Martina Thornton Named New Dukes County Manager
Olivia Hull

The Dukes County commission voted Wednesday to name their executive administrative assistant as the new county manager.

Martina Thornton, who has held the number two staff position at the county for the past four years, will now negotiate a contract with members of the commission next week.

The vote to offer the job to Mrs. Thornton was unanimous. Two weeks ago the county commission voted to offer the job to New Hampshire attorney Katherine Rogers, but last week Ms. Rogers declined, citing personal health reasons.

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Dukes County Commission Says No Thanks to Its Own Demise
Peter Brannen

The Dukes County Commission has rejected a recommendation by the Department of Revenue (DOR) that it be abolished.

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