EMS Communications Overhaul Led by Sheriff Is Still a Work in Progress
An ambitious regional project to upgrade the Dukes County radio communications network from analog to a digital has faced significant hurdles.
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Tisbury Police, Sheriff Commend Resident and Officers for Lifesaving Efforts
Maia Coleman
Stephen Sheldon of Vineyard Haven was recognized by the Tisbury police department at a ceremony last Thursday for his role in saving the life of a woman in the Lagoon Pond late last year.
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Sheriff's Office Opens Red Stocking Donation Locker
The Dukes County Sheriff’s Office is opening an outdoor locker for Red Stocking donations of new, unwrapped toys.
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Island Dispatchers Plagued by 911 Misdials
Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden is sounding the alarm on accidental 911 calls, which spiked to 60 a day over the weekend.
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National Guard Delivers Emergency Supplies to the Vineyard
Will Sennott and Noah Asimow

A convoy of National Guard trucks arrived on the Island Wednesday morning to deliver a staff isolation tent to the Edgartown house of correction, and other supplies Islandwide.

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New Radio Tower to Enhance Regional Communications System
Aaron Wilson
A new tower is up, although not yet operational, but Dukes County sheriff Robert Ogden said this week that major strides have been made in the quest to improve emergency communications on Martha’s Vineyard.
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State Grant Boosts Project to Upgrade EMS Communications
Will Sennott

The Duke County sheriff has secured $1.7 million in state funding for the next phase of upgrading radio communications for Martha’s Vineyard emergency departments.

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Sheriff Proposes Tower to Upgrade Emergency Network
Noah Asimow

A plan by Dukes County sheriff wants to build a 140-foot emergency services tower in Oak Bluffs is under review.

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Sheriff Severs Financial Tie With County Over Communications Center
The Dukes County sheriff has terminated a longstanding agreement with the county for an exchange of services that included partial funding of the Island’s 911 emergency communications center.
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Sheriff's Bid for Emergency Dispatch Center Funding Fails

Voters in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury all defeated requests to fund a share of the Island’s emergency communications center, which coordinates response to 911 calls Islandwide.

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