Louisa Hufstader

MVC Approves New Inn Structure in Oak Bluffs

Owners of the proposed Four Sisters Inn on Narragansett avenue in Oak Bluffs have received unanimous approval from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission as a development of regional impact (DRI).

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Tisbury School Demolition Is an Education from an Earlier Era

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.

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Navigator Homes Benefit Concert Brings Baroque Music to Life

On Sunday afternoon at the Federated Church in Edgartown, an entranced audience of nearly 100 Islanders heard what Bach’s music may well have sounded like when it was new, 300 years ago.

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Tisbury School Insurance Costs Soar

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.

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Outermost Inn Seeks MVC Approval for Steel Canopy

Outermost Inn owner Hugh Taylor is seeking to expand the inn's patio by 12 feet and install an arched, corrugated-steel canopy that won’t need to be taken down on windy days.

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Dr. Ala Stanford Talks Covid Vaccination Equity at NAACP Event

For its annual Martin Luther King Day event, the NAACP of Martha’s Vineyard welcomed Philadelphia pediatrician Dr. Ala Stanford, recently appointed as a federal health official for her Covid-related social justice work.

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Tisbury Town Moderator Will Wield Her Final Gavel This Spring

Tisbury town moderator Deborah Medders recently announced she would not run again for moderator, a position she has held since 1999.

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Tisbury Master Plan Presents Hard Truths for Moving Forward

Cramped, outdated public buildings, vaguely-worded bylaws and a lack of housing policies are among the obstacles to progress that came up during a virtual presentation to Tisbury’s master plan steering committee.

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High School Assesses Feasibility Study Funds

High school committee members had voted last year to reduce the $2 million feasibility study request for the new school by kicking in $500,000 in excess and deficiency funds. But this week, the committee voted to ask towns for the full $2 million instead.

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High School Considers New Sports Ticketing Policy

Island students and their families won’t have to pay at the gate to attend high school sports events for at least the next month, as the Martha’s Regional High School committee works out a new ticketing policy.

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