Dukes County hired Juliet Mulinare to be its new treasurer last week as the regional government continues to push for the position to become appointed.

James Klingensmith will step down Tuesday following his planned move to Oak Bluffs.

After months of work to set up a new program to help Islanders replace their aging septic systems, Dukes County officials say they are struggling to attract enough interested applicants. 

Dukes County is once again on the hunt for a new treasurer after the current job holder told officials she plans to resign this spring.


The Dukes County commission voted this week to dedicate $1.4 million to help all seven towns in the county install septic systems designed to prevent nitrogen from seeping into fragile saltwater ponds.

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.