Manslaughter Case Moved from Dukes to Barnstable
Noah Asimow

A manslaughter case involving a fatal overdose from the powerful drug fentanyl has been moved from Dukes County superior court to Barnstable, after a motion was allowed by a superior court judge.

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Superior Court to Convene; Civil and Criminal Cases on the Docket
Noah Asimow
Dukes County Superior Court is set to convene its fall session on Oct. 7, with three pending criminal matters and a civil case brought by neighbors of the Harbor View Hotel on the docket.
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Legislators Stay at New Kelley House in Inn’s Old Tradition
Vineyard Gazette
One of the best known traditions of the old Kelley House at Edgartown was its semi-annual entertainment of the Justice of the Superior Court and his suite on the occasion of the sittings of the court in and for the County of Dukes County at Edgartown. The sittings used to fall in April and September, and many stories are still told of Bill Kelley and how, on occasion, he took the judge on a tour of Chappaquiddick while the court stood in recess.
 
For many years the house opened in time for the spring sitting and closed after the fall sitting.
 
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Tentative Trial Date Set in Fentanyl Case
Noah Asimow

A tentative trial date of Oct. 9 has been set for Jason R. Willoughby, 34, of Vineyard Haven, who was indicted by a Dukes County grand jury last October.

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Edgartown Man Sentenced to State Prison in Fentanyl Case
Steve Myrick

Alexander W. Carlson was sentenced to four to five years in state prison Monday in a drug trafficking case involving fentanyl. Mr. Carlson pleaded guilty in Dukes County superior court to a second offense of possession with intent to distribute a class B drug.

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Cake, Salutations and a Final Goodbye for Joe Sollitto
Noah Asimow

For the first time in 42 years, Joseph E. Sollitto Jr. descended the steps of the Edgartown courthouse as something other than the clerk of the superior court.

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Vineyard Haven Man Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter
Steve Myrick

Jason Willoughby, 33, of Vineyard Haven was indicted by a Dukes County grand jury last week on felony charges in a case that involves a fatal overdose from the powerful drug fentanyl.

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Superior Court Opens: Light Docket Scheduled

The fall sitting of Dukes County superior court begins Oct. 1 at the Edgartown courthouse, with a light docket scheduled.

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Man Sent to Prison on Child Pornography Charges

An Oak Bluffs man was sentenced to state prison last week after pleading guilty on child pornography charges.

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Island Men Arraigned on Drug Charges
Sara Brown

Two Island men were arraigned Thursday morning in Dukes County superior court on charges of distributing drugs on Martha’s Vineyard.

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