Louisa Hufstader

High School Theatre Teacher Announces Resignation
Eight years after directing her first Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School musical, theatre teacher Brooke Hardman Ditchfield is leaving the school, but not the Island.
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Sondheim Revue Delights Playhouse Audiences
It was all about Stephen Sondheim at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse over the weekend, as the singers of the Wicked Good Musical Revue paid tribute to their favorite composer-lyricist.
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Staffing Shortages at Boston Food Bank Hit Island Charities Hard
Nonprofits that feed hundreds of hungry Islanders every week are facing unprecedented reductions in supplies of groceries, at a time when the need is growing. Staffing shortages at the Greater Boston Food Bank are one issue.
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Skipper Manter to Retire from West Tisbury Police Department
The West Tisbury police department is preparing for the departure of its longest-serving officer, Lieut. Jeffrey Manter, who is reaching retirement age.
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ZBA Gives Food Truck Okay for Grange Hall Event
Food truck fans packed the West Tisbury town hall meeting room Thursday night, for the public appeal of town zoning inspector Joe Tierney’s denial of a one-day food truck permit for an event at Grange Hall.
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MVYouth Scholarships Total $865,000 for 16 Seniors
The MV Youth community fund announced Thursday that it has awarded $865,000 in college and workforce scholarships to 16 high school seniors.
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Wampum Belt Exhibit Has Vineyard Roots
Three and a half centuries after English soldiers snatched the native Wampanoags’ greatest heirloom, the wampum-beaded belt of slain sachem Metacom has never been recovered — or forgotten.
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Town Officials Begin High School Formula Talks
More than a dozen officials from all six Island towns gathered Wednesday to begin developing an intermunicipal cost-sharing agreement to rebuild or replace the aging school.
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Superintendent Leaves During Pivotal Time For Island Public Schools
When he leaves for a new job in Wareham this summer, Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. Matthew D’Andrea will leave behind a school system facing challenges on multiple fronts.
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Photographer Finds Clarity in Gingerbread Cottage Details
Liz Dolan Durkee's photography show at the Oak Bluffs Library community room offers a fresh and unexpected view of the Camp Ground cottages.
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