Louisa Hufstader

As Enrollment Rises, Chilmark School Faces Space Crunch
A bumper crop of kindergarteners is headed for the Chilmark School in 2022, and principal Susan Stevens is looking for space to accommodate them all.
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Turf Fields Face Scrutiny by Oak Bluffs Planning Board
Plans to convert the regional high school's main athletic field to artificial turf, narrowly approved by the Martha's Vineyard Commission last month, are under scrutiny by the Oak Bluffs planning board.
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Light Winds Favor Smaller Boats in Moffett Race
A light but steady breeze and unusually placid Nantucket Sound added up to good conditions for smaller boats in the 44th George Moffett Race on Saturday.
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Tisbury Renews Objections to Eversource Spraying
The Tisbury town administrator pressed his select board this week to take a tough stance against the ongoing practice by Eversource of spraying herbicides beneath power line rights of way.
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Alley’s General Store Reopens
The new proprietors of Alley’s General Store in West Tisbury quietly reopened the famous shop Saturday morning, quickly drawing customers after a summer-long closure.
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West Tisbury Requires Vaccinated Workers in All Town Buildings
Only fully vaccinated workers will be allowed to staff town buildings in West Tisbury, following a vote by the select board Wednesday. The mandate applies to all employees, interns and volunteers at town hall, the library, Howes House, fire and police stations, public safety building and highway barn.
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International Film Festival Is a Passport to Movie Magic
The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is more than an armchair trip around the world this year — it also travels back in time.
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Tisbury Conditionally Approves Downtown Sewer Flow Increases

With the town sewer plant near capacity, two Island developers received conditional approval from the Tisbury select board Tuesday for additional wastewater flow at their proposed project sites downtown.

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Sun, Sea and Jeanna Shepard
To capture the rippling interplay of light and waves in the waters around Martha’s Vineyard, photographer Jeanna Shepard shoots when the setting or rising sun casts a honeyed light across the sea.
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Act One: When James Lapine Met Stephen Sondheim
Theatre writer and stage and film director James Lapine can now add book author to his resume with Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George.
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