Ready to listen


To the Editor:

In my letter to the editor, “Grateful for the last-minute support” on Sept. 24, I promised, “If I am elected, my first order of business will be holding public meetings in each of the seven towns that make up Dukes County, during times when working people can actually be there.”

That is why beginning on Saturday, Dec. 1, I will be holding a series of public, nonpartisan, town hall–style meetings in each of the seven county towns. Six of them are currently scheduled, and the final one, Aquinnah, is in the works. They will be held at the following times and locations:

12/1/18: Oak Bluffs (Oak Bluffs library meeting room, 2:30-3:30 pm)

12/3/18: West Tisbury (West Tisbury library large conference room, 6-8 pm)

12/4/18: Edgartown (Edgartown library program room, 6-7:30 pm)

12/14/18: Gosnold (Town Hall, in conjunction with the board of selectmen meeting, 10:30 am)

12/20/18: Vineyard Haven (Vineyard Haven library program area, 6-7 pm)

1/5/19: Chilmark (Chilmark library, 12-2 pm)

I’d like to hear from you as I begin my new position as one of your Dukes County commissioners this January. I encourage everyone to come to one of these discussions to ask questions and give me your suggestions, ideas, and advice. Engaging with your elected officials about the issues that matter to you and the solutions you think will make our county a better and more just place to live is democracy at its finest, and I hope you’ll join me.


Keith Chatinover, commissioner

Dukes County