Louisa Hufstader

For Paddy Moore, Spirit of the Vineyard Means Giving Back
Patricia Moore is easy to talk with. The hard part is finding room in her packed schedule. Universally known as Paddy, the longtime Island senior care advocate will receive the Spirit of the Vineyard award this December.
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Food Insecurity Is on the Rise, as Are Efforts to Help
Getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table has been more expensive for everyone this year, and particularly so for Vineyard food charities, which are feeling the pincer grip of inflation and supply chain shortages.
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Federated Church Names New Pastor
The next settled pastor of the Federated Church in Edgartown is the Rev. Mark T. Winters, according to an announcement from the church.
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High School Committee Rescinds Approval of Winter Shelter

The high school committee has rescinded a vote that would have permitted an overnight homeless shelter at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.

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Main Street Construction Begins, to the Surprise of Tisbury Shop Owners
Main street shop owners say they had no advance notice of sidewalk demolition that’s now underway in front of their stores.
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School Enrollment on the Rise, Contrary to Statewide Trend
Bucking a statewide trend, the Vineyard public school system continues to grow, with 2,253 students enrolled across the Island on Oct. 1 compared to 2,191 a year earlier.
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As Tisbury School Move Nears, Town Leaders Juggle Logistics
Thanksgiving break will start two days early at the Tisbury School, where an $82 million renovation and addition project is about to ramp up.
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MVC Closes Hearings on Marina Project, North Bluff Roundabout
With the meeting running late, the commission delayed its decision on the Meshacket Commons affordable housing development in Edgartown.
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Details Emerge on Stillpoint Project in West Tisbury
A proposed arts and humanities center in West Tisbury would play host to classes, discussion space and weddings, drawing support and questions during an MVC hearing Thursday.
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Community Foundation Names New Director
The Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation named Paul Schulz as its new executive director, taking over from Emily Bramhall who retires at the end of the year.
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