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.


The Edgartown board of health’s decision to pursue adding fluoride to the town water supply has sparked outrage among some town residents and officials..

Pay raises for town workers, a long-planned affordable housing project and a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana sales are all issues for Edgartown voters to consider when they convene for a special town meeting Tuesday night.

More than 15 years ago, Fred B. Morgan Jr. drove out to Ocean Heights in Edgartown. What he saw helped set in motion the Island’s largest affordable housing development to date.

Edgartown residents voted by a wide margin at their annual town meeting to spend $3 million to buy or take the run-down Yellow House, capping months of discussion over the property.

Edgartown will finally decide whether to take ownership of the run-down Yellow House when voters gather for their annual town meeting Tuesday. A 69-item warrant also features a $34.6 million budget and a range of spending requests.

Eighteen red stools, a 30-foot counter, menu items written on construction paper hanging on the walls, two pots of hot coffee always humming, one ancient register, cash only — the Dock Street Diner is a place where time has stood still. This is a good thing. It’s like stopping for a bite in your own kitchen, but way better. You don’t have to cook or clean up, and the food is home cooked the way grandma did, fast, no fuss, and with just the right amount of tough love.