Police Case Settled

Attorneys on both sides of a bitter, four-year dispute which centers on painful charges of racism against the town of Tisbury and its police department announced yesterday that a settlement has been reached in the case.

Attorneys for Theopholis M. (T.M.) Silvia 3rd and the town of Tisbury said yesterday that the terms of the settlement are extremely complicated and will not be disclosed until the agreement is approved by both the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and a Superior Court judge.

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Children Meet Racism on Tisbury Side Street
Chris Burrell

Two young girls from New Jersey got their first exposure to overt racism this week when they returned from a morning walk into downtown Vineyard Haven and found a racial slur spray-painted in letters two feet tall in the street by the house their family was renting at Clough Lane and Pine street.

Tisbury police are investigating the vandalism that happened Wednesday — possibly in broad daylight — and police chief John McCarthy is looking into whether the incident should be considered a hate crime.

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Tisbury Agrees to Host Retail Marijuana Sales
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury selectmen have taken another step toward retail recreational marijuana, approving a host-community agreement with Patient Centric.
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Tisbury Police Add Portuguese to Basic Training Skills
Will Sennott
The Tisbury police department has launched a training program for officers to learn Portuguese.
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Former Tisbury Police Officer Sues the Town
Holly Pretsky

A former Tisbury police lieutenant has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the town claiming civil rights violations and breach of contract.

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Sergeant Meisner Is Out at Tisbury Police Department
Holly Pretsky
The Tisbury police department will be restructuring, and former Lieutenant Eerik Meisner is no longer employed by the town as of Wednesday, police chief Mark Saloio told the Gazette.
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Weekend Incidents Occupy Tisbury, Edgartown Police
Landry Harlan

Island police responded to a car driving into a tennis court, a malfunction at the Lagoon Pond drawbridge and a bike accident over the long Columbus Day weekend.

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Tisbury Names New Police Chief
Holly Pretsky

Tisbury selectmen voted to offer the job of police chief to Sturbridge administrative lieutenant Mark Saloio following a public interview and forum Thursday.

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Tisbury Police Chief Search Yields Lone Finalist
Holly Pretsky

An administrative lieutenant from Sturbridge is the lone finalist among five applicants for Tisbury police chief. Mark Saloio of Brimfield will be invited for a public interview on Sept. 19.

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Tisbury Police Chief Search Narrowed to Five
Holly Pretsky
The search for a new Tisbury police chief has been narrowed to five candidates from a field of 16.
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