Noah Asimow
Wastewater concerns continue to hover over the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s proposed new nursing home facility off the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, with selectmen voting Monday to commission an independent analysis.
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Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Edgartown wastewater treatment plant
Noah Asimow
The Edgartown police department has promoted officer Ryan Ruley to sergeant, after the longtime law enforcement official and Oak Bluffs selectman came out tops in a lengthy hiring process.
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Edgartown Selectmen Lead Initiative to Join Ocean Wind Turbine Proposal


With Edgartown in the lead, the Vineyard is poised to join with Nantucket and Cong. William Delahunt in pushing for the establishment of an offshore energy zone to harness wind, wave and possibly tidal energy from waters between the two Islands.

The move is a first step toward the goal of making the Islands energy independent.


Some people crave the spotlight. Peter O. Bettencourt is not among them.

"Oh, God," Mr. Bettencourt muttered Monday, when Arthur Smadbeck, chairman of the Edgartown selectmen, let it be known that the selectmen had a memento of appreciation for their town administrator's nearly 40 years of full-time work for the town.


Robert J. Carroll and former state Sen. Allen F. Jones, co-owners and stock holders of the Harbor View Hotel have signed an agreement to purchase Edgartown’s 200-year old Great Harbour Inn on Kelley street from Richard I. Colter. According to Mr. Carrol, their plans are to open the inn on a year-round basis “with deluxe accommodations and a dining room.”
“We think there’s a market for people who might want to live in a centrally located hotel year-round and have things done for them,” Mr. Carroll said.


One of three PT boat of the United States Navy, leaving Edgartown har­bor yesterday afternoon, dropped a live depth charge loaded with TNT in the outer harbor and the charge failed to explode. A radio report to the office of the Coast Guard at Vineyard Haven was made immediately, and two boats turned back, one of them tieing up for a second time at the Edgartown Yacht Club wharf to make a report of the incident.
The charge was still unexploded this morning.