Edgartown courthouse

Loss of Edgarown Court Officer Proves to be Gain for Tisbury

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.

Lacking Heat, Courthouse Closes Some Offices

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

Asbestos Is Removed, But Still No Heat at Courthouse

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

Edgartown Courthouse Reopens Following Closure due to Asbestos

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

Courtroom Tribute Gives Joe Sollitto a Proper Sendoff

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

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.

Humor Helps Lighten the Weight of the Bench

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.

Ailing Edgartown Courthouse Set for Upgrade

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

Edgartown Courthouse Access for People with Disabilities Found Severely Lacking

At the Edgartown courthouse, access for people with handicaps is severely lacking. The only wheelchair ramp is in disrepair. The wheelchair lift on the stairs leading to the courtroom has been broken for months.

County Warned of Fire Safety Issues at Courthouse in 2001

Fire protection problems at the Edgartown courthouse have been known since at least 2001, when a state report recommended upgrades to increase safety in the 1856 brick building.

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