Edgartown town hall will close briefly Friday

Edgartown selectmen announced on Monday that the real estate tax rate dropped seven cents from 2016 to 2017. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Edgartown Town Hall will be closed from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Friday, Jan 10 to allow town employees to attend the funeral service for John Varkonda, who died suddenly on December 31.

Mr. Varkonda was the well respected superintendent of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest and the husband of Edgartown conservation agent Jane Varkonda.

The funeral home service will be held at 11 am at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home on Edgartown Road in Oak Bluffs.