Louisa Hufstader

VTA Charges Ahead with Solar Canopies, Energy Storage
A $4.5 million solar energy project at the Vineyard Transit Authority officially went online Friday, with a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the latest milestone.
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West Tisbury Backs Lot Transfer for Affordable Housing
An otherwise placid annual town meeting turned contentious Tuesday, as West Tisbury voters debated an article asking to transfer a parcel of land to the town’s affordable housing committee.
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Override Awaits West Tisbury Voters as They Head to Tabernacle
West Tisbury voters will decide on a $300,000 general override to offset the town’s $20 million budget, when the annual town meeting and special election are held next week.
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Minnesingers Soar in Tabernacle Concert
The Minnesingers packed more than a year of pent-up musical longing — by both the singers and their fans — into two hour-long shows that brimmed with optimism and joy at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.
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Beach Road Potholes Add Friction Between Town, MassDOT
Frosty relations between the town of Tisbury and the state Department of Transportation appeared to grow last week after a testy exchange over pothole repairs on Beach Road.
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Beach Road Weekend Returns With Scaled Back Lineup
Beach Road Weekend is returning this summer as a series of three individually-ticketed concerts to be held in Veterans Memorial Park on July 23, July 24 and July 25.
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Minnesingers Sing a Song of Resilience
The regional high school Minnesingers return to the stage with two live, in-person performances this weekend at the Tabernacle. Tickets for the spring show will be limited due to health restrictions.
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West Tisbury Selectmen Name Greg Pachico New Fire Chief
Greg Pachico will be West Tisbury’s next fire chief, following a unanimous vote Wednesday by the town selectmen. “He both has a vision for the future and a respect for the traditions of the fire department, board chairman Cynthia Mitchell said.
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Shaw Students Take Center Stage at the Field Gallery
The Field Gallery in West Tisbury opened for the season Sunday with an absorbing show of new work by artists in Alison Shaw and Sue Dawson’s advanced photography mentorship program.
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Falmouth Residents Sound Off on Early Freight Ferry
The Steamship Authority’s 5:30 a.m. summer freight boat from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven continues to be a bone of contention in Falmouth, as evidenced by a public hearing Monday.
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