White clapboard houses once owned by whaling captains and rose-covered picket fences are the signatures of the Edgartown Village historic district. Main Street runs down to the harbor and North Water Street runs out to the scenic Edgartown Lighthouse. The village is mostly seasonal, save a handful of hardy year-round shops and restaurants.


Edgartown Village/Downtown in the News

Edgartown Lighthouse will be Auctioned; Town Looks to Secure Beacon

Beacon of History

Boston Students Say Edgartown Traffic Headed in Wrong Direction

New, Old Libraries a Heavenly Match

State High Court Upholds Edgartown

Snapshot of a Changing Neighborhood: Now, Lights Go Out in Winter Months

As Old Inns Change Hands, Many Become Homes Again

Henry Beetle Hough Was Lighthouse Champion

Singing in the Morning

Sheriff's Meadow Foundation: 1959-2009

Sheriff's Meadow Celebrates 50th Anniversary

New Regulations Force Property Owners to Register Rental Homes in Edgartown; Officials Act to Ensure Safe Housing

Water and Main: Town at a Crossroad

Edgartown Committee Strongly Endorses VTA's Church Street Project
Noah Asimow

After months of review, Edgartown’s VTA Church street committee gave a strong endorsement to a controversial plan to install three electric bus induction chargers at the downtown bus terminal.

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Federated Church Proposes to Sell Parsonage; Minister Will Leave
Louisa Hufstader
The Federated Church of Martha’s Vineyard is proposing to put its 200-year-old Edgartown parsonage on the market, while simultaneously losing the settled minister.
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Kelley House Transfers Licenses
Noah Asimow
Edgartown has set Oct. 20 as a public hearing date for the Kelley House’s new liquor license after the hotel changed owners late last week.
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Kelley House Hotel Changes Hands
The historic Kelley House in Edgartown, among the oldest hotels in the country, was sold Friday to Blue Flag Partners, a Boston-based real estate private equity firm, for $19.6 million.
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Hearing Opens on Hob Knob Inn Expansion
Noah Asimow
A proposal to double the capacity of the boutique Hob Knob Hotel saw pushback at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday, as neighbors voiced concerns about traffic and other issues.
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Edgartown – 12 Norton Street
Wallace & Co. | Sotheby’s International Realty
This charming home in the village is a short walk to everything Edgartown has to offer. Behind the distinguished exterior lives a very modern home with a wide-open floor plan and the kinds of finishes today’s buyer seeks
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Yellow House Construction Stretches to the Finish Line
Noah Asimow
The historic Yellow House in downtown Edgartown is set to have a dash of red on its awning this summer, with the athleisure company Lululemon signing a multi-year rental deal.
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Edgartown Signs Land Swap Agreement With Boys and Girls Club
Selectmen voted Friday to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Boys and Girls Club related to the planned purchase of 21 acres off the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.
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Federated Church Prevails in Intricate Case Over Parsonage
Julia Wells

The Federated Church in Edgartown won a legal victory this week in a knotty case over its ownership of the South Water street parsonage that was willed to the church more than 60 years ago.

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Judge Dismisses Bulk of Neighbor Claims Over Hotel Pool Bar
Noah Asimow
Abutters to the Harbor View Hotel were properly notified about a zoning hearing on changes to the hotel’s pool bar, a superior court judge said.
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