Louisa Hufstader

MVC Approves Safe Harbor Marinas Expansion

Nearly a year after its referral to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission as a development of regional impact (DRI), Safe Harbor Marinas’ plan to expand its Vineyard Haven facility received commission approval in a 9-3 vote.

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Cronig's Officially Changes Ownership

After 35 years of ownership by Steve Bernier, the Cronig's Markets properties in Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury have changed hands.

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Land Bank Purchases Property on Ice House Pond

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank is expanding and connecting its Lambert’s Cove-area properties, paying $2,020,000 this week for with 4.5 acres and a house on Ophelia Way in West Tisbury.

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SSA Discusses Christmas Eve Cancellations

Weather conditions on Christmas Eve were already bad and getting worse when the Steamship Authority made the call to cancel its remaining ferries that evening, general manager Robert Davis told the SSA port council on Tuesday.

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SSA Narrows Name Pool for New Freight Ferry

With the $5.6 million purchase last month of a third offshore service vessel (OSV) from a Louisiana firm, the Steamship Authority has another new ferry to name.

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An Artful Couple Looks to Off-Island Life

High on a Chilmark ridge overlooking the sea, Island artists Wendy Weldon and James Langlois have shared a studio, home and garden.

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High School Tightens Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School administrators have made further adjustments to the school’s operating budget for fiscal year 2024, arriving at a slim 2.11 per cent increase.

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Tisbury Raises Tax Exemption for Year-Rounders

Year-round Tisbury homeowners will see their property tax rates reduced by a further six per cent, after the town select board voted Wednesday afternoon to raise the town’s residential exemption.

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SSA Port Towns Seek to Triple Embarkation Fees

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury will ask the state legislature to triple their towns’ embarkation fees, joining forces in a pitch to increase money collected on ferry tickets.

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Island Grown Initiative Purchases Kitchen Porch Catering

Island Grown Initiative's acquisition includes a fully-equipped commercial kitchen — complete with professional baking equipment — as well as storage and office space, a retail storefront and two company vehicles.

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