Loss of Edgarown Court Officer Proves to be Gain for Tisbury
Noah Asimow

The Edgartown courthouse has lost its only female, and only Portuguese-speaking trial court officer. Carla Damian-Gomes quit her position two weeks ago in order to care for her young son who was set to undergo surgery at a Boston hospital.

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Lacking Heat, Courthouse Closes Some Offices
Landry Harlan

Some Edgartown courthouse offices will remain closed Thursday and Friday due to frigid temperatures caused by a broken heating system.

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Asbestos Is Removed, But Still No Heat at Courthouse
Landry Harlan

The Edgartown courthouse was cleared of asbestos Monday, but the building remains without heat, with colder temperatures expected later this week.

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Edgartown Courthouse Reopens Following Closure due to Asbestos
Landry Harlan

The Edgartown courthouse reopened Friday morning following a daylong closure due to the discovery of asbestos.

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Courtroom Tribute Gives Joe Sollitto a Proper Sendoff
Steve Myrick

A standing room-only crowd packed the Edgartown courthouse Thursday afternoon to honor the superior court clerk.

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African-American Heritage Trail Site
The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard will dedicate a plaque honoring Judge Herbert E. Tucker Jr., at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
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First Woman Jurors in the State Courts
Vineyard Gazette
For the first time in the history of the commonwealth, women sat on the jury of state court as superior court convened in Edgartown Tuesday for a three-day September term. Women were represented on both of the juries impaneled at the session.
 
Women have sat on juries in federal courts in this state, but so far as any state court is concerned, the Vineyard this week made history. Both Judge Vincent Brogna of Newton, who presided, and District Attorney Maurice M. Lyons of New Bedford, made formal recognition of this fact.
 
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County Commissioners’ Court
Vineyard Gazette
On Wednesday the Court of County Commissioners for Dukes, met at the Selectmen’s Room in the Town Hall. Hon. Thomas H. Lambert, having taken the customary oath, took his seat with the board. Hon. Benjamin Davis was re-elected Chairman.
 
The following order was passed and the read by the Clerk: -
 
Dukes County, ss. In Court of County Commissioners, November Term, by adjournment, to February 3d, 1858.
 
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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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Ailing Edgartown Courthouse Set for Upgrade
Steve Myrick

Prodded by a superior court judge, the Dukes County commission this week approved funds to restore wheelchair access to the courthouse.

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