The formal opening and dedication of the Dukes County communications center saw a big turnout last Sunday afternoon. Firemen, policemen, families and friends of the center attended the four-hour open house. The 911 emergency dispatch center was relocated this past winter to a much larger below-ground facility near the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. The center serves all the Island public safety agencies.

Sheriff Michael A. McCormack and communications supervisor Susan Schofield presided over a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. There was a large cake with “Dispatchers the Unsung Heroes” written in sugar.

The Edgartown fire department brought the town ladder truck and flew a flag from the top.