The Edgartown select board voted Monday to not allow dock dances at Memorial Wharf, at least for now, after the police chief raised concerns about his ability to provide coverage given short staffing this summer.


Memorial Wharf joins the Edgartown Yacht Club and the Vose family boathouse as Edgartown looks to preserve historic harborfront buildings in wake of climate change.


On Thursday, four 14 year olds defied expectations and age limits when they strutted into the Ritz and instead of being tossed out started tuning up.


As it has every Tuesday for the last three summers, the Dock Dance Band had brought the wharf alive with Islanders and tourists, dancing and celebrating under the glow of the moon and a few fluorescent lights.