The Dukes County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to have the town of Edgartown take over the two-mile strip of shorefront east of South Beach.

Vineyard Steamship Authority governor James Malkin was reappointed to a second three-year term by the Dukes County Commission Wednesday.

The Dukes County Commission voted Wednesday to offer the treasurer job to Judy Soules, a former banker who lives on the Island.


The Dukes County Commission voted last week to request $600,000 from the Island towns for a renovation to the Vineyard Health Care Access Program building on New York avenue in Oak Bluffs.

The Dukes County Commission Wednesday voted to forward a proposed legislative change to the statehouse that would allow the commission to appoint a treasurer who does not reside in the county.

After failing at the ballot box two years ago, the Dukes County Commission took steps Wednesday to again attempt to change the role of county treasurer from an elected to an appointed government position.