Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Two new registers of deeds were elected yesterday. Paulo DeOliveira won the Dukes County Registry of Deeds race and Stephen Murphy won in Suffolk County. In both registries, the incumbent registers retired, thereby creating mid-term vacancies in the office. In Dukes, the outgoing register was Dianne Powers, who had served since 1995. In Suffolk, it was Francis "Mickey" Roache, who had taken office in 2002.