Edgartown selectmen approve entertainment licenses


Edgartown selectmen granted two entertainment licenses at their regular Monday meeting.

The first was for Bad Martha, a new brew pub on Upper Main Street. The establishment plans to have acoustic music inside the building on weekends, until 7 pm.

Chairman Art Smadbeck and Margaret Serpa voted in favor of the license. Selectman Michael Donaroma recused himself from the vote and the deliberation, because he leases the property to Bad Martha.

Selectmen unanimously voted an entertainment license for the Kelley House, which plans to feature acoustic music by the hotel pool. The pool is entirely enclosed by the building.

Also, town administrator Pam Dolby said Verizon has notified the town that it will not move forward with a distributed antenna system (DAS) on Chappaquiddick. Ms. Dolby said she will schedule a public hearing on Chappaquiddick on August 11, to ask residents how they want to proceed, after several failed attempts to establish mobile phone service on the island.

Ms. Dolby also announced that the Edgartown Police color guard and officers have been invited to participate in pregame festivities at Fenway Park on August 1 when the Red Sox start a three-game series against the New York Yankees.