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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Spring Superior Court Session Starts Monday

The spring sitting of the Dukes County Superior Court begins next Monday, with few criminal cases on the agenda.

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Oak Bluffs Man Goes to Prison for Fentanyl Trafficking
Sara Brown

John P. Hathaway Jr. was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading guilty last week to trafficking in fentanyl.

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Former Homewners Win Court Award
Steve Myrick

A former longtime Vineyard Haven family won a substantial judgment in superior court last week in a case that dates to 2013 when the state took and demolished their home in order to build the new Lagoon Pond drawbridge.

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Board Recommends Reprimand for Prosecutor
Julia Wells

Assistant district attorney Laura Marshard violated the rules when she met with a witness without having his attorney present, a Board of Bar Overseers panel said.

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Humor Helps Lighten the Weight of the Bench
Steve Myrick

The Hon. Gary Nickerson’s journey has taken him to the district attorney’s office, the U.S. attorney’s office, private practice and personal injury lawyer, and finally a judgeship.

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Judge Denies Request to Halt Squibnocket Causeway
Steve Myrick and Julia Wells

A superior court judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block the Squibnocket causeway project.

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Rape Trial Ends With Acquittal
Sara Brown

A California man was found not guilty by a Dukes County superior court jury Friday on charges of rape, indecent assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

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Trial Begins in Rape Case
Sara Brown
Closing arguments were scheduled for Friday morning in Dukes County superior court in the case of a California man charged with rape.
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