Yearly Archives: 2010

Jose Matos, sought by ICE, charged with child rape

An investigation by Tisbury Police into the alleged sexual assault of a child has resulted in the arrest of a Tisbury man sought for deportation by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to court records.

SMF files lawsuit to move Quansoo gate

For about two years, representatives of the Sheriff's Meadow Foundation (SMF) and the leadership of the Quansoo Beach Association (QBA) have wrangled over the location of a gate long maintained by the private landowners group to control access to an exclusive stretch of south shore barrier beach.

Casino odds change on Beacon Hill for Wampanoag Tribe

The Massachusetts Senate version of a gaming bill that emerged Friday from a legislative committee changed the odds for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

Court orders Peter Martell reinstated and reimbursed by Oak Bluffs

A Dukes County Superior Court judge sided with dismissed Oak Bluffs fire investigator Peter Martell and ordered him reinstated, and awarded the 37-year department veteran damages and attorney's fees.

Safety concerns jump with new Big Bridge design

Officials from Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Dukes County worry that a low railing, part of the design of the new Big Bridge, creates a serious safety hazard for teenagers who jump off the bridge on hot summer days.

Y not dream?

Just 13 months after the first shovel was poked into the earth at the site along the Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road, the new 35,000-square-foot YMCA of Martha's Vineyard opened for business, and pleasure, on Saturday, June 19.

May homes sales surged

Home and condo sales in Massachusetts surged for the fourth consecutive month in May, as buyers looked to close deals before the end of June in order to take advantage of an expired tax credit, according to the CEO of a firm that released new housing data Tuesday.

Edgartown sets hearing for dangerous dog

Edgartown selectmen set July 12, for a public hearing about a vicious dog complaint.


"Throughout this endeavor, he directed a military counterintelligence source network that provided nine early warning reports of enemy ambushes, emplacement of improvised explosive devices, and planned rocket attacks — saving lives.

Noteworthy events

From 4 to 6 pm on Friday, June 25, a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception will be held at the Chilmark Bank to mark the opening of an exhibit of original art quilts from Haiti.