Louisa Hufstader

SSA Freight Boats Nearing End of Useful Life, Marine Survey Finds
Three of the Steamship Authority’s four freight ferries — the Gay Head, Katama and Sankaty — will need to be replaced within the next three to five years, a marine survey has found.
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Conservation Sale Protects Mill Brook in West Tisbury
The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank will purchase 26 acres near Priester's Pond, and a new nonprofit led by Thomas Bena will purchase an adjoining 14 acres.
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Tisbury Gym Plays Host to Its Last Town Meeting
A new human resources department, and a high-level executive position to run it, were among more than 40 warrant articles passed in Tisbury by an overpowering majority at the annual town meeting Tuesday night.
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Rise Dancers Soar in PAC Performance
Three dozen young dancers from Rise Vineyard Performing Arts got their chance Sunday to show a rapturous audience what they’ve been working on since September — dance moves and acrobatics alike.
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Tisbury Select Board Member Jeff Kristal Will Not Run Again
Select board member Jeff Kristal will not seek re-election this spring. Mr. Kristal, an innkeeper and town businessman, has served three terms but not consecutively. The annual town election is May 24.
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Regional Spending Has Seat at Town Meeting Table
Regional expenses and human services make up more than a dozen articles on each of Tuesday’s annual town meeting warrants, continuing a trend toward cost-sharing across Island municipalities.
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Tisbury Eyes New Department Heads for Town Government
Tisbury government is growing, and at their annual and special town meetings next week voters will be asked to approve the establishment of a human resources department.
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West Tisbury Big House Bylaw Expected to Spark Debate
West Tisbury voters will meet their new poet laureate and take up a warrant that is expected to spark discussion over more than one article at the annual town meeting next week.
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Les Misérables Electrifies as Island Students Return to the Stage
Island families, music lovers and theatre buffs flocked to the Performing Arts Center over the weekend for the regional high school’s production of Les Misérables.
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Towns Agree to Seek Accord on High School Building Plan
With a September deadline to meet state financing conditions for the regional high school building project, all six Island towns agreed Wednesday night to begin talks on how to apportion their shares of the cost.
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