Records for the project at the Triangle show a pattern of mistakes and faulty construction since work began this winter. The building was closed abruptly on April 1 due to water damage.

Frustration marked the Edgartown selectmen’s meeting over the situation at the Triangle, where the main post office has been closed since Friday.

The Edgartown Post Office has been closed since Friday morning and operations temporarily moved to Vineyard Haven because of water damage.

With the roof removed and construction underway on new apartments above the Edgartown Post Office, rainfall has led to two closures of the town post office in the last week.


In the unanimous vote Tuesday night, which came over the loud objection of neighbors, the town planning board cited a dire need for rental housing.

“We have a traffic problem but we have a housing crisis,” said board member Robert Sparks.

The Edgartown planning board has closed a public hearing but has yet to vote on whether to approve plans for eight loft apartments in the busy B-2 business district off Upper Main street. Residents of the Dark Woods neighborhood are up in arms over the plan.