And Then There Were Three; Trend of Retiring Police Chiefs Continues
Steve Myrick
Edgartown police chief David Rossi is stepping down following a recent heart attack, becoming the third Island police chief to announce his departure in less than a month.
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Edgartown Police Chief Steps Down
Sara Brown

Edgartown police chief David Rossi is stepping down after more than 25 years with the Edgartown police department following a recent heart attack. Lieut. Christopher Dolby has been named the acting chief while the town searches for Mr. Rossi's replacement.

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Car Lands in Harbor After Driver Error
Chloe Reichel

A car landed in the shallows of the Edgartown harbor Monday afternoon after the driver mistakenly backed over the edge of a cement pier near the Reading Room. No one was injured in the incident.

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Edgartown Police Department Earns State Certification
Sara Brown

Edgartown selectmen Monday congratulated the town police department for receiving state certification.

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Island First Responders Kept Busy During Crowded Fourth of July Weekend
Steve Myrick

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.

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Downtown Edgartown Fire Contained Quickly
Julia Wells

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.

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Edgartown Welcomes New Police Officers
Steve Myrick

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.

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Two Sergeants in Edgartown Earn Their Stripes
Steve Myrick

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.

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Respect and Balance Are Core Principles for New Police Chief
Steve Myrick

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.

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David Rossi Sworn In as New Edgartown Police Chief
Steve Myrick

Edgartown selectmen appointed Officer David Rossi as the town's new chief of police at their meeting Monday, and Det. Sgt. Chris Dolby was also promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Both officers were enthusiastically endorsed and they were sworn in immediately following the vote.

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