Thomas Humphrey

On the Edgartown Shoreline, a Front Row Derby Seat

On the sandy point of Lighthouse Beach which guards the harbor entrance, derby fishermen lined up in even intervals on a recent afternoon, casting into the deep channel where tides bring Atlantic waters in and out of Edgartown harbor each day.

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Commission Opposes Proposed Land Bank Change

West Tisbury affordable housing committee chair Jefrey DuBard pitched a town meeting article that would require affordable housing committee appointees on each town’s land bank advisory committee.

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NOAA Weighs Cod Research Near Offshore Wind Projects

An area south of the Island near where several offshore wind energy companies have secured leases could soon be studied due to the potential adverse effects on cod spawning grounds.

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For Island Beekeepers, a New Life After Colony Collapse Disorder

It has been a harrowing two decades for the European honeybee, and the thousands of apiarists who keep them. A host of factors likely contributed to the phenomenon, but on the Vineyard one pest has risen above the rest to become enemy number one: the indomitable varroa mite.

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Kids Derby Day Puts the Spotlight on Youngest Anglers

The Kids Derby had been scheduled for two weeks ago but had to be postponed due to bad weather. Then the rescheduled date had to be rescheduled due to bad weather again. Finally, despite cold winds and overcast skies, the event went forward this Sunday morning, and the kids’ enthusiasm ran high.

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Chilmark Students to Relocate During HVAC Work

Next week, two classes will be temporarily moved to the Chilmark Community Center as workers finish up HVAC work at the Chilmark School.

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Rabbit, Rabbit

Sadly, having bunnies in your garden will not bring you good luck. But there are ways to co-exist with these hungry critters.

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Despite Pushback, Middle Road Pole Project Passes

The project, which aims to bolster the grid in Chilmark and Aquinnah, was significantly scaled back from Eversource’s original proposal to install 48 poles along Middle Road last year.

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Historic District Against Plastic Pickets

The picket fence around the West Tisbury Cemetery will remain wooden for now, after the historic district commission asked the town select board not to replace rotten pickets with new ones made of plastic.

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From First Sip to a Growing Business, Coffee Fuels a Passion

Leif Iversen, founder and owner of the Martha’s Vineyard Coffee Company, doesn’t remember exactly when he took his first childhood sip of coffee, but he certainly remembers where it happened: Costa Rica.

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