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Dan Waters, development director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and a longtime resident of West Tisbury, will run for town meeting moderator in the town’s Nov. 4 special election.

Mr. Waters, who will be the only candidate on the ballot, is running to fill the position held by Pat Gregory for 23 years. In May, Mr. Gregory was murdered while vacationing in California. Hundreds mourned the tragic death at a memorial service at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Hall in West Tisbury.

Mr. Waters has long been active in civic affairs, most recently leading the committee that raised funds for the new West Tisbury library. He currently serves as a library trustee.

He is also well-known as an author, poet, printmaker, and musician.

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September 2, 2014

William B. Bailey, Edgartown; DOB 12/1/81, leaving the scene of property damage, negligent operation of motor vehicle, vandalizing property: continued to pretrial conference.

Cailin E. Lenane, Whitman; DOB 7/19/90, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, motor vehicle lights violation, possession of open container of alcohol in motor vehicle: continued to pretrial conference.

September 4, 2014

Thiago B. Andrade, Edgartown; DOB 8/9/82, OUI-liquor or .08%, motor vehicle lights violation, possession of open container of alcohol in motor vehicle: continued to pretrial conference.

April L. Cerrato, Vineyard Haven; DOB 9/5/87, possession of class B drug (subutext): continued without finding for 18 months, VW waived and with level 3 sanctions and drug free screens.

Howard Sandrock Clark, Vineyard Haven; DOB 8/12/73, refusal to identify self: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; disorderly conduct: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; resisting arrest: guilty, probation for six months, must pay $50 VW and $50 PSF; selling/possessing an electric stun gun: continued without finding for six months, must forfeit stun gun.

Gustavo M. Moreira, Seattle, WA; DOB 3/28/83, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, motor vehicle lights violation: continued to pretrial conference.

William Henry Newman, N. Salem; DOB 1/14/81, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest: continued to pretrial conference.

Jesse M. Silva, Vineyard Haven; DOB 8/16/67, operating motor vehicle with suspended license: guilty, must pay $100 fine; unregistered motor vehicle: not responsible.

September 8, 2014

John T. Dooley, Edgartown; DOB 12/28/87, disorderly conduct: guilty, must pay $50 court cost.

Cesar H. Garcia, Falls Church, VA; DOB 3/21/72, OUI-liquor or .08%, 3rd offense, negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation: continued to pretrial conference.

Brett C. Geddis, Edgartown; DOB 9/6/90, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: continued to pretrial conference.

Brett C. Geddis, Edgartown; DOB 9/6/90, making a false report to public safety dispatch (911): continued to pretrial conference.

September 9, 2014

Phillip D. Hahn, E. Falmouth; DOB 7/16/73, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle: continued to pretrial conference.

Marko Ivkovic, Oak Bluffs; DOB 12/7/91, larceny over $250: continued to pretrial conference.

September 10, 2014

Timothy D. Mercier, Vineyard Haven; DOB 2/10/80, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, improper operation of motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield: continued to pretrial conference.

September 11, 2014

Alexandre R. Alves, Vineyard Haven; DOB 1/1/88, OUI-liquor or .08%: not guilty; negligent operation of motor vehicle: not guilty; operating motor vehicle with suspended license: not guilty; speeding in violation of special regulation: responsible, must pay $130 fine.

Mark M. Joaquin, S. Dartmouth; DOB 3/21/86, assault and battery: guilty, two years probation, must pay $152 restitution, $50 VW and $50 PSF; a second charge of assault and battery: guilty, two years probation with the same terms as in count 1; disorderly conduct: continued without finding for two years.

Thomas R. Thorogood, West Tisbury; DOB 7/25/66, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation: continued to pretrial conference.

Beach White, Chilmark; DOB 9/30/90, OUI-liquor or .08%: not guilty; negligent operation of motor vehicle: not guilty; marked lanes violation: responsible, must pay $100 fine; unlicensed operation of motor vehicle: not guilty.

September 12, 2014

Evan L. Cyr, S. Windsor, CT; DOB 8/4/89, malicious destruction of property over $250: to be dismissed upon payment of $595 restitution; disorderly conduct: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; resisting arrest: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Nicholas R. Daly, Brooklandville, MD; DOB 8/31/89, OUI-liquor or .08%: continued without finding for one year, the Defendant is to attend the driver alcohol education program and must pay a state fee of $250, loss of license for 45 days, must pay $250 HIF, $50 OUI, $50 VW and $65 PSF; negligent operation of motor vehicle: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; marked lanes violation: not responsible; failure to stop for police: guilty, must pay $100 fine; trespassing with a motor vehicle: not responsible; speeding: not responsible; resisting arrest: continued without finding for one year; malicious destruction of property over $250: to be dismissed but restitution yet to be determined; trespassing: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; a second charge of failure to stop for police: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Rebecca F. Fitzpatrick, Rowayton, CT; DOB 4/9/89, OUI-liquor or .08%: continued without finding for one year, the Defendant is to attend the driver alcohol education program and must pay a state fee of $250, loss of license for 45 days, must pay $250 HIF, $50 OUI, $50 VW and $65 PSF; failure to dim headlights: not responsible.

Robert G. Jackson, West Tisbury; DOB 4/24/89, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle: to be dismissed upon completion of 16 hours of community service; number plate violation to conceal identity: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; uninsured motor vehicle: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Mark E. Lirosi, Jr., Duxbury; DOB 6/2/91, assault and battery: continued without finding for one year, must pay $50 VW and $50 PSF; disorderly conduct: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Alicia R. Pollard, Brockton; DOB 12/6/82, OUI-liquor or .08%: continued without finding for one year, the Defendant is to attend the driver alcohol education program and must pay a state fee of $250, loss of license for 45 days, must pay $250 HIF, $50 OUI, $50 VW and $65 PSF; negligent operation of motor vehicle: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; marked lanes violation: not responsible; speeding: not responsible.

Nemanja Stojanovic, Oak Bluffs; DOB 10/8/92, failure to stop for police: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; negligent operation of motor vehicle: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; failure to stop/yield: responsible, must pay $100 fine; speeding: responsible, must pay $100 fine.

Cameron T. Wolfe, Bradenton, FL; DOB 1/24/93, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle: continued to pretrial conference.

September 15, 2014

Keith B. Espinola, Acushnet; DOB 11/23/73, disorderly conduct: to be dismissed upon payment of $100 fine.

Jesse Fernandez, Fresh Meadows, NY; DOB 3/5/88, negligent operation of motor vehicle: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; speeding: responsible, must pay $105 fine; failure to stop/yield: responsible, must pay $105 fine.

Colleen A. Francis, Vineyard Haven; DOB 3/18/53, marked lanes violation: not guilty; negligent operation of motor vehicle: not guilty.

Brian Keith Hairston, West Tisbury; DOB 9/7/59, violating abuse prevention order: one year pretrial probation.

Paul A. Oesting, Vernon Rockville, CT; DOB 8/17/70, OUI-liquor or .08%: continued without finding for one year, the Defendant is to attend the driver alcohol education program and must pay a state fee of $250, loss of license for 45 days, must pay $250 HIF, $50 OUI, $50 VW and $65 PSF; negligent operation of motor vehicle: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; marked lanes violation: not responsible; failure to stop/yield: not responsible.

Michael J. Travulsi, Malverne, NY; DOB 9/20/92, OUI-liquor or .08%: continued without finding for one year, the Defendant is to attend the driver alcohol education program and must pay a state fee of $250, loss of license for 45 days, must pay $250 HIF, $50 OUI, $50 VW and $65 PSF; negligent operation of motor vehicle: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth; marked lanes violation: not responsible.

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Victoria Mae Buffone

Leah and Stephen Buffone of Charlton announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria Mae Buffone, on Sept. 7, at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. Victoria weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Victoria is the granddaughter of Skip Campos of Oak Bluffs and great-granddaughter of Victoria Mae “Honey” Campos of Vineyard Haven.

Taylin Louise Boyd

Emma Boyd and Sean Geddis of Edgartown announce the birth of their daughter, Taylin Louise Boyd, on Sept. 9 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Taylin weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

Cora Tarter

Ashley and Taza Tarter of Tisbury announce the birth of their daughter, Cora Tarter, on Sept. 11, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Cora weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

Kevin Mota

Debora DaCosta and Reinaldo Mota announce the birth of their son, Kevin Mota, on Sept. 11, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Kevin weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

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Chilmark selectmen Tuesday night described the outline of the Nab’s Corner Community Housing application process to a large crowd of hopeful applicants for one of the four one-acre resident house lots fronting on South Road.

The winning applicants will sign a 99-year ground lease at a cost of $25,000, designed to ensure the permanent affordability of the property.

“You want to be sure you don’t invest too much money into the property in case it has to be transferred [later],” selectman Bill Rossi said. “Whoever wants to purchase the property or the next generation must be eligible for the affordable-housing program.”

The housing committee will hold an application workshop at 7 pm, Sept. 25,in the selectmen’s meeting room. Representatives from banks, the Dukes County Housing Authority, and the housing committee will be available for guidance.

The application process is open, but Selectman Rossi explained, “There are certain preferences given to people who are involved or working in Chilmark or have been here a long time. At the end of the day it’s a lottery, and the important process is being deemed eligible.”

The deadline to submit a completed application is 5 pm, Oct. 14. Selectmen will hold a lottery to award the four lots on Dec. 5. Application packets are available at town hall.

The four affordable housing lots are the product of a complex land swap and a long-running legal battle. In 2007 the Hillman family, the Land Bank, and the town of Chilmark concluded a three-way land-swap agreement designed to create four new affordable house lots and new conservation land and trails in Chilmark, and to consolidate the Hillmans’ property holdings.

As time passed, Mr. Hillman wanted more money and held up the deal.

In January, a Dukes County Superior Court judge ordered the Hillman family to abide by the terms of an agreement signed in October 2007 with the town of Chilmark and the Land Bank, freeing up the town to create the lots.

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This collaborative painting by Dan VanLandingham, Traeger diPietro, and Dave Tierney will be up for auction Sept. 25.

From 5 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, Sept. 25, in celebration of this summer’s first annual Martha’s Vineyard Sound Festival, which took place July 12 in Waban Park, the Workshop in Vineyard Haven will auction off a collaborative painting created at the event by Vineyard artists Dan VanLandingham, Traeger di Pietro, and David Tierney.

Guests can bid for the painting in a silent auction. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Island Collaborative, which according to the M.V. Sound web site is a nonprofit which “will facilitate collaboration between Island civic organizations, local government, schools, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals, to accomplish projects Islanders want and need.” More information about the Island Collaborative will be provided at Thursday’s event.

A lineup of Island-based musicians will play live music throughout the evening. The event is free, and open to the public of all ages. For more information, visit marthasvineyardsound.com, or see the Workshop’s Facebook page.

File Photo by Susan Safford

Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs will host the first annual “Iron on the Island” event from 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday, Sept. 20. The day, in celebration of the metal arts, will allow guests to create their own cast iron metalwork by carving their own designs into a plaque for $30 or a bowl for $50. This craft is available from 10 am to 6 pm, and tools will be provided. At 5 pm, the fire will be lit in the furnace, and at 7 pm, the “first tap” will demonstrate flowing iron until 9 pm. A team of metal artists from around the country will be on hand to answer questions about the process. Pickup for finished castings will be from 12 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, Sept. 21. For more information, call 508-693-1850, or visit featherstoneart.org.

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The Jewish community begins a new year with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Rosh Hashanah, Hebrew for “Head of the Year,” lasts through the first and second days of the month of Tishri, the first month of the Hebrew calendar’s civil year. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of Yamim Nora’im, the Jewish High Holy Days; Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, which falls this year on Oct. 3, marks the end.

In addition to reflection and fresh determination, the New Year is a time for togetherness.

Throughout the 10-day period, observant Jews will gather with friends and family in their homes and at the Hebrew Center. At mealtimes they will enjoy traditional foods, such as apples and honey to symbolize a sweet new year; round challah, symbolic of the circle of life; and dates, black-eyed peas, and spinach. These are foods discussed in the Talmud, a text considered second of importance to the Torah.

For a full schedule of Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center services and other information, call 508-693-0745 or visit mvhc.us. Reservations are required.

Aquinnah

Sept. 12, Zoia Properties LLC sold 63 Moshup Trail to John R. and Theresa M. Levinson for $3,025,000.

Oak Bluffs

Sept. 9, Bertha M. Williston sold 11 Dreamers Way to Peter Thigith for $389,000.

Sept. 10, Mary Beth Baptiste sold 106 Pennsylvania Ave. to Tracey and Allen Williams for $500,000.

Sept. 11, Lisa Strachan, trustee of Subtrust for the Benefit of Penelope Thomas, sold 52 Waterview Rd. to Jaime C. Benavente and Caroline Crosbie for $762,500.

Sept. 12, Eleanor P. and Norman Hohenthal, trustees of the Eleanor P. Hohenthal Revocable Trust, sold 364 Barnes Rd. to Charles S. and Marianne C. Sebastian for $385,000.

Sept. 12, Treva Bass sold 7 Pacific Ave. to Sheila T. Beasley for $470,000.

Tisbury

Sept. 11, Paul Tines sold 98 Pine Tree Rd. to Elton T. Nascimento and Sarah R. Monast for $278,000.

Sept. 12, Charles Dana Bangs and James Dexter Banks sold 115 Skiff Ave. to Paul S. Bangs for $116,666.

Sept. 12, Paul S. Bangs, trustee of the Dorothy K. Bangs 1991 Revocable Trust, sold 230 Skiff Ave. to Charles Dana Bangs and Elaine Louise Phoutrides for $343,332.

West Tisbury

Sept. 9, Christopher S. and Deborah L. Cini sold 89 Pin Oak Circle to Donald T. and Marcia W. MacGillivray for $245,000.

Sept. 12, John Lawrence Donnelly, 3rd and Amy Harrison Donnelly, trustees of the Harrison Donnelly Trust, sold 16 Red Coat Hill Rd. to Geoghan E. Coogan, trustee of 16 Red Coat Hill Road Realty Trust, for $445,000.

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Oyster farmers in Katama Bay have permission to begin harvesting once again. —Photo by Michael Cummo

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and Department of Public Health lifted a ban on oyster harvesting in Katama Bay following a one-week closure.

The oyster farms were ordered shut down on Sept. 3, after state regulators confirmed four cases of illness in 35 days, and determined that environmental conditions in Katama Bay were conducive to further growth of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the bacteria which caused the illnesses. Vibrio reproduces far more rapidly when water is warmer.

Edgartown shellfish warden Paul Bagnall said water temperature was one of the factors state regulators used to make their decision.

“No new illnesses, and they wanted at least to see steady, if not declining water temperature,” Mr. Bagnall said.  Mr. Bagnall said on Sept. 9 the water temperature in Katama Bay was 71 degrees, and is now about 68 degrees.

An interruption in the harvest comes with a cost to oyster producers.

“I think it has affected their market somewhat,” he said. “You shut down for a week and they [retailers] may buy from somebody else, and then it’s hard to get them back.”

Mr. Bagnall said he has sent samples to state labs for further testing, and to the University of New Hampshire, where scientists are studying the Vibrio bacteria to find ways to further safeguard oyster harvests.