Thomas Humphrey

West Tisbury Opposes Power Line Herbicides
Opposition to the use of herbicides around Eversource power lines continued at a meeting of the West Tisbury select board on Wednesday night, when the board determined to send a letter opposing the practice to the state.
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Land Bank Properties Have Busy Summer
Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank properties saw an across-the-board increase in usage this summer, according to a summer report.
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West Tisbury Housing Committee Sees Leadership Shake-Up
Emotions ran high at a West Tisbury affordable housing committee that saw tears, abrupt departures and a resignation as a dispute over a proposed affordable housing project in the town remains unresolved.
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Shifting Sands and Minds at the Coastal Conference
The Martha's Vineyard Film Society was flooded not with water but with discussion of it Monday, as a veritable who's who of regional coastal experts gathered for the 2022 Coastal Conference.
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State Legislators Pitch Modifications to Housing Bank

State Sen. Julian Cyr and Rep. Dylan Fernandes came before Island leaders on Monday to pitch a statewide real estate transfer tax, as political headwinds shift with the upcoming election.

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Harvest Festival Delivers a Seasonal Bounty of Delight
The air was sweet at the Agricultural Hall on Saturday morning, for many reasons: the freshly cut Jack-o'-lanterns, the spray of the cider press, the fumes of antique diesel, the autumn leaves.
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Increase in H-2B Visa Cap Is a Boon for Island Businesses
The Department of Homeland Security announced sweeping changes to its H-2B seasonal worker visa program include nearly doubling the cap on visas in 2023.
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Chilmark Police Chief Announces Retirement

Chilmark police chief Jonathan Klaren will retire from his post in 2023, he announced in a letter to the Chilmark select board Tuesday.

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Housing Takes Center Stage in Joint Vineyard-Nantucket Meeting

Representatives from both Islands came together on Tuesday to discuss housing and other shared issues during a rare joint meeting that included nearly two dozen select board members.

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West Tisbury Looks to Get Housing Project Back on Track

The West Tisbury select board and the town’s affordable housing committee are still grappling with a recent dust-up that saw a contractor withdraw from a proposed affordable housing project in the town.

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