Louisa Hufstader

West Tisbury Considers Options for School Overhaul
From a failing roof to inadequate, outdated energy systems, the West Tisbury School needs a complete overhaul, officials said Monday at a meeting of the up-Island school committee.
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Tisbury First Responders Have Busy Few Days
Tisbury’s first responders had a complicated Sunday afternoon with emergencies both on land and in the water, followed by a Monday-morning incident that moved from street to sea and back again.
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When Main Street Was Writer's Row
Between Owen Park and the West Chop Cemetery, Vineyard Haven’s Main street was once the seasonal home of four internationally acclaimed writers and a renowned broadcast journalist.
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Tisbury Opens Seaplane Hearing
The pilot of a privately-owned seaplane came before the Tisbury select board last week to request a harbor use permit to land and take off in Vineyard Haven’s outer harbor.
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East Chop House Demolition Denied by MVC
The owners of a 147-year-old East Chop home had their demolition application denied by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday night.
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Tisbury School Renovation Decision to Come Before Voters Tuesday
Tisbury voters will weigh in at a special town meeting Tuesday on nearly $26 million in additional borrowing to complete the Tisbury School renovation project.
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SSA Narrows List in Naming Contest for New Freight Ferries
Pinkletink and Boaty McBoatface won’t soon be plying the waters between Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven, having failed to make the short-list of names for the newest additions to the Steamship Authority fleet.
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SSA Eyes Fare Hike in 2023
Steamship Authority customers were spared a fare increase in 2022, but more than $3 million in red ink on next year’s draft operating budget spells higher prices for riders in 2023.
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Proposed Vineyard Haven Taqueria Comes Up for Review
The former Stone Bank property in Vineyard Haven could include a taqueria under a proposal by developer Sam Dunn now under consideration by the Tisbury Planning Board.
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MVC Hears Plans for Meshacket Commons Housing Development
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission opened a public hearing on the the first major affordable housing project planned in decades for the town of Edgartown.
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