Everyday Hero
The extraordinary beauty of this Island has always enchanted me. I call it one big Japanese garden. The Island is alive with a myriad of landscapes.
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Labor Attorney to Serve as Interim Edgartown Police Chief
Olivia Hull

A week after police Chief Antone Bettencourt announced his retirement, the Edgartown selectmen have approved a plan to replace him. Labor attorney John M. (Jack) Collins will serve as interim chief while he helps the town identify a successor.

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Edgartown Police Chief Will Step Down
Sara Brown
After more than 30 years with the Edgartown police department, including five years at the helm, Edgartown police chief Antone Bettencourt will retire in May.

“It’s time, you know, that’s the bottom line,” Chief Bettencourt said.

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Fine Dining Among the Fire Trucks; Edgartown Police Cook for Seniors
Mark Alan Lovewell

Edgartown seniors were treated to a hot meal at the Edgartown Fire Station Friday afternoon, compliments of the town’s Police Patrolmen’s Association. The beef tenderloin and mashed potatoes supper began with handmade crab cakes and ended with pie.

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After 29 years Sgt. Johnson Shifts to the Beat of Retirement
Mark Alan Lovewell
Next summer, Kenneth Johnson and his wife Mary can watch the Fourth of July fireworks together for the first time. Mr. Johnson, 56, has retired after 29 years as a sergeant with the Edgartown Police Department.
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Edgartown Police Make Drug Arrests, Emphasize Concerns About Heroin
Sara Brown

Two Edgartown men face drug charges including heroin possession following a bust Friday by Edgartown police and the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force.

Police are emphasizing the seriousness of heroin use and overdoses on the Island.
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Edgartown Welcomes Student Police Officer
Olivia Hull

When Zachary Townes becomes a full-time police officer in Edgartown next year, pending completion of the police academy, it won’t be his first paycheck from the town. Far from it. Mr. Townes, 29, has worked for the town for 13 years.

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Edgartown Police Report Drug Discovery in Local Park
Sara Brown

Edgartown police had an unusual lost and found call this weekend: a bag of heroin was found in an Edgartown park.

Det. Sgt. Chris Dolby said someone going to work in downtown Edgartown Saturday saw a plastic bag sitting on the foot path in a park tucked away off Main street. The person thought it looked suspicious and told a traffic cop, who in turn called a patrolman.

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No Major Injuries, Square Rigger Spared in Sunday Morning Accident
Sara Brown
A woman passed out and drove a truck off the road Sunday morning, police said, with the truck stopping just short of hitting the Square Rigger restaurant.
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Edgartown Police Investigating Alleged Hate Crime
Sydney Bender

Edgartown police are searching for two or three men allegedly involved in an assault Saturday night that is being considered a hate crime, police said Monday.

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