Edgartown Man Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

Gregory Pyden, 56, pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of workers compensation fraud, and four counts of larceny. He was ordered to pay $37,488 restitution for his role in the scheme.

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MVC Found to Have Violated Open Meeting Law

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission violated the state open meeting law last year when it went into executive session to discuss settlement of a lawsuit by the Harbor View Hotel, the state attorney general’s office ruled Tuesday.

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Voters Head to the Polls in Chilmark, Aquinnah Holds Special Town Meeting Tonight

Chilmark voters will pick a new select board member today in the town’s annual election and Aquinnah residents will weigh in on a $2 million regional high school building feasibility study tonight at a special town meeting.

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MVC Overstepped its Authority in Island Elderly Housing Decision, Court Rules

In a decision issued last week, the Hon. Douglas Wilkins remanded the Island Elderly Housing project back to the commission and ordered it to reconsider the project without that condition.

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Court Upholds MVC Meeting House Way Denial

A Superior Court judge on Tuesday upheld the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s denial of a major Edgartown residential development, affirming the commission’s broad powers over development on the Island.

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Chilmark Town Meeting Rejects High School Budget

Following in West Tisbury’s footsteps, Chilmark amended its share of the regional high school budget from $1.06 million to zero.

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Artificial Turf Legal Battle is Chapter in Ongoing Story

The fate of an artificial turf field at the regional high has been in limbo since the school sued the Oak Bluffs planning board last year.

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Zoning Board Approves Southern Tier Affordable Housing Project

The Oak Bluffs zoning board of appeals unanimously voted Wednesday to approve the comprehensive permit for Southern Tier, a planned new neighborhood of affordable housing next to the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena in the town-owned woodlands.

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Lori Fisher, Founder of Islanders Talk, Dies at 63

Lori Fisher started Islanders Talk, the popular Vineyard Facebook page, more than a decade ago.

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Fourth Man Charged in Rockland Trust Bank Robbery

Tevin Porter, 27, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of armed bank robbery, conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery and aiding and abetting.

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