Louisa Hufstader

Rising Enrollment Raises Questions About Space at Chilmark School
Enrollment has been on the rise at the Chilmark School, which is on its way to running out of space for the private, nonprofit Chilmark Preschool that shares its campus.
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Two Almost-New Ferries to Join SSA Fleet
The Steamship Authority is preparing to purchase two Louisiana-based offshore supply vessels for conversion into freight ferries to replace the aging M/V Gay Head and M/V Katama.
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Ferry Breakdown Sows Weekend Chaos
A mechanical failure aboard the Steamship Authority's M/V Nantucket Saturday morning led to travel delays and confusion on both sides of Vineyard Sound.
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Manter Thanks Town for Parade
At Wednesday's online West Tisbury select board meeting, board member Skipper Manter, a recently retired lieutenant with the town police force, thanked the town for his retirement celebration on July 31.
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West Tisbury Select Board Opts Out of Noise Bylaw
Marc Rosenbaum's appeal for a Sunday and holiday ban on industrial construction and landscaping noise met with empathy, but no action from the town select board last Wednesday.
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Opportunities and Challenges Aired as Tisbury Kicks Off Master Plan Workshops
Tisbury has so far operated without a master plan, a document intended to guide town boards by outlining a clear vision for development, but that's about to change.
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No Plan B for Tisbury School
Whether or not Tisbury voters approve an additional $26 million borrowing request for Tisbury School construction, on top of $55 million already authorized, the building must be vacated later this year once modular classrooms are ready, school committee chair Amy Houghton said.
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Indoor Marijuana Farm Seeks to Streamline
What might appear to be big changes proposed for the Vineyard's only licensed cannabis grower are actually changes to procedure, not production.
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Off-Cape Freight Service Draws No Bids
Since mid-March, nearly 50 potential contractors have looked at the Steamship Authority's request for proposals to start a freight service to the Vineyard from New Bedford or another port not located on Cape Cod. The number that expressed interest? Zero.
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Journey of the Heart for Collector of Island Stories
Linsey Lee first moved full-time to Martha’s Vineyard in the early 1970s, foraging for wild foods, working odd jobs and listening to tall tales from Islanders she met.
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