Big Bridge Tragedy Triggers County Commission Efforts
Dukes County commissioners will seek to begin a dialogue with the state, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown about safety issues at the big bridge following the tragic deaths of brothers Tavaughn and Tavaris Bulgin last weekend.
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McLean Tapped as Dukes County Treasurer
Longtime former Tisbury town treasurer Tim McLean was appointed county treasurer, taking on some of the duties of retiring elected treasurer Ann Metcalf.
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County Aims ARPA Funds at Wastewater Initiatives
With significant American Rescue Plan Act funding earmarked for wastewater projects at the Martha's Vineyard Airport and Martha's Vineyard commission, the Dukes County commission has begun to eye a new, broad wastewater initiative for the remainder of its ARPA funding.
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County Commission Mulls Appointment for New Treasurer
At a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, members of the Dukes County Commission discussed the next steps in filling the open position of county treasurer.
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County Shows Support for New Nursing Home Project
The Dukes County commission agreed this week to sign a letter of support for the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s project to build a new nursing home in Edgartown.
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County Recognizes Pride Month
The Dukes County commission voted to raise the pride flag for the month of June at a meeting Wednesday evening.
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Hearing Tonight on SSA Bill
The Dukes County commission and Nantucket county commission will host a joint hearing on a state bill to amend the Steamship Authority legislation. The hearing begins at 5 p.m. over Zoom.
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County Officials Lambaste State Rep Over SSA Bill
State Rep. Dylan Fernandes faced a barrage of criticism from county officials last week for poor communication.
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County Commission, Advisory Board Spar Over Rescue Plan Funding
Amid ongoing talks about the distribution of some $3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Dukes County Commission pushed back this week against inquiries from the county advisory board over its own jurisdiction in the process.
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County Mulls Application Process for Rescue Act Funds
With the first half of $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding in hand, the county commission met Wednesday to talk about the distribution process.
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