Louisa Hufstader

Coast Guard Happily Heads Back to Grammar School

It’s not every day uniformed members of the U.S. Coast Guard play volleyball with first-graders or shred string cheese with kindergartners at snack break. At the Tisbury School, however, things like this are happening every Thursday.

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Martha’s Vineyard Commission to Resume In-Person Meetings

After a vigorous debate Thursday night, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 10 to 6 in favor of resuming in-person meetings in May.

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SSA Votes $27 Million Contract to Convert Two Freight Ferries

Alabama Shipyard, LLC of Mobile, Ala. has won the contract to convert two former offshore service vessels into freight ferries, following a unanimous vote by the boat line board of governors Friday afternoon.

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Vineyard Students Enjoy a Variety of Post-Graduate Options

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School seniors are pursuing a variety of goals after they graduate in June, with college joining a mix of other choices, director of guidance John Fiorito said.

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School Committee Votes to Continue Funding Turf Appeal

A divided Martha’s Vineyard Regional School committee voted Monday to dedicate additional money to the district’s lawsuit against the Oak Bluffs planning board over the town board’s denial of an artificial turf playing field at the school.

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Vineyard Plays Starring Role in New Jaws Exhibit

Titled Creating Amity Island, the new exhibit at the Martha's Vineyard Museum brings together behind-the-scenes photos and collectibles from the now-historic 1974 production that made the Vineyard famous to millions of viewers around the world.

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Ferries Now Event Makes Case for Move to Electric Ferry Boats

Electric ferry operators from Denmark, Maine and Washington state shared their experiences Friday in a half-day public conference aimed at encouraging the Steamship Authority to begin reducing dependency on fossil fuel.

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Tisbury Hears Plans for Outdoor Taqueria

Longtime summer resident and restaurateur Patrick Lyons appeared before the Tisbury planning board this week to present his proposal for a Mexican restaurant at the Stone Bank property in Vineyard Haven.

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Tisbury Meetings Return to Katharine Cornell Theatre

The theatre began serving as overflow work space during the pandemic for employees from the crowded town hall offices.

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For Ken Romero, Home is the Heart of Show Business

After touring the world as a singer, dancer and producer for stage musicals and cruise ship shows, Ken Romero has come full circle, putting his skills and experience to work at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

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