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Tisbury School
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Demolition inside the Tisbury School has cleared away nearly a century’s worth of accumulated renovations, revealing the original interior of a town landmark built during the depths of the Great Depression.

The Tisbury select board welcomed a new police officer, hired its former building commissioner as a part-time zoning inspector and approved a nearly $900,000 insurance bill for the town school last week.


A symbolic ground-breaking at the Tisbury School Saturday morning marked a new chapter for the town school, which graduated its first class of eighth-graders more than 90 years ago.

Bucking a statewide trend, the Vineyard public school system continues to grow, with 2,253 students enrolled across the Island on Oct. 1 compared to 2,191 a year earlier.

Thanksgiving break will start two days early at the Tisbury School, where an $82 million renovation and addition project is about to ramp up.

Eversource's redeployment of workers to Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian could delay getting high-voltage electrical service installed into Tisbury School's modular classrooms.