Thomas Humphrey

West Tisbury Town Meeting to Decide on New Housing Program

West Tisbury voters will weigh in on an initiative to promote private affordable housing in town at their fall special town meeting next week, along with deciding on a series of minor funding articles.

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Longtime Up-Island Council on Aging Director to Retire

The Up-Island Council on Aging board met to discuss planning and priorities Monday, the first in-person meeting since the body was reconstituted following a review of the board’s internal bylaws. High on the list will be to find a replacement for director Joyce Albertine.

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Unified Basketball Team Recognized by Special Olympics

Members of the Special Olympics organization bestowed “national banner recognition” status this week on the regional high school's unified basketball program, started in 2019 by Ryan Kent.

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Fired Up About Waste Management

Biochar is created by burning branches and other wood waste in a contained environment. It has a range of beneficial uses that include enriching the soil and reducing the risk of wildfire.

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Nourishment at the Breakfast Table, One Poem at a Time

Richard (Dick) Fligor, retired merchant and Edgartown poet, includes 65 poems in the second edition of his book of verse, Breakfast Poems.

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Land Bank Rejects Wapatequa Wildfire Plan

The proposal would have turned a trail in the Wapatequa Woods Reservation into a “firebreak,” meant to improve vehicle accessibility at the property in case of a wildfire. Officials felt the plan didn't fit the conditions of the property.

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West Tisbury Selects New Council On Aging Member

The appointment comes after two West Tisbury representatives were found to be in violation of internal council bylaws forbidding more than two consecutive terms.

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West Tisbury Unveils Draft Short-Term Rental Bylaw

At their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, the planning board reviewed a draft bylaw from the short-term rental committee which would limit residents to one short term rental property per person, with 12 weeks total allowed to be rented on a short-term basis.

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Chilmark Principal to Retire at School's End

After nearly 15 years at the helm of the Chilmark school and 49 years as an educator, head of school Susan Stevens last week announced she plans to retire at the end of the school year.

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David Kadison Reels in Derby Grand Prize

Island recreational fishermen gathered to celebrate the end of the 78th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. Over the course of the five week-long competition, 2,999 contestants submitted more than 17,000 pounds of bluefish, bonito and false albacore to derby headquarters.

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