Thomas Humphrey

All Smiles at Edgartown Stop & Shop Ribbon Cutting

After two years of construction and nearly a decade of planning, Edgartown Stop & Shop officially cut the ribbon for their newly renovated Upper Main street location.

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The Plot Thickens in Retirement

For nearly four years now, Mathew Tombers has been a steady presence behind the counter — and out on the porch — at Edgartown Books. With wispy white hair and erudite speech, he has also become a fixture of the Island literary scene.

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Tea Lane Associates Goes Global

Island real estate brokerage firm Tea Lane Associates is aiming to expand its reach in the global luxury market by partnering with Forbes’s Global Properties, a network of international brokers.

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Woods Hole Scientists Explore New Deep-Sea Phenomenon

Ocean scientists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) discovered a group of previously unknown hydrothermal vents last month, providing researchers with new opportunities to deepen their understanding of this deep-sea phenomenon.

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West Tisbury Passes New Limits on Short-Term Rentals

West Tisbury is now the first town on the Island to enact regulations around short-term rentals, though other towns have also started to consider the best way to handle the controversial properties. 

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Voters Have Their Say at Three Town Meetings Tuesday

Oak Bluffs voters rejected the controversial light industrial mixed use proposal, Edgartown residents decided to postpone a proposed party bylaw indefinitely, and after a long discussion West Tisbury passed regulations on short-term rentals.

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Great Rock Heritage Trail Plaque Reported Stolen

A plaque commemorating Rebecca Amos has gone missing from its home at the Great Rock Bight Preserve in Chilmark.

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Chilmark Candidates Make Their Case

Chilmark select board candidates Jeffrey Maida and William Meegan weighed on the community center's tennis program, housing and other issues at a candidates forum.

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Vineyard Feels Effects of New Jersey Earthquake

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake centered in New Jersey caused minor tremors on Martha’s Vineyard Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards program. 

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Mixed Results as Commercial Bay Scallop Season Ends

Island fishermen harvested around 2,500 fewer bushels this year, though local scallopers and fishmongers say it wasn’t all bad news for the fishery, as a lower harvest on- and off-Island prevented the precipitous drop in scallop prices that occurred last year.

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