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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Fall Superior Court Session Begins
Sara Brown

The fall sitting of Dukes County superior court begins this week, with two fresh indictments and two criminal cases slated for trial.

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All Rise: a Day in Court with Joe Sollitto
Mollie Doyle

Superior court clerk Joseph E. Sollitto Jr. is taking names. It is 9 a.m. on a rainy April morning, and 65 jurors are crowded into a basement room at the Edgartown courthouse.

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Judge Upholds Airport Commission in Gas Station Lease Dispute
Sara Brown

A superior court judge has ruled in favor of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission in a dispute over the commission’s decision last month not to renew the lease for the Airport Mobil station.

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