Thomas Humphrey

Derby Days Near the Finish Line

The 78th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby draws to a close with the final bell ringing on Saturday evening. The awards presentation takes place Sunday at Farm Neck Golf Club, beginning at 11 a.m.

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Chilmark Eyes Pickleball Court Construction Ban

The planning board voted Tuesday to initiate the public hearing process on the prohibition of court construction. The board was previously considering a moratorium after complaints about the potential proliferation of the sport. 

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New James Pond Trails Closer to Opening

Trails along the James Pond waterfront and a new section of Lambert’s Cove Beach may be open to Island residents before the end of the year.

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Courthouse Hosts Citizenship Swearing in Ceremony

Fourteen newly minted United States citizens were sworn in at the Edgartown Courthouse on Friday, in the first group citizen naturalization ceremony in the building’s 150-year history.

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By the Numbers: House Hunting
Thomas Humphrey and Chris Burrell

 

 

Illustrations by Chris Burrell.

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Oak Bluffs Gets DEP Green Light for Next Wastewater Chapter

The Oak Bluffs wastewater facility is poised to undergo a complete makeover in the next few years, reconfiguring the infrastructure and increasing the capacity for the town, hooking up new neighborhoods to the plant.

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Vaccination Rates at Vineyard Schools Among Lowest in the State

Kindergartners across Dukes County have a higher proportion of vaccine exemptions than anywhere else in the state, with a 6.3 per cent county-wide exemption rate compared to the 1.4 per cent state average.

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On the Edgartown Shoreline, a Front Row Derby Seat

On the sandy point of Lighthouse Beach which guards the harbor entrance, derby fishermen lined up in even intervals on a recent afternoon, casting into the deep channel where tides bring Atlantic waters in and out of Edgartown harbor each day.

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Commission Opposes Proposed Land Bank Change

West Tisbury affordable housing committee chair Jefrey DuBard pitched a town meeting article that would require affordable housing committee appointees on each town’s land bank advisory committee.

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NOAA Weighs Cod Research Near Offshore Wind Projects

An area south of the Island near where several offshore wind energy companies have secured leases could soon be studied due to the potential adverse effects on cod spawning grounds.

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