Thomas Humphrey

Officials Unveil Plans for Aging Grange Hall

After 150 years, the West Tisbury Grange Hall needs new roofing, insulation, a foundation, a basement, a new HVAC system and a revamped kitchen.

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MVC Compiles Thousands of Stats in New Report

The 150-page Martha's Vineyard Statistical Profile lays out everything from the Island's population to electric use.

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Rare Moth Discovery Caps Mill Brook Research

The discovery of the water-willow stem borer moth at Mill Pond in West Tisbury could have a big impact on brook conservation.

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Vineyard Wind Finishes First Five Turbines

Vineyard Wind, the offshore wind farm under construction south of Martha's Vineyard, hopes to start generating power by the end of the year after completing five of its planned 62 wind turbines this week. 

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Land Bank to Open New Chappy Property

The land bank commission voted Monday to open the Caleb’s Pond Preserve, a three-acre strip of marsh and other habitat near the Chappy ferry that the land bank purchased in 2020. The opening is going forward without any of the planned waterfront access.

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After Nearly a Decade, Vineyard Message in a Bottle Washes Up

Anne Ganz threw a message in a bottle off a Chilmark north shore beach in 2014. It was found on Nantucket over Thanksgiving weekend, nine years after it was tossed into the sea.

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Chilmark Votes to Raise Building Permit Fees

Construction projects in Chilmark will now face higher permitting costs, after the select board approved a new building department fee schedule proposed by building inspector Adam Petkus.

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West Tisbury Debates Short Term Rental Bylaw

West Tisbury residents got a chance to weigh in on a proposed bylaw to regulate short term rentals in town at a joint meeting of the planning board and short-term rental committee Monday, Nov. 27.

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A Compassionate Approach to Equine End of Life Care

Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center has an older than average horse age than most organizations, said executive director Sarah McKay, because many of their animals come to them for retirement after reaching an age where owners can no longer care for them.

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Parts of the Island Bumped Up a Notch on Plant Hardiness Zone

Gardeners on the Vineyard are experiencing warmer winters on average, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly released Plant Hardiness Zone Map.

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