A week after police Chief Antone Bettencourt announced his retirement, the Edgartown selectmen have approved a plan to replace him. Labor attorney John M. (Jack) Collins will serve as interim chief while he helps the town identify a successor.
Edgartown seniors were treated to a hot meal at the Edgartown Fire Station Friday afternoon, compliments of the town’s Police Patrolmen’s Association. The beef tenderloin and mashed potatoes supper began with handmade crab cakes and ended with pie.
Next summer, Kenneth Johnson and his wife Mary can watch the Fourth of July fireworks together for the first time. Mr. Johnson, 56, has retired after 29 years as a sergeant with the Edgartown Police Department.
When Zachary Townes becomes a full-time police officer in Edgartown next year, pending completion of the police academy, it won’t be his first paycheck from the town. Far from it. Mr. Townes, 29, has worked for the town for 13 years.
The handful of Islanders who ran the marathon this week were not the only ones who had trained for the big day. Officer Jeff Trudel and Det. Michael Snowden of the Edgartown police department trained to be among 100 members of a special bicycle unit that patrolled the marathon route Monday.
The Edgartown police department was hard at work early Friday morning — in the kitchen.
They had to cook for a crowd, after all. By noon, 80 senior citizens came to the fire station to dine on food prepared by the police department, “our way to say thank you to the seniors, and to let them get to know us a little bit better,” Officer William Bishop said.
Officer Michael Gazaille made the lobster rolls and the strawberry shortcake, while Sgt. Jonathan Searle went quahaugging and made chowder. Officer Bishop made stuffed quahaugs.