Louisa Hufstader

Towns Agree on Cost-Sharing for High School Building
The Island passed an important hurdle this week on its race to qualify for state funding to replace the aging Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.
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Electrifying Ferry Fleet Remains a Distant Prospect for SSA
Electric-powered Steamship Authority ferries are a long and very costly way off, according to a marine study by boat line consultants.
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Setting the Holiday Tone With March to the Sea Traditions
School children around the Island paid tribute Friday to the meaning of Memorial Day with March to the Sea traditions to remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice.
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High School Will Appeal Oak Bluffs Turf Denial
A sharply divided Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School district committee voted 5-4 Monday night to appeal the Oak Bluffs planning board’s denial of an athletic fields overhaul at the school that includes artifical turf.
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Decision on Superintendent Up in the Air
The all-Island school committee postponed action on choosing a successor for departing schools chief Dr. Matthew D’Andrea Wednesday, after assistant superintendent Richie Smith declined to take the job on an interim basis.
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West Tisbury School Wins Grant for Summer Session
The West Tisbury School will open a summer session in July for students who have fallen behind on their learning during the pandemic.
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Housing Bank Clears Final Hurdle in Tisbury Election
Tisbury voters elected a new select board member and gave a final, resounding stamp of approval to the bill to create a Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank in a quiet town election Tuesday that saw low turnout. Just 552 of the town’s 3,710 voters cast ballots.
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Island Artists Raise $17,000 for Ukraine Aid
A weekend art show at the nonprofit Galaxy Gallery in Oak Bluffs has raised more than $17,000 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
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Film Festival Welcomes Fans in West Tisbury
West Tisbury’s town center teemed with movie-goers over the weekend, as the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival celebrated both its 22nd year and a return to the Grange Hall.
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School Committee Gives Nod to Smith as Acting Superintendent in Split Vote
The all-Island school committee has voted for assistant superintendent Richie Smith to succeed Matthew D'Andrea as acting superintendent.
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