Louisa Hufstader

High School Hires Manager For School Study

CHA Consulting has supervised numerous projects on the Island, including the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and the ongoing Tisbury School renovations in Vineyard Haven, the Chilmark School air-handling system replacement and the Tabernacle roof replacement in Oak Bluffs.

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Tisbury Calls Off Special Town Meeting, Eyes New Town Hall

A special winter town meeting to consider using modular buildings for Tisbury town offices has been called off as town officials weigh plans for a new, $15 million town hall building. 

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MVC Approves Consolidated Southern Tier Project

Southern Tier, a new neighborhood of 60 affordable apartments just east of the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena in Oak Bluffs, plans to be built in one phase instead of two after the Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved the change this week.

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Maura Valley to Retire After 30 Years with Tisbury Health Department

Maura Valley, who became the Island’s public health spokesperson during the Covid-19 pandemic, is retiring at the end of the month from her job as health agent for the town of Tisbury.

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50 Years Ago, Jaws Came to the Vineyard After Canceled Nantucket Ferry

Production designer Joe Alves had planned to scout Nantucket for the movie Jaws when his ferry was turned around. He ended up on Martha's Vineyard instead, forever changing the Island.

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Labor Costs Drive High School Budget Increase

After an increase of less than 2.5 per cent for the current fiscal year, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is now looking at a roughly 7.5 per cent hike in its operating costs for fiscal year 2025, which begins next July 1.

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New Bedford Shipper Eyes Vineyard Service

Jonah Mikutowicz, the owner of 41 North Offshore, came to the Steamship Authority board meeting Tuesday to float his new plan after receiving interest from potential customers.

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Steamship Board Divided Over Sankaty Incident Handling

The handling of the Sankaty incident this summer has fractured the Steamship Authority’s generally unanimous board of governors, who took opposing positions at their regular meeting Tuesday morning in Falmouth.

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Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District Charts its Future

Years after it became the Island’s first state-designated cultural district, the Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District is relaunching as a newly-minted nonprofit led by artists working in the town.

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School Services Budget Spikes as Student Needs Rise

The All-Island school committee is grappling with a steep increase in the cost of services that the superintendent’s office provides to students across the Vineyard, particularly in the areas of special education and staffing.

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