Thomas Humphrey

West Tisbury Shakes Up Housing Committee

The West Tisbury select board this week took steps to reorganize the town affordable housing committee after a period of disarray, appointing two new members and asking the committee to reconsider its leadership.

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Garden Club Seeks New Owner for Mill House Headquarters

After more than 80 years as owners of the Old Mill in West Tisbury, the Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club is considering passing stewardship of the 175-year-old industrial building to an organization better suited to its care.

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Chilmark Tennis Group Seeks Autonomy

A longstanding controversy over the operations and management of the tennis program at the Chilmark Community Center came to a head this week when a citizen petition was presented to the select board.

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Chilmark Voters to Decide on Preschool Expansion

A one-article special town meeting will be held Monday on whether to lease town land to the private nonprofit Chilmark Preschool for the purpose of constructing their own building.

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For State Senator, Affordable Housing Is Number One Priority

State Sen. Julian Cyr took a swing through the Island last week, meeting with housing advocates, hosting a campaign event and outlining his priorities in a meeting with Gazette reporters and editors.

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Sunfish Daydreams Are Still Aloft

Charlie Shipway’s sailing journey began at the long-running Menemsha Pond Races, led to the Barcelona Olympics, and then returned to the Vineyard and the Sunfish craft he first learned on.

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Moore Family Scores a Triple Eagle

When Huck Moore earned Eagle Scout status this fall, he completed a family trifecta that includes his father, Adam, and sister, Ingrid, at the highest rank in scouting.

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Farm Zoning Change Spurs Debate in Chilmark

Chilmark officials, farmers and residents continued to debate potential revisions to town agricultural zoning bylaws at a planning board meeting this week. The changes would allow farms to host agricultural-related events.

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New Wastewater Rules Arrive in Tisbury as Part of Islandwide Plan

When the new year arrived so did a set of costly septic regulations in Tisbury, with 1,500 home systems immediately subject to new rules from the town board of health.

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Bill Rossi Decides No Fifth Term on Select Board

Longtime Chilmark select board member Bill Rossi announced at a board meeting Tuesday that he will not seek reelection for a fifth term, ending his 12-year run on the board and capping off a 31-year tenure in town government.

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