Record of Cases Heard in District Court

The following cases were heard in Edgartown district court. Sept. 19 Richard J. Previdi, 29, of Wayne, Pa., was arraigned on Sept. 19 charges in West Tisbury of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation and speeding in a specially regulated area, Defendant entered pleas of not guilty and released on payment of $200 bail. Pretrial hearing scheduled for Nov. 21. Sept. 20 Shane A. Harthcock, 41, who the court lists as homeless, was arraigned on a Sept. 19 charge in Oak Bluffs of assault and battery on a family or household member.

Recent Real Estate Transactions: Week Ending Sept. 30

Heather Caddy Lochridge and Timothy Donald Sykes purchased 92 Kings Highway in Chilmark from Richard Lochridge for $1,375,000 on Sept. 29.

Quiet Movements

This week is fairly quiet compared to the multiple unusual sightings from last week.

Happily Surprised

In the late winter I seeded several packages of perennial flowers.

Celestial Giants

No one likes to be underestimated, least of all a celestial giant.

Navigator Homes Receives Loan Approval

Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard announced Tuesday it has been approved for $44.5 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop its proposed skilled nursing home in Edgartown.

Land Bank Commission Takes Issue With Prescribed Burn Plan

At a Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission Meeting on Monday, commissioners and staff raised concerns over some provisions of the Dukes County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

Chilmark Man Sentenced for Indecent Assault

A Chilmark man who was arrested last summer on charges of child rape, statutory rape and indecent assault and battery was sentenced Thursday to a year in the Dukes County House of Corrections

School District Taps Two as Assistant Superintendents

Two retired Island school administrators have returned to the Martha's Vineyard public school system as assistant superintendents, reporting to superintendent Richie Smith beginning this week.

Superior Court Convenes for Fall Session

A medical malpractice case is one of three potential jury trials topping the docket this month as the Dukes County Superior Court begins its fall session.