The town’s acting police chief John M. (Jack) Collins recommended longtime Edgartown police officer David Rossi as the new police chief at a board of selectmen meeting Monday. Selectmen took the recommendations under advisement, and are expected to vote next week.
Edgartown police said in a statement Wednesday they are running down leads based on responses from a community alert issued following the alleged assault on April 2 in the state forest. Police have a detailed description of the alleged attacker.
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.