Martha’s Vineyard court report – March 10 – March 21

March 10, 2014 North M. Whitney, Tisbury; DOB 1/15/82, OUI-liquor or .08%: dismissed-other; negligent operation of motor vehicle: dismissed-other; speeding in violation of special regulation: not responsible; possession of open container of alcohol in motor vehicle: not responsible. March 21, 2014 Theodore C. Bennett, Edgartown; DOB 2/22/82, possession to distribute class B drug (Percocet): continued […]

Business Brief: Jill Hansen earns FIVE STAR award

Jill Hansen, president of Hansen Financial MV in Vineyard Haven, a firm specializing in retirement income planning and investment management, announced that Ms. Hansen, a certified financial planner, was named a 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager by Boston Magazine. Award candidates are evaluated against 10 objective criteria to determine the Five Star Wealth Managers in […]

Business Brief: Drug testing available on-Island

Hannah Beecher and Sandra Alestra have stepped into the void left when the Vineyard Nursing Association closed. The women, former VNA employees and trained technicians, will provide random drug testing that meets the requirements of the Department of Transportation and Coast Guard, beginning on April 1 in the Dukes County Communications Center, at the Martha’s […]

Police in West Tisbury move to new quarters

  Friday, March 28, the West Tisbury police will move from their old, cramped 1,300 square foot station, perched picturesquely beside the Mill Pond, the department’s home since 1974, to a new, $2.5 million, 5,600 square foot headquarters, at 454 State Road in North Tisbury, behind the Public Safety Building, across State Road from Conroy’s […]

Up-Island school enrollment to increase

Superintendent of schools James Weiss discussed future enrollment projections for the Up-Island Regional School District (UIRSD) compiled by the New England School Development Council (NESDC), at a school committee meeting Monday at Chilmark School. The projections show small growth overall in the district’s enrollment over the next five years, with a slight increase at West […]