After Slow Start, County Searches for Septic Grant Applicants

After months of work to set up a new program to help Islanders replace their aging septic systems, Dukes County officials say they are struggling to attract enough interested applicants. 

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County Treasurer to Resign in March

Dukes County is once again on the hunt for a new treasurer after the current job holder told officials she plans to resign this spring.

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County Allocates $1.4 Million for Septic Upgrades in Island Towns

The Dukes County commission voted this week to dedicate $1.4 million to help all seven towns in the county install septic systems designed to prevent nitrogen from seeping into fragile saltwater ponds.

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Edgartown Takes Over Management of Norton Point

The Dukes County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to have the town of Edgartown take over the two-mile strip of shorefront east of South Beach.

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Vineyard SSA Governor Is Reappointed

Vineyard Steamship Authority governor James Malkin was reappointed to a second three-year term by the Dukes County Commission Wednesday.

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County Appoints Judy Soules as Treasurer

The Dukes County Commission voted Wednesday to offer the treasurer job to Judy Soules, a former banker who lives on the Island.

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County Looks to Renovate Healthcare Access Building

The Dukes County Commission voted last week to request $600,000 from the Island towns for a renovation to the Vineyard Health Care Access Program building on New York avenue in Oak Bluffs.

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County Seeks to Change Residency Requirement for Treasurer

The Dukes County Commission Wednesday voted to forward a proposed legislative change to the statehouse that would allow the commission to appoint a treasurer who does not reside in the county.

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County Renews Effort to Change Treasurer Position

After failing at the ballot box two years ago, the Dukes County Commission took steps Wednesday to again attempt to change the role of county treasurer from an elected to an appointed government position.

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Island SSA Rep Updates County Commission

As public pressure grows in the wake of Steamship Authority cancellations, breakdowns and reservation woes, the Dukes County commission invited Jim Malkin, Vineyard representative to the SSA, to give an update on operations at the ferry line on Sept. 7.

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