Dial Phones Come to Cuttyhunk - or You Get It Alpheus
George W. Adams
Cuttyhunk now has the latest in telephone equipment. Islanders may even be listed in the directory next year, but at least one of its telephone problems isn’t yet solved. Getting ahold of town government takes a little luck and a lot of time.
A year ago, if a resident here wanted to call out, he had only to walk to the nearest of the seven pay stations, and, if that one of the two Island circuits wasn’t busy, crank the ringer handle to tell the operator in New Bedford he wanted to make a call.
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Telephone Scam Targets Island Seniors

Tisbury police are warning people to be on the alert for a telephone scam under way on the Island that appears to be targeting seniors. Officer Jeffrey Day told the Gazette late Wednesday that he had received two reports from seniors who had received telephone calls from someone appearing to represent a medical alarm system. People receiving scam calls are being told that a family member had added a product to their service and financial information is needed to pay for the service.

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