Louisa Hufstader

Proposed Slow Speed Zones for Right Whales Worry SSA Officials
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed an expansion of its Speed Management Areas to help critically endangered right whales.
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Danielle Charbonneau Named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year
With music, speeches, flowers and resounding cheers, the Island community celebrated English language arts teacher Danielle (Dani) Charbonneau, who has just been named the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year.
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Steamship Authority Names Its Two New Vessels
The two newest additions to the Steamship Authority fleet will be named M/V Aquinnah and M/V Monomoy, following a unanimous vote by the boat line board of governors.
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Charlie Esposito Named Creative Living Award Honoree
The celebrated 1970s Island trio TCD will play again Oct. 6 at Grange Hall, when the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation presents original band member Charlie Esposito with its 39th annual Creative Living Award.
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Remembering Jazz DJ and Mentor Eric Jackson
Eric Jackson’s death at 72 hit me hard — not just as a longtime listener from a family of fans, but as someone who knew him personally and guest-hosted his show, Eric in the Evening on WGBH.
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MVC Closes Meshacket Commons Hearing
A planned 40-unit affordable housing development in Edgartown moved closer to approval Thursday night as the Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed its public hearing on the project.
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Tisbury Voters Resoundingly Back Another $26 Million for School Renovation
Casting paper ballots marked YES or NO, Tisbury voters overwhelmingly approved 373 to 112 nearly $26 million in new funding for the proposed school renovations.
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West Tisbury Considers Options for School Overhaul
From a failing roof to inadequate, outdated energy systems, the West Tisbury School needs a complete overhaul, officials said Monday at a meeting of the up-Island school committee.
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Tisbury First Responders Have Busy Few Days
Tisbury’s first responders had a complicated Sunday afternoon with emergencies both on land and in the water, followed by a Monday-morning incident that moved from street to sea and back again.
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When Main Street Was Writer's Row
Between Owen Park and the West Chop Cemetery, Vineyard Haven’s Main street was once the seasonal home of four internationally acclaimed writers and a renowned broadcast journalist.
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