Louisa Hufstader

Tisbury Voters Stand Strongly Behind New School Project, 237-5
Tisbury voters threw their overwhelming support behind a $55 million school renovation and addition project at a special town meeting Sunday afternoon, clearing the first of two hurdles needed.
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Tisbury Takes Up Pivotal School Question Sunday
The future of Tisbury’s historic public elementary school will be in the hands of town voters this weekend when they convene a special town meeting to take up a $55 million overhaul of the crumbling old brick school.
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Town Buildings Fly New Flag for Pride Month
A divided West Tisbury select board voted last week to display the Progress flag over town hall and outside the library during June, which is celebrated internationally as Pride Month.
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Jabberwocky Campers Return for Fun-Filled Summer
Camp Jabberwocky is preparing to welcome a smaller community of people with disabilities and volunteer staffers this season.
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Shout It Out! Libraries Are In-Person Again
This week brought grateful library patrons face to face once again with staffers in the stacks.
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First Fridays Set to Return to Vineyard Haven
After a virtual season last year due to the pandemic, Vineyard Haven’s First Friday celebrations will resume this summer on Main street, with live music and for the first time, food trucks.
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Salary Set for West Tisbury Fire Chief
Greg Pachico formally accepted the job of West Tisbury’s first full-time fire chief, after the select board offered him a $120,000 salary during Wednesday night’s regular board meeting on Zoom.
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Art Gallery Scene Heats Up as Summer Nears
Island art galleries are readying for a busy season, after many saw robust sales in 2020 as locked-down households grew tired of the same old walls.
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Cronig's Celebrates 100 Years of Feeding the Vineyard Community
Louisa Hufstader
When Sam Cronig and his three brothers opened their Vineyard Haven market in March 1917, the world was still at war in Europe.
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Workshop Art Show Celebrates Boat Builders

Boat building takes its cultural place with architecture and fine art in the watercolor drawings of Maine artist Abe Goodale, on display at the Workshop Gallery in Vineyard Haven this weekend. Mr. Goodale’s portraits of shipwrights at work, including Islander Ross Gannon of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway, quietly celebrate their craftsmanship and concentration in detailed graphite drawings washed with subtle color.

“His skill set is obviously something to be admired — he is just incredible,” said Workshop partner Wil Sideman.

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