Thomas Humphrey

West Tisbury Considers Tax Break for Residents

The residential exemption would lower the tax burden of West Tisbury town residents, but could result in higher bills for people who own second homes or rental properties in the town.

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Winter Storm Damage Ends Era of South Beach Fishing Shacks

The Donnelly house on South Beach, the last of several old fishing shacks, was demolished Thursday, another victim of the ceaseless march of the sea.

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Dredging Up a New Hot Commodity: Sand

The purchase of an Edgartown dredge in the mid-1990s has proved to be a major money-saver for the town. This year, the Edgartown parks department estimated it saved around $18 million by using locally dredged sand to restore the dunes at South Beach.

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Land Bank Goat Herder Steps Down

After around three years at the head of the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank’s goat grazing operation, Island farmer Zachary Jesse is hanging up his hat as lead goat herder.

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Gentleman in Moscow Goes from Page to Paramount

A miniseries adaptation of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles will debut March 29 on Paramount Plus. The author also has a new book coming out in April called Table for Two.

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Wild Oysters Maintain Niche, But Farmed Oysters Still Reign

Dark green and gray, slick with algae, pocked with parasitic scars and polychaete worm tunnels, wild oysters are survivors, fighting everything the pond's brackish waters throw at them.

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New Principal Chosen for Chilmark School

Kate Squire, a fourth-grade teacher based in Concord will take the helm as principal of the Chilmark School, according to an announcement from superintendent of schools Dr. Richard Smith.

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Native Earth Teaching Farm Says Goodbye to Queen of the Herd

In Chilmark last Friday, a queen and a mother, horned and cloven-hooved, died at the Native Earth Teaching farm after a period of illness.

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Island Fishermen Unlikely to Benefit from Vineyard Wind Fund

Vineyard Wind parent company Avangrid announced the opening of applications for its fisheries compensation fund, a pot of money available to fishermen who have operated in waters where 62 offshore wind turbines are currently being constructed.

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A Life in Illustration Is Fueled by the Joy of Free Expression

From the eternal flame at the Kirkuk oil fields to the one-room schoolhouse in West Tisbury, Anne Ganz's cartoons tell the story of her life.

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