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FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013 VINEYARD GAZETTE, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASS. FIVE Demonstrators gathered at busy Five Corners intersection. Alison L. Mead Monsanto Protest Reaches Island Streets By FELIPE CABRERA Carrying signs and eliciting honks party that produces pesticides and ge- from passing cars, protestors gathered netically engineered seed. Its headquar- at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven on ters are in Missouri. Saturday morning to voice concern The protestors met in front of Tropi- about the ethics of Monsanto, an agri- cal Restaurant, convening with children business company, and pets before lining up along Beach Christina Montoya, 41, and Kristin Road to chant and display homemade Hall, 35, both of West Tisbury, organized signs. Mrs. Montoya said she contacted the event locally, drawing more than 30 Tisbury police this week and received people, approval for the event. The demonstration is part of a series David McDougall, 50, of Newbury- of actions taking place around the globe port brought his two sons to watch the called March Against Monsanto. protest. Mr. McDougall's aunt and uncle "I am here today because I believe were participants. He said he brought Monsanto is a corporation that is com- his children so they could form their pletely run by greed and the desire for own opinions. profit with no regard for human, environ- "It's great that people are willing to mental or animal health," Mrs. Hall said. stand up for what they believe in," he Monsanto is a publicly-traded com- said. Home & Office Delivery 508-693-8700 Pep. Madden, Lynn Ditchfield and Arts/Learning director Jonathan Rappaport. ACE MV Honored for Arts Education Contributions Adult & Community EdUcation Of Martha's Vineyardexecutive director Lynn Dit~b~ield was~pre~ented,with.theDistinguished Community Arts C~ltaborative~ ~ ~~ Institution award for exceptional contributions to arts education on May 22. The 27th Annual Champions of Arts Education ceremony, hosted by the Arts/Learning nonprofit, was held at Lesley University in Cambridge. Vineyard Prep There's Black Dog T-shirts and Vine- yard Vines ties. Now a new clothing company is aiming to capture Vine- yard chic. Vineyard Prep has unveiled a collection of lightweight T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts in what it describes as a youthful, vintage, care- free style. The items are available through vineyardprep.com. Owners Todd, Erik and Ryan Hanna saidthey hope to open several pop-up stores this summer on the Island, and have their sights set in the future on a brick and mortar store. OPEN DAILY 53 Main Street, Edgartown 508-627-5409 Bookkeeping and Administrative Services Excellent References + 508-294-7400 Introducing Cape Cod Express "PLUS", a premium in-home and in-office delivery service. Scheduled delivery appointments Unpacking & debris removal Appliance &fumiture removal Inside product placement Setup & assembly Trained uniformed personnel We can pick up your product-on or off-island-deliver it, unpack it and assemble it ready for use! Visit our website at capacodexp.com, or call Rick Orton at 800-642-7539, ext. 106 for more information. Public Record of Cases Heard In Edgartown District Court The following cases were heard in Edgartown district court: May 17 Antoniya I. Sabeva, 33, of Oak Bluffs, arraigned on May 17 charges in Ed- gartown of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Pretrial hearing scheduled for June 17. May 18 Kevin J. Leaf It., 29, of Edgartown, arraigned on May 18 charges in Oak Bluffs of drunken driving, second of- fense, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and a motor vehicle lights violation. Pretrial hearing scheduled for June 20. May 20 Gregory Maynes, 26, of Chilmark, ar- raigned on May 19 charges in Chilmark of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding in violation of special regulation, and marked lanes violation. Pretrial hearing scheduled for June 3. Antonio C. Simoes, 54, of West Tis- bury, arraigned on May 18 charges in Oak Bluffs of drunken driving, negli- gent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation. Pretrial hearing scheduled for June 21. May 23 Carlos R. Damian, 41, of Edgartown, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty on an April 7 charge in Vineyard Haven of drunken driving, second offense, continued without a finding for two years. Ordered to 90 days in a house of correction, sus- pended two years and placed on proba- tion for two years. Ordered to a 14-day inpatient program and aftercare, to pay a $50 OUI victims assessment, a $50 victim/witness assessment fee, and a $65 monthly probation services fee. Found responsible on a charge of pos- sessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, ordered to pay a $500 fine/assessment. Found not re- sponsible on charges of marked lanes violation, license not in possession and registration not in possession, charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle was dismissed upon request of the com- monwealth. Carlos R. Damian, 41, of Edgartown. had an April 11 charge in West Tisbury of operating a motor vehicle with li- cense suspended for OUI dismissed upon request of the commonwealth with defendant consent, and found not responsible on a charge of no inspec- tion/sticker. %~... Patrick S. Fitzgerald, 35, of Cum- berland, R.I., arraigned on May 22 charges in Oak Bluffs of uttering false prescription and conspiracy to violate drug law. According to police reports filed in court, allegedly attempted to fill a forged prescription for Oxycon- tin. Pretrial hearing scheduled for June 21. Rebecca E. Greer, 48, of Oak Bluffs, pleaded guilty to a ]an. 9 charge in Oak Bluffs of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, placed on probation for one year and ordered to pay $550 in fees and a $65 monthly probation services fee. Rebecca E. Greer, 48, of Oak Bluffs, had a ]an. 9 charge in Oak Bluffs of drunken driving, second offense dis- missed on request of the common- wealth. Pleaded guilty to charges of failure to stop for police and disorderly conduct, ordered to pay $250 in fines/ assessments. Found not responsible for speeding in violation of special regula- tion. Zachary T. Greer, 30, of Oak Bluffs, was arraigned on May 2 charges in Oak Bluffs of drunken driving, negligent op- eration of a motor vehicle, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and marked lanes violation. Pretrial hearing scheduled for June 3. Thomas C. Norbury Jr., 58, of Oak Bluffs, placed on six months of pretrial probation on a Feb. 10 charge in Oak Bluffs of assault and battery with a dan- gerous weapon (a bar stool), ordered to pay $80 in restitution. May 24 Heather A. Gibson, 32, of Vineyard Haven, had an April 20 charge of as- sault and battery in Vineyard Haven dismissed upon request of the alleged victim. Jonathan Holden. 31, of Vineyard Ha- ven, placed on stx months of pretrial probation on an April 23 charge in Vineyard Haven of breaking and enter- ing in the daytime for a misdemeanor, amended from breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, person in fear. Erik M. Kelly, 30, of Edgartown, ar- raigned on March 23 charge in Vineyard Haven of leaving the scene of property damage. According to police reports filed in court, he was allegedly involved in a one-car motor vehicle crash at Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and Canterbury Lane that destroyed a sec- tion of steel road barrier. Pretrial hear- ing scheduled for June 27. Tee J. Roginski, 34, of Oak Bluffs, placed on six months of pretrial pro- bation on a January 22 charge in Oak Bluffs of intimidating a witness, or- dered to complete 8 hours of commu- nity service. Jumbo Sea Scallops Kitchen Open! I AN UPPER-SCALE FISH MARKET DON'T BE ;HELLFI H TELL U R FRIEND OPEN 7 DAYS 9 TO 7 retail sushi take out At the Tisbury Marketplace 508-693-6071 www.mvseafood.com IN VINEYARD SKIES Sunrise Sunset underneath and it, too, is bright but not Fri., May 31 5:10 8:08 nearly as brilliant. Look above and to the left of Venus for Sat., June 1 5:09 8:09 Mercury, one of the most challenging visible Sun., June 2 5:09 8:10 planets. Mercury isn't as bright as its two Mon., June 3 5:08 8:10 neighbors. Plus, it is ahvays the most chal- Tues., June 4 5:08 8:11 lenging planet to see as it rarely gets very far Wed., June 5 5:08 8:12 from the sun. This is more of a rare moment Thurs., June 6 5:07 8:12 for Mercury than the other two planets. The appearance of these three planets Fri., June 7 5:07 8:13 together in a line is brief. The lineup breaks Planetary Lineup down and the planets go their separate ways next week. Three planets form a line in the early Mercury is visible for a short time, before evening this weekend but the alignment slippingbelowVenusanddisappearinginthe won't last. Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are glare of the setting sun. close together low in the southwestern sky, Jupiter is moving away from Venus and visible less than an hour after sunset. The will disappear by mid-lune. Jupiter was high view is short, as they set quickly as twilight in our sky throughout the winter and into turns into night, early spring. The planet will reappear in our Venus and Jupiter are the easiest to spot, morning sky in summer. with Venus being the brightest. Venus is so Only Venus remains with us as our eve- bright it looks like an airplane coming in ning planet well into summer. with landing lights on. lupiter appears right M.A.L. Last Quarter May 31 New Moon ]une 8 Temperature: First Quarter June 16 Full Moon June 23 Precip. Day Max. Min. Inches. F-o Fo May 24 71 60 1.63 May 25 64 51 .60 May 26 55 42 .67 May 27 60 45 Trace May 28 69 46 .00 May 29 70 56 .98 May 30 70 57 .28 Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 66~ E Recent Island Real Estate Transactions Edgartown Cleora C. Francis Testamentary Trust, John A. Eller and Lisa M. Eller pur- for $185,000 on May 23. chased 43C Dark Woods Road in Edgar- Brian Alden purchased 217 Barnes town from Joseph T. Pitt and Melissa A. Road in Oak Bluffs from Robert E. Pitt for $803,000 on May 20. Marsh Jr. and Marney M. Toole and John P. Hansen and Sandra Jones-Richard Toole, trustees of the Ethel L. Hansen purchased 344 and 346 Edgar- Marsh estate, for $1,120,000 on May 24. town-Vineyard Haven Road in Edgar- Lance Mitchell, Richard Trainor and town from Janet D. Railton, Mark C. Tanya-Sue Trainor purchased 21 Bay View avenue in Oak Bluffs from John Railton, Peter A. Railton and Stephen B. Barbour for $428,000 on May 24. E Railton for $285,000 on May 24. Mary E. Austin purchased 15 Fer- Brian PWoolfpurchased7Bittersweet reira Way in Oak Bluffs from Melissa Lane in Edgartown from Kentucky In- Balknight, Robert Jackson Jr., Laura C. vestment LP for $830,000 on May 21. Powell and Melissa Wilson for $290,000 Robert McLaughlin and Gabriella Morizio purchased 17 Boldwater Road on May' 22. in Edgartown from Kate Birney and Ted Vineyard Haven Bush, trustees of the Manings Family Mary M. Westwater and Richard G. Nominee Trust, for $3,000,000 on May 23. Westwater purchased 180 Main street, Gina Camara and James Hermenegildo Unit 20 in Vineyard Haven from Francis purchased 70 Dodgers Hole Road in Ed- Sheldon Hackney and Lucy Durr Hack- gartown from John P Hansen and Sandra ney for $362,500 on May 21. L. Hansen for $770,000 on May 24. West Tisbury Oak Bluffs Rafael Loubeck purchased 22 Vine- Suzanne C. Warren purchased 74 yard Meadow Farms Road in West Tis- Garvin street in Oak Bluffs from Cleora bury from David A. Russell for $440,000 M. Francis-O'Connor, trustee of the on May24. Bad Martha Beer Company There's a new beer in town. Bad Mar- tha Beer, created by seasonal resident Jonathan Blum, will debut in select bars, restaurants and liquor stores this week. The company has launched with two ales, the seasonal Vineyard Summer Ale, made with Saaz hops, Pilsner malt and Bartlett pear aromatics, and the flagship Martha's Vineyard Ale, made with English malt and English and American hops. Both are brewed with Martha's Vineyard grape leaves, and will be available in six-packs and kegs. Additional seasonal beers are expected to be introduced throughout the year. Bad Martha says it aims to do good in the community; a portion of profits will be donated to the Island Food Pantrv. For more information, visit Facebook. com/BadMarthaBeer. BAYBERRY LANE IN AQUINNAH Custom crafted contemporary home with an abundance of character. This spacious four bedroom, two bathroom home enjoys distant views toward Elizabeth Islands and Vineyard Sound. A tranquil homestead complete with a small studio and large walk out finishe, built-ins perfect for a home office and family quality details to list. A -Exclusive. 66 NORTH WATER STREET This wonderful "Captains House" is located on historic North Water Street in Edgartown. The four bedroom, three and a half bath main house is in very nice condition and features period detailing, several fireplaces, well proportioned rooms and a classic floor plan. The property also includes a two car garage, manicured lawn and gardens, and a comfortable one bedroom, one bath guest house which is set in the private backyard. Exclusively Offered at $3,250,000.