Louisa Hufstader

Town Meeting Vote Stays But Ballot Vote Optional for $26 Million Tisbury School Overrun
A two-thirds majority at the special town meeting Sept. 20 is still required to authorize issuing the additional $26 million in bonds.
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Grange Hall Film Fest Use Causes Tenant-Town Friction
The addition of a film festival to Grange Hall activities has led some in town hall to require a new special permit for the historic facility.
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West Tisbury Considers Community Center at Howes House
Howes House in West Tisbury, home base for the Up-Island Council on Aging, would be a better place for old folks if it also served younger people, West Tisbury resident Susan Silk told the town select board on August 17.
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Camp Ground Residents Organize for Change
Members of a newly formed leaseholders’ coalition want a change in Camp Meeting Association leadership and a vote in how the Camp Ground is managed. But the group is facing an uphill battle against more than a century and a half of past practice.
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Tisbury Begins Gutting School Gym, Finds Project Savings
The embattled Tisbury School renovation and addition project took another step forward this week when work began to gut the school gym.
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Island Galleries Welcome Kids to Collectors
The Vineyard’s art galleries may be one of the best entertainment values on the Island.
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Rising Enrollment Raises Questions About Space at Chilmark School
Enrollment has been on the rise at the Chilmark School, which is on its way to running out of space for the private, nonprofit Chilmark Preschool that shares its campus.
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Two Almost-New Ferries to Join SSA Fleet
The Steamship Authority is preparing to purchase two Louisiana-based offshore supply vessels for conversion into freight ferries to replace the aging M/V Gay Head and M/V Katama.
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Ferry Breakdown Sows Weekend Chaos
A mechanical failure aboard the Steamship Authority's M/V Nantucket Saturday morning led to travel delays and confusion on both sides of Vineyard Sound.
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Manter Thanks Town for Parade
At Wednesday's online West Tisbury select board meeting, board member Skipper Manter, a recently retired lieutenant with the town police force, thanked the town for his retirement celebration on July 31.
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