Thomas Humphrey

For Small Businesses, Staying Afloat Is Harder than Ever

Small business owners offered many variations on a single theme: it is hard to build a business in a seasonal economy where expenses are rising and labor supply dwindling, even when demand is as strong as ever.

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West Tisbury Looks To Repair Affordable Housing Dust-Up

The West Tisbury select board intervened this week to try and get a town-sponsored affordable housing project at 401 State Road back on track.

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Bass in the Grass Weighs In on Derby Fish Art

While Derby fishermen weighed in their catches at the Edgartown weigh station this week, 33 colorful fish arrived by land for the fifth annual Bass in the Grass fundraiser.

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Chilmark Approves Design Funds for Menemsha Dock Repairs

Chilmark voters gathered at the community center Monday evening for a special town meeting agreed to spend $44,000 to renovate the Menemsha commercial dock.

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Walking Each Other From Darkness Into Light

The stars were still bright when participants gathered at Bend in the Road Beach at 5 a.m. Saturday morning for the fifth annual Darkness into Light Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk.

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Chilmark to Vote on Money for Menemsha Dock Upgrade

Chilmark voters head to a special town meeting tonight, Sept. 26, to vote on a proposed dock upgrade in Menemsha.

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Coffee and a Side of Fish Stories Down at Derby Headquarters

The false albacore have had a banner year so far at the 77th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

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Families Gather in Support at Ceremony of Remembrance

On Saturday afternoon at the Edgartown Lighthouse Children’s Memorial 49 new stones honoring a child’s life were added to the 998 stones encircling the lighthouse.

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Planning Board Okays Radio Farm Curb Cut

Emotions ran high at a public hearing of the West Tisbury planning board on Sept. 12, when a request for a new farmstand entrance onto State Road prompted safety concerns and impassioned speeches.

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Sports Haven Loses Lease and Considers Next Steps

Every September for the past 27 years, Bill Miner has hung a purple Go Vineyarders banner on the front porch of Sports Haven, his Vineyard Haven store. But this year, in block red letters, the banner reads: Store Closing Sale.

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