Eight Candidates Seek Seven Seats on County Commission
Landry Harlan
Eight candidates, including six incumbents, are running for seven seats on the Dukes County Commission this year. In advance of the election, the Gazette emailed questions to all the candidates.
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County Commission Appoints Airport Members
Steve Myrick

The Dukes County Commission appointed three airport commissioners and approved more than $1 million in airport borrowing this week.

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County Treasurer Will Resign Elected Post
Steve Myrick

Dukes County treasurer Noreen Mavro-Flanders announced this week that she will step down from the job she has held for nearly 27 years.

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County Reopens Application Process for Airport Commission Seats
Landry Harlan
The Dukes County commission voted Thursday to reopen the application process for the three open seats on the airport commission.
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County License Plate Fund Shortchanges Tourism
Steve Myrick
Dukes County has taken in more than $1 million from Cape and Islands license plates. But the county has spent less than half that on economic development and tourism, as required by law.
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County Budget Includes Money to Battle Substance Abuse
Steve Myrick

A $1.9 million county budget for the coming fiscal year will include a modest expenditure to battle substance abuse disorders on the Vineyard.

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Ailing Edgartown Courthouse Set for Upgrade
Steve Myrick

Prodded by a superior court judge, the Dukes County commission this week approved funds to restore wheelchair access to the courthouse.

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Minimum Wage Increase by County Stalls Negotiations With Trustees
Steve Myrick
A county resolution setting $15 minimum wage for contractors complicates an agreement with The Trustees of Reservations to manage Norton Point Beach.
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County Commissioners Voice Concern Over Heroin Epidemic
Steve Myrick

Escalating concern about the heroin epidemic, and how the Island is dealing with support for addicts and their families, was discussed.

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In Report to County, Airport Chairman Offers Upbeat Outlook
Steve Myrick

Dukes county commissioners applauded airport commission chairman Myron Garfinkle during their meeting Wednesday evening, after Mr. Garfinkle offered a rosy progress report.

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