Amid Protests, Chilmark Police Chief Offers Self Reflection
Will Sennott
As protests against racism and police brutality continue to spread, Chilmark police chief Jonathan Klaren offered the town selectmen a moment of self-reflection.
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Conch Vessel Ousted From Menemsha Harbor After Grounding Incident
Will Sennott
The fishing vessel Miss Jenna and her captain have had their docking privileges revoked in Menemsha harbor following the grounding of the vessel Thursday night off Lobsterville Beach in an apparent alcohol-related incident.
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Legal Claims Against Chilmark, Former Police Chief Come to Light

A federal lawsuit brought by a former Chilmark police officer who cut off a several-year sexual relationship with the former police chief has been settled out of court.

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Body Found on Menemsha Beach Was Not Missing Fisherman
Noah Asimow
The Cape and Islands district attorney said Tuesday that a body found on the beach at Menemsha over the weekend has no connection to the sea scalloper that sank last month and left three New Bedford fishermen missing.
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Drunk Driving Arrests Keep Island Police Busy
Holly Pretsky

Island police responded to a number of drunk driving incidents over the weekend. In Oak Bluffs there were two separate arrests for operating under the influence.

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FBI Commends Chilmark Police Sergeant

Chilmark police Sgt. Sean Slavin received a commendation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week for his work on a case involving an elderly Island woman who was bilked out of millions.

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Chilmark Police Apprehend Driver After Car Chase
Landry Harlan
A car chase between a Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chilmark police Saturday evening ended in the mud of the Keith Farm field in Chilmark with the apprehension of a 17-year-old male from Oak Bluffs.
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Islanders Mourn, High School Responds Following Fatal Car Crash
Sara Brown

Many were in mourning this week around the Vineyard after regional high school senior Jake Baird was killed last Friday in an early morning car accident in Chilmark.

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Chilmark Man Arraigned on Deer Jacking Charge
A Chilmark man was arraigned last week on charges related to improper deer hunting, including hunting at night and hunting from a vehicle.
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Florida Psychic Ordered to Repay $3.5 Million to Elderly Vineyard Woman
Julia Wells

A federal judge this week ordered a south Florida woman to repay more than $3.5 million to an elderly Martha’s Vineyard woman who was bilked for psychic services over a period of seven years.

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