Edgartown

Ninety Four Year Old Water Commissioner Retires Position, But Not His Opinions

After 30 years of serving the town of Edgartown, John Lovewell attended his last meeting as a water commissioner last week. He was presented with a clock and a model fire hydrant for his service.

Edgartown Library Set for Next Chapter

In early February, library lovers will be invited to carry the first of nearly 50,000 books and other items to the new Edgartown library building.

Edgartown Town Meeting Turns Down Mini Park Purchase

Edgartown voters readily approved nearly all articles, including a $32 million town operating budget at their annual town meeting. But they stopped short of spending $2.1 million to buy the Main street Mini-Park from the Hall family.

Thar She Costs; Whaling History Preservation Is on Town Agenda

When Edgartown voters gather next week for their annual town meeting, preserving town history will be among the items on the agenda.

Edgartown Considers Full-Time Fire Chief

At their annual town meeting Edgartown voters will take up an operating budget that includes a salary for a full-time fire chief.

At Home on the Water; Making Everyone Else Feel Good, Too

On a hazy, warm Monday morning in June, the Edgartown harbor master pulls into his parking spot adjacent to his office on Morse street in Edgartown. Charlie Blair has barely parked his battered blue Suburban before he jumps out and asks: “What kind of shape are we in?”

Edgartown Backs Fertilizer Control Plan, With a Twist

Edgartown voters approved a $30.7 million operating budget and agreed to spend Community Preservation Act funds for a range of projects, including $350,000 to renovate the interior of the town hall.

Edgartown Voters Will Be Asked to Spend on Town Hall Renovations

When voters gather within the newly painted walls of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown next Tuesday, they will take on a town meeting warrant with 66 articles and a $30.7 million town budget.

Edgartown Selectmen Approve Tax Increase, Shellfish Licenses

Edgartown’s tax rate will increase slightly in 2014, with the town selectmen this week approving a tax rate of $3.70 for every $1,000 worth of property.

With Contract Issues Solved, Edgartown Solar Project Moves Forward

Changes have been approved to an agreement between the town and the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative Inc. (CVEC) to create solar arrays on town-owned parcels of land. The projects are expected to save the town millions in electricity costs down the road.

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