Louisa Hufstader

Oak Bluffs Clears the Way for Shared-Use Path
After weeks of delay, the Oak Bluffs select board signed off on an agreement with the state Tuesday that clears the way for construction of a shared-use path running from the Lagoon Pond drawbridge to County Road at Eastville avenue.
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New Island Landmark Honors Esther, Who Refused to Be Enslaved
The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard dedicated a new site at Memorial Wharf commemorating the still-mysterious escape of a fugitive from slavery 277 years ago.
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Marijuana Dispensary Opens in West Tisbury
The Vineyard’s first cannabis dispensary quietly began doing business over the weekend. Open since Friday at 510 State Road in West Tisbury, Fine Fettle Dispensary is presently serving medical marijuana patients by appointment.
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Chamber Duo Brings the Love to Live Concert
For the fortunate few dozen music lovers admitted, Sunday’s Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society concert at the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury was an experience to savor.
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Island Rallies Around Aquinnah Child After Accident
A nine-year-old Aquinnah boy is recovering at Boston Children’s Hospital after he was struck by a neighbor’s pickup truck last week. An online fundraising appeal for the family was launched.
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Islanders Urged to Remove Feeders, Birdbaths
State wildlife officials and the Mass Audubon bird conservation group are advising residents to bring in their bird feeders and birdbaths until more is known about a mysterious avian ailment.
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Floating Like a Butterfly, Stinging Like a Bee — Forever
On Tuesday evening at the Beach Plum Inn in Chilmark, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival presented an outdoor screening of excerpts from the upcoming PBS docuseries on Muhammed Ali.
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Summer Institute Specializes in Timely Topics That Matter
Danielle Allen, candidate for governor of Massachusetts, headlines the Summer Institute speaker series on Thursday, July 15.
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Tisbury Names New Police Lieutenant
Tisbury police detective William Brigham has been named second in command to interim police chief Christopher Habekost, following a unanimous vote by the select board Tuesday afternoon.
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SailMV Presents Walter Cronkite Award to Alison Shaw
When photographer Alison Shaw heard she had been named this year’s recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award by SailMV she grew emotional.
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