Aquinnah Land Dispute Winds Its Way to Superior Court
A small lot off Moshup Trail in Aquinnah has become the subject of a complex land dispute between a Vineyard conservation organization and the descendants of a former deed holder.
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Jury Trial Underway in Superior Court Malpractice Case
In the county’s first Superior Court jury trial in more than two years, an Oak Bluffs businessman is suing a well known Island surgeon for medical malpractice.
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Superior Court Convenes for Fall Session
A medical malpractice case is one of three potential jury trials topping the docket this month as the Dukes County Superior Court begins its fall session.
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Trial Concludes in Developer Challenge to MVC
Two conflicting views on the broad powers of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to regulate development were aired in the weeklong civil trial which wrapped up on Tuesday.
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Oak Bluffs Man Pleads Guilty in Child Pornography Case
Stephen Jenkinson was sentenced to up to four years in state prison last Friday for possession of child pornography in a case that dates to 2020.
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Court Complaints Decry Alleged Illegal Tree Cutting
In two new superior court lawsuits alleging illegal tree cutting — one in Chilmark another on Chappaquiddick — land owners are accusing their neighbors of destroying old-growth trees for the sake of creating water views.
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Grand Jury Indicts Oak Bluffs Man on 46 Charges, Including Rape
An Oak Bluffs man has been arraigned in Dukes County superior court on 46 charges, including two counts of rape, that stem from a string of alleged incidents over the course of nearly two years.
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Oak Bluffs Man Placed on Probation in 2019 Case Involving Assault, Theft, Vandalism
An Oak Bluffs man was sentenced to 18 months probation this week after pleading guilty to assault, theft and vandalism charges that arose out of a motor vehicle altercation in Oak Bluffs in the summer of 2019.
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Edgartown Massage Therapist Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault
Sebastian M. Pattavina, former owner of The Mod Spa, has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail following a series of sexual assault charges.
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Superior Court Hears Criminal Cases
An Oak Bluffs man was indicted and arraigned on child pornography charges this week in the spring sitting of Dukes County superior court. A Plymouth woman was also indicted on charges of distributing drugs at the Edgartown jail.
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