Thomas Humphrey

Keeping It Clean on the Island Septic Scene
On a boulder-peppered hill in Chilmark, a septic system is near completion. Tons of dense clay have been excavated and in its place a mess of tubes and concrete boxes now sit. Only one step is left: the septic must contend with Coop.
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High PFAS Levels Found in Wells Near West Tisbury Fire Station
A state Department of Environmental Protection investigation found the West Tisbury fire station to be a contributor of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the area’s groundwater supply, affecting nearby wells.
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Legislators File Vineyard Housing Bank Bill
Dozens of bills aimed at increasing affordable housing statewide have been filed since the Massachusetts Legislature entered its 193rd this month, including two that would create the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank.
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A Haggis and Haddie Good Time at Scottish Society Tribute
With scotch in hand, David Rhoderick approached the podium in the Baylies Room of the Old Whaling Church Saturday evening, adjusted the microphone and proclaimed the Ode Tae a Haggis.
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Beach Road Weekend Announces Summer 2023 Lineup
Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver and Leon Bridges will headline Beach Road Weekend this summer. Festival organizer Adam Epstein said this year's lineup was the culmination of all his effort since he founded the event back in 2018.
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Remains of Ancient Forest Is a Different Kind of Beach Read
Ten thousand years ago, a fierce wind struck southern Massachusetts and an old and great white pine collapsed. Down it fell with a splash, sinking into the cold wet muck at the bottom of a pond it bordered.
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Ingenuity on Display at High School Science Fair
At the intersection of passion and scientific rigor, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School students astounded judges and spectators alike with project presentations at the 24th annual Science and Engineering fair.
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Strolling in a Bright Solitude
On a recent Saturday, determined to break free of my down-Island bubble, I decided to make the trip to Menemsha in winter — in other words, the end of the world.
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Lifting Up Civil Rights Leaders' Legacy of Hope and Solidarity
Community leaders for racial justice gathered Friday for an interfaith Shabbat service to honor the shared memory of two civil rights leaders: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
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Mikado to Add Oak Bluffs to the Menu
Xi Yu, proprietor of Mikado Asian Bistro in Vineyard Haven, aired plans for a new restaurant location in Oak Bluffs at the former location of The Cardboard Box.
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