Louisa Hufstader

Steamship Authority Approves Budget for Hybrid Ferry Design

The budget allocates nearly $400,000 in 2024 for the hybrid ferry, which many residents and officials have been pushing for in recent years to reduce the ferry line’s emissions in the face of climate change. 

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Camp Jabberwocky Names New Executive Director

Camp Jabberwocky’s new executive director, Hilary Dreyer, is a homegrown Islander known for her work with the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival and, more recently, the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation.

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Schubert Song Cycle Enthralls Island Audience

Presenting Schubert's monumental song cycle: Die Schöne Mullerin Sunday afternoon, baritone David Behnke and pianist David Rhoderick held their audience in thrall as the late-Romantic tale unfolded.

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Tisbury Reappoints MVC Representative; Looks to Address Beetle Infestation

Shellfish farmer Greg Martino will represent the Tisbury select board on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for a third one-year term, following the board’s unanimous vote Wednesday evening.

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High School Principal Asks for Focus on Education, Not Turf

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School principal Sara Dingledy has called for the regional high school committee to consider the mounting toll of its turf field litigation on the school community.

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Island Grown Initiative Executive Director to Retire

Island Grown Initiative executive director Rebecca Haag, who spearheaded the creation of the Vineyard’s food equity network and IGI’s 2021 merger with the Island Food Pantry, has announced she will retire this spring.

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SSA Headstart Reservations Open Jan. 16

Ferry customers whose vehicles are enrolled in the Steamship Authority’s 2024 Excursion and Preferred programs may make summer travel reservations beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, when the boat line opens its Headstart program for the Martha’s Vineyard route.

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Tisbury Town Accountant Retires

After more than 37 years with the town of Tisbury, accountant Suzanne Kennedy stepped down from her job last week.

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Lagoon Pond Road Landowner Scales Back Plans

Michael Sawyer submitted new drawings for single-family homes on Lagoon Pond Road after his initial idea drew the ire of the town's historical commission.

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MVC Resolves Disputed Oak Bluffs Demolition

Homeowners Eunu Chun and Lisa Kim sued the commission in 2022 after it denied their application to expand and winterize the property at 7 Arlington avenue.

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