Louisa Hufstader

Looking Back to Look Forward
Charlayne Hunter-Gault's new book My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives chronicles a life spent transcending traditional barriers.
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A Sense of Light Amid Darkness
Still in pajamas, Paul Doherty didn't stop for slippers as he dashed out, camera in hand, to catch the fleeting, luminous moment between darkness and day.
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School District Taps Two as Assistant Superintendents
Two retired Island school administrators have returned to the Martha's Vineyard public school system as assistant superintendents, reporting to superintendent Richie Smith beginning this week.
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Proposed Slow Speed Zones for Right Whales Worry SSA Officials
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed an expansion of its Speed Management Areas to help critically endangered right whales.
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Danielle Charbonneau Named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year
With music, speeches, flowers and resounding cheers, the Island community celebrated English language arts teacher Danielle (Dani) Charbonneau, who has just been named the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year.
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Steamship Authority Names Its Two New Vessels
The two newest additions to the Steamship Authority fleet will be named M/V Aquinnah and M/V Monomoy, following a unanimous vote by the boat line board of governors.
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Charlie Esposito Named Creative Living Award Honoree
The celebrated 1970s Island trio TCD will play again Oct. 6 at Grange Hall, when the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation presents original band member Charlie Esposito with its 39th annual Creative Living Award.
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Remembering Jazz DJ and Mentor Eric Jackson
Eric Jackson’s death at 72 hit me hard — not just as a longtime listener from a family of fans, but as someone who knew him personally and guest-hosted his show, Eric in the Evening on WGBH.
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MVC Closes Meshacket Commons Hearing
A planned 40-unit affordable housing development in Edgartown moved closer to approval Thursday night as the Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed its public hearing on the project.
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Tisbury Voters Resoundingly Back Another $26 Million for School Renovation
Casting paper ballots marked YES or NO, Tisbury voters overwhelmingly approved 373 to 112 nearly $26 million in new funding for the proposed school renovations.
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