Thomas Humphrey

Shellfish Group Aims to Give Eelgrass New Life

A new chapter in Island environmental restoration is blooming in a laboratory on the shores of the Lagoon. There, in a cool tub of water at a Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group Hatchery, a small artificial meadow of eelgrass is beginning to flower.

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Tensions Run High as Tennis Debate Continues in Chilmark

A controversy over management of the Chilmark Community Center and the town tennis courts continued to roil the small up-Island town this weekend. A forum Sunday morning quickly grew contentious.

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By the Numbers: In the Wild
Thomas Humphrey and Chris Burrell

 

 

 

Illustrations by Chris Burrell.

 

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A Tale of Two Orchards

Two long-time Island fruit growers have different styles but the same challenges.

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In Tune With Life’s Journey as a Psychiatrist and Guitar Player

It was a dream that inspired Island resident Dr. Peter Halperin to record his forthcoming album, Bring On The Storm.

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Chilmark Voters to Weigh in on Tennis Debate at Town Meeting

A long-simmering controversy about the use and management of Chilmark’s town tennis courts will come before voters at annual town meeting next week, where residents will also weigh in on upping the short-term rental tax, a variety of funding articles and a nearly $14.5 million budget. 

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Chilmark Select Board Candidates Weigh in on Critical Issues

Jeffrey Maida and William Meegan are both running to fill the seat of longtime select board member Bill Rossi, who announced earlier this year that he wasn’t seeking reelection.

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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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