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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Superior Court Set to Convene Fall Session, Absent Jury Trials
Noah Asimow
Three bench trials — including a long-running fight over a Chappaquiddick cell tower — top a busy civil docket as the Dukes County Superior Court meets for its fall sitting starting Monday.
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Joe Sollitto Joins Island Law Firm
Former Dukes County superior court clerk Joe Sollitto has joined the firm of Brush, Flanders & Moriarty, LLC.
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Judge Dismisses Bulk of Neighbor Claims Over Hotel Pool Bar
Noah Asimow
Abutters to the Harbor View Hotel were properly notified about a zoning hearing on changes to the hotel’s pool bar, a superior court judge said.
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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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