Louisa Hufstader

MVC Hears Proposals for Tisbury Duplex, Food Pantry Move

Island Grown Initiative seeks to move its food pantry to Dukes County avenue in Oak Bluffs, while in Vineyard Haven, landowner Michael Sawyer is applying to replace a demolished building on Lagoon Pond Road with two four-story apartments.

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New Musical at the Playhouse Has Unique Family Pedigree

Island singer-songwriter Michael Mason spent more than half a century writing his musical play Billy Baloo, which opened this weekend at the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse.

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Test Participation Leads to "Assistance" Designation at High School

The state education department says the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School needs “assistance or intervention,” based on results from standardized tests administered last spring.

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High School Seeks Legal Opinion on Anonymous Donations

Looking to quell a persistent dispute among constituents, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee this week voted to ask for a written legal opinion on the longstanding school district practice of accepting cash donations without requiring identification.

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Tisbury Tightens Septic Regulations

The Tisbury board of health last week approved changes to town wastewater regulations, widening the scope of conditions under which property owners must install advanced denitrification septic systems.

The new rules, which go into effect Jan. 1, 2024, apply only to properties in the Lagoon Pond and Lake Tashmoo watersheds, Tisbury health agent Maura Valley said at a public hearing Sept. 26.

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Harbor Homes Eyes Winter Shelter Location

Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, which operates the winter shelter and two transitional group homes on the Island, is planning to buy a six-bedroom dormitory on Hudson avenue with the potential of opening the property in November.

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What About Wallpaper?

Consider this: It doesn’t have to be the main event or cover every room. Using wallpaper as an accent can add character and personality to any design project.

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Steamship General Manager Gets a Raise

Robert Davis received a 4 per cent salary increase, retroactive to July 1, following his annual performance review by the boat line board of governors Tuesday.

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Planners Suggest Changes to Tisbury Town Government

Judi Barrett, of Barrett Planning Group in Hingham, last week recommended adding a new town hall department for planning and sustainability and changing municipal leadership from a town administrator to a town manager.

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MVC Considers West Tisbury Subdivision

Brothers Paul S. Bangs, James D. Bangs and Charles D. Bangs are asking to create six 3.95-acre building lots and one 1.37-acre affordable housing lot, along with a 1.22-acre right of way, on their late father Stuart Bangs’s woodlot that stretches from Old Coach Road to Nip ’n’ Tuck Lane.

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