Louisa Hufstader

Film Festival Welcomes Fans in West Tisbury
West Tisbury’s town center teemed with movie-goers over the weekend, as the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival celebrated both its 22nd year and a return to the Grange Hall.
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School Committee Gives Nod to Smith as Acting Superintendent in Split Vote
The all-Island school committee has voted for assistant superintendent Richie Smith to succeed Matthew D'Andrea as acting superintendent.
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High School Mulls Legal Action Against Planning Board Over Fields
With a $7 million overhaul of the high school athletic fields now stalled, the high school committee meets Monday to decide the next steps.
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Final Vote on Housing Bank Set in Tisbury
Tisbury voters head to the polls Tuesday for the last annual town election of the year and a final vote on the Islandwide housing bank.
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West Tisbury Boards Debate Food Trucks, Retail Sales
Are food trucks restaurants? Do they qualify as fast food? There’s no answer in the West Tisbury zoning bylaws, which led to a joint meeting of three town boards Wednesday night
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In New Book, a Literary Critic Turns Personal
With eight books of literary criticism to his name, retired Swarthmore College professor Philip Weinstein has taken a new direction in his latest work, a collection of personal essays titled Soul-Error.
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Farmers Market Clears Town Hurdles to Make Ag Society Its Home
The West Tisbury Farmers’ Market will continue at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society on Panhandle Road, following a unanimous vote by the town zoning board of appeals Thursday.
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New Town, New Team; Film Festival Opens Wednesday
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is about to unveil its new home at Grange Hall in West Tisbury; the 22nd annual festival opens May 18.
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Neighbors Lead Rescue at Tisbury House Fire
Quick-thinking neighbors — including a professional tree climber — helped save a woman who was trapped atop a blazing home on Mt. Aldworth Road in Vineyard Haven Monday.
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Price Tag Rises Sharply for Tisbury School Project
The Tisbury School project is an estimated $10 million over budget, forcing the school building committee to throttle back plans.
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