Noah Asimow
The towns of Edgartown and Tisbury were born as part of New York Colony, fraternal twins that on Thursday this week celebrated their sesquarcentennial anniversaries.


A recent survey of 28 businesses in downtown Edgartown shows the pandemic continues to have widespread and often dire impacts on Island commercial districts.

Edgartown’s transformative outdoor dining streetscape from last summer received five-star reviews from restaurateurs in the town, prompting leaders to move forward with a similar proposal for this summer.

A Newton-based developer has purchased two adjacent quarter-acre Edgartown properties that include the storied Dairy Queen building for $2.8 million.


The Edgartown town hall — reopened to the public two months ago — has reverted to appointment-only status as coronavirus case numbers continue to climb on the Island.

Edgartown restaurants can now officially apply to expand their outdoor dining capacity, after selectmen approved a policy Monday to allow seating areas on downtown sidewalks.


After three years as assistant building inspector, Reade Milne was officially appointed on Dec. 13 as the Edgartown building inspector.