Island First Responders Kept Busy During Crowded Fourth of July Weekend

The Fourth of July holiday weekend proved a busy time for Island first responders, who responded to several calls, including a fire in a downtown Edgartown restaurant Saturday morning.

Downtown Edgartown Fire Contained Quickly

Edgartown firefighters swiftly contained an upper-story fire at the Atlantic Restaurant at the foot of Main street Saturday morning. Deputy fire chief Alex Schaeffer was first on the scene along with Edgartown police officer Ryan Ruley.

Edgartown Welcomes New Police Officers

Edgartown’s newest full-time police officers are ready for duty just in time for the department’s busiest day of the year, when the town fills up for the Fourth of July parade and fireworks. Zachary Townes and Curtis Chandler were sworn in Monday.

Two Sergeants in Edgartown Earn Their Stripes

Veteran Edgartown police officers Michael Gazaille and Joel DeRoche were promoted to the rank of sergeant and sworn in at the selectmen’s meeting Monday. Police chief David Rossi praised both men for their trustworthiness and long service to the town.

Respect and Balance Are Core Principles for New Police Chief

One day after his appointment as Edgartown police chief, David Rossi was already in full stride. On his first morning in the corner office, he had updated the department’s post office information, ordered new business cards and organized his desk.

Edgartown Selectmen Hear Police Chief Recommendation

The town’s acting police chief John M. (Jack) Collins recommended longtime Edgartown police officer David Rossi as the new police chief at a board of selectmen meeting. Selectmen took the recommendations under advisement.

Police: Investigation Into Alleged Assault Remains Unsolved

A four-week-old investigation into an alleged sexual assault in the State Forest remains open and unsolved, Edgartown police said this week.

Woman Charged With Breaking and Entering; Police Investigate Possible Sale of Owner's Belongings

A 44-year-old Wareham woman has been charged with larceny after Edgartown police said she allegedly broke into and resided at an Edgartown home and sold or gave away items in the house.

Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Assault Continues

Edgartown police said in a statement Wednesday they are running down leads based on responses from a community alert issued following the alleged assault on April 2 in the state forest. Police have a detailed description of the alleged attacker.

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