Louisa Hufstader

Opportunities and Challenges Aired as Tisbury Kicks Off Master Plan Workshops
Tisbury has so far operated without a master plan, a document intended to guide town boards by outlining a clear vision for development, but that's about to change.
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No Plan B for Tisbury School
Whether or not Tisbury voters approve an additional $26 million borrowing request for Tisbury School construction, on top of $55 million already authorized, the building must be vacated later this year once modular classrooms are ready, school committee chair Amy Houghton said.
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Indoor Marijuana Farm Seeks to Streamline
What might appear to be big changes proposed for the Vineyard's only licensed cannabis grower are actually changes to procedure, not production.
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Off-Cape Freight Service Draws No Bids
Since mid-March, nearly 50 potential contractors have looked at the Steamship Authority's request for proposals to start a freight service to the Vineyard from New Bedford or another port not located on Cape Cod. The number that expressed interest? Zero.
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Journey of the Heart for Collector of Island Stories
Linsey Lee first moved full-time to Martha’s Vineyard in the early 1970s, foraging for wild foods, working odd jobs and listening to tall tales from Islanders she met.
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Hospice to Serve More Islanders with Medicare, But Donors Still Needed
More than 40 years after Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard began providing end-of-life services at no charge, the nonprofit is preparing to serve more Islanders by accepting Medicare.
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Gotta Dance, and Drum, and Sing With Built on Stilts
There's only one Island event that annually brings drum circles, stilt walkers and more than 100 dancers to one of the Island's most historic houses of worship: Built on Stilts..
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Changes Afoot for Island School District Office
Some school staff will get a raise, other negotiations are going to arbitration, and the assistant superintendent spot may stay vacant for a little longer.
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Steamship General Manager Gets High Marks and a Raise
Robert Davis, general manager of the Steamship Authority, agreed on Friday to a three-year contract extension at an initial salary of $207,500.
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Tisbury Officials Investigate Public Health Mysteries
Health and water officials in Tisbury are trying to solve a persistent conundrum: How is lead-tainted water getting into the Vineyard Montessori School's pipes?
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