Thomas Humphrey

West Tisbury Renews Focus on Howes House
The West Tisbury select board opened the floor this week to residents with varying ideas for the use of Howes House, now home to the Up-Island Council on Aging, which is slated for an $8 million renovation.
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Back to Reality
The display of pulleys and levers was stripped bare. The ground was muddy. The fair was over.
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Tom Turner, Island Sawyer
A professional fisherman of five decades, Tom Turner has also run one of the Island’s only sawmills for the last 15 years. During that time, he has processed nearly every kind of tree that grows here, native and not, common and exotic.
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Pandemic Lingers in Background of Peak Summer Season
Despite lower infection rates and fewer severe cases, the Covid pandemic has remained a thorn in the side of Island organizers.
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Walter Wlodyka: Apex Predator for Island Skunk Population
Walter Wlodyka, the Island's skunk man, knows how to make an entrance.
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At the Fair
Before this Friday, I had never been to the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair.
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Medalist Gives Lesson, Olympian Perspective to Island Skaters
At her lesson with the Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Club on August 22, Olympic bronze medalist Ashley Wagner began by breaking the tension, and the ice.
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Farm and Field: Till the Land, Till the Sea
To farm is to care for the land, to cultivate it, to honor it.
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Lanterns and Quiet Beauty Lead the Way
Irene Murdoch at 99 years old lit the first lantern Wednesday evening at the 151st Grand Illumination Night in the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground.
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Polly Hill Goes Green, to the Roots, for Employee Housing
Polly Hill Arboretum, in collaboration with the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is taking the next step in creating sustainable, on-site housing for permanent staffers and interns.
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