Louisa Hufstader

Zoning Bylaw Changes Return to Tisbury Town Meeting

Voters will consider a zoning bylaw that puts limits on trade-related activities in residential districts when Tisbury town meeting opens on May 28.

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Edgartown Art Galleries Are Ready for Summer Season

Galleries in Edgartown are opening their doors this month, with one of the town’s art mainstays now located at a new address.

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Engaging in the Art and Science of Mortality

Like a lead singer with two harmony vocalists, Fan Ogilvie took center stage at the Featherstone Center for the Arts for a three-way reading from her newly-published memoir Dust is the Only Secret: Assent to Life.

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Martha’s Vineyard Carrying Capacity Study Moves Ahead

The aim of the study is to assess how much human activity can take place without irreversible damage to the quality of life Islanders want.

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MVC Approves Prouty House Move, Undersea Cables

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 10-1 on Thursday to allow Amelia Hambrecht to move the whaling-era Caleb Prouty house from downtown Vineyard Haven to her property on Lagoon Pond Road.

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As Tech Influence Rises, Teachers Grapple With Shifting Landscape

When Covid-19 restrictions forced Island schools to go dark in early 2020, thousands of video screens lit up as teachers took their lessons online and isolated children reached out to each other through cell phones and social media. Educators are still dealing with the aftermath.

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Former Principal Returns to Lead Edgartown School

John Stevens will head Edgartown School on an interim basis, with the school’s longtime guidance counselor Deborah DeBettencourt becoming assistant principal.

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Susan Backlinie Swam Into Film History as First Jaws Victim

Susan Backlinie, who played the doomed skinny dipper Chrissie Watkins in Jaws, died May 11 at 77. The movie was released in 1975 and Ms. Backlinie became an enduring screen icon as the shark's first victim.

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Vineyard Vines Expands Into Former Edgartown Art Gallery

North Water Gallery and Bryn Walker have both left the former Fligor's store building on North Water street, making way for Vineyard Vines and a Nantucket-based boutique.

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Crew Shortages Could Affect Steamship Summer Schedules

An industry-wide shortage of maritime workers is hampering the Steamship Authority’s ability to recruit enough crew members for the upcoming season. 

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