Thomas Humphrey

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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Short-Term Rentals Top West Tisbury Warrant

Short-term rental restrictions, a change in town energy policy and $1.8 million in library renovations all top the warrant for West Tisbury annual town meeting next week.

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Netflix Production Denied Shoot on Several Chilmark Properties

Worried about traffic, the Chilmark select board voted against letting Netflix film an adaptation of Judy Blume's Forever at several locations, including the Chilmark General Store and Squibnocket Beach.

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Goodbye to the Gobbler as Humphreys Closes its Doors

After more than 80 years serving up bread, sandwiches and donuts across the Island, the last Humphreys Bakery location will shut down in May, putting an end to an Island mainstay that spans three generations.

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