Thomas Humphrey

West Tisbury Town Moderator to Step Down

After 10 years at the podium in West Tisbury, Daniel Waters will close out his tenure as town moderator following the 2024 annual town meeting.

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Finding Footing in Shifting Sands of 2023

An Atlantic storm crashed over the eastern strip of Norton Point Beach in the last days of 2022, inundating Wasque wetlands and disconnecting Chappaquiddick once again. The breach created an old, yet new island to ring in 2023, a fitting start for a year in which many longstanding issues resurfaced.

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A Passion for Pawns; Community Chess Night Returns

On Monday evening, in the regional high school cafeteria, Ed Painter, a gray-haired chess master, faced off against a young Sam Grimm, who learned the game a couple of weeks ago.

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Chilmark Farmers Push to Revise Zoning Bylaws

A coalition of Chilmark farmers is urging town officials to revise town zoning bylaws to allow farms to host on-location events.

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West Tisbury Advises More Time on ADU Bylaw

The West Tisbury select board asked that the town affordable housing committee delay plans to bring a proposed affordable dwelling unit (ADU) funding program before voters.

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Tough Times for Island Softshell Clam Fishery

Though often taking a backseat to quahaugs, scallops and oysters, the softshell clam fishery was once a valuable economic engine for a select group of local shellfishermen.

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Making the Past Come Alive On Boston Tea Party Anniversary

The typically raucous chatter of seamen was more nervous than usual at the Allen's Tavern in old Holmes Hole (modern Vineyard Haven), where Islanders gathered to hear news of a restive colonial mainland.

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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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