Thomas Humphrey

Whale Carcass Towed to Tribal Land for Further Study

The journey to Aquinnah was two-fold: a tow by sea to the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard in Vineyard Haven, and then a land transport up-Island.

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Aquinnah Takes Aim at Algae Invader

Its scientific name is Codium fragile, but for many beachcombers across the Island the invasive macroalgae goes by a more ominous title: dead man’s fingers.

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Squibnocket Pond Reservation Opening Delayed

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank does not expect to fully open the Squibnocket Pond Reservation until 2025 due to the long permitting process. 

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Dead Right Whale Found in Cow Bay

Scientists have yet to determine the cause of death as of Monday afternoon, but the dead calf represents another blow to the critically endangered whale species, which has dwindled to fewer than 360 individuals in recent years.

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Island Gets Aid in Pine Beetle Battle

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation this week received a $75,000 grant from the state to help combat an invasive beetle infestation in the Phillips Preserve forest in Tisbury. 

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Clifford Exhibit Celebrates Big Red Dog’s Vineyard Roots

A new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Clifford: Our Big Red Dog, opened on Saturday, celebrating the Clifford phenomenon and the life of creator Norman Bridwell, a longtime resident of Edgartown.

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The Solitary Swan of Mill Pond

A swan, on Old Mill Pond, is hurting, or so it seems to me.

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Chilmark Approves New Preschool Lease

Chilmark voters swiftly approved the only article on a special town meeting warrant Monday, allowing the nonprofit Chilmark preschool to take its next step toward constructing a new school on town-owned land.

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Coast Guard Honors Longtime Auxiliary Volunteers

Coast Guard Station Menemsha celebrated a century of combined service Saturday, at a ceremony honoring the retirement of longtime auxiliary members Jules Ben David and Kenneth DeBettencourt.

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New Director Chosen for Chilmark Community Center Summer Camp


California-based educator, therapist and longtime seasonal Vineyard resident Susan Pimentel Andrien is taking up the mantle as executive director of the Chilmark Community Center summer camp.

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