Louisa Hufstader

Beach Road Potholes Add Friction Between Town, MassDOT
Frosty relations between the town of Tisbury and the state Department of Transportation appeared to grow last week after a testy exchange over pothole repairs on Beach Road.
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Beach Road Weekend Returns With Scaled Back Lineup
Beach Road Weekend is returning this summer as a series of three individually-ticketed concerts to be held in Veterans Memorial Park on July 23, July 24 and July 25.
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Minnesingers Sing a Song of Resilience
The regional high school Minnesingers return to the stage with two live, in-person performances this weekend at the Tabernacle. Tickets for the spring show will be limited due to health restrictions.
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West Tisbury Selectmen Name Greg Pachico New Fire Chief
Greg Pachico will be West Tisbury’s next fire chief, following a unanimous vote Wednesday by the town selectmen. “He both has a vision for the future and a respect for the traditions of the fire department, board chairman Cynthia Mitchell said.
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Shaw Students Take Center Stage at the Field Gallery
The Field Gallery in West Tisbury opened for the season Sunday with an absorbing show of new work by artists in Alison Shaw and Sue Dawson’s advanced photography mentorship program.
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Falmouth Residents Sound Off on Early Freight Ferry
The Steamship Authority’s 5:30 a.m. summer freight boat from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven continues to be a bone of contention in Falmouth, as evidenced by a public hearing Monday.
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Tisbury Continues Contract Negotiations With Police Chief
At a brief meeting Friday night, the Tisbury select board voted to begin negotiating with police chief Mark Saloio on the renewal of his contract.
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Island Groups Work to Make All Welcome
Eight Martha’s Vineyard nonprofits, including libraries, the Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA and Island Grown Initiative, are getting ready for a season of unprecedented challenges as the Island reopens and children return to camp and other summer activities.
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Vaccine Supply Rushes In, Easing Island Worries
Covid-19 vaccine doses are in good supply on the Vineyard right now, after a dip in availability that sent many Islanders to the mainland for their first jabs earlier this month.
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Spectrum Film Festival Perseveres
This year’s Spectrum (LGBTQ+) Film Festival produced by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center will feature six films, a smaller selection than in previous years due to the pandemic.
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