Louisa Hufstader

Up-Island School Committee Struggles With Its Budget
Disagreements over how to apportion an unusually large excess and deficiency fund have split the up-Island regional school district committee, delaying approval of the district’s nearly $14 million budget.
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Vineyard Haven Marina Plans Removal of Buildings on Lagoon Pond
The historic marina on Lagoon Pond Road in Vineyard Haven, purchased in 2021 by Dallas-based Safe Harbor Marinas, will soon be exchanging buildings for boat racks and gravel surfaces for concrete slabs, if the Tisbury conservation commission approves.
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Tisbury Extends Search for MVC Applicants
With perennial town volunteers David Ferraguzi and Elaine Miller vying for appointment to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the select board declined to appoint either one.
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Educator James Jette Leads MLK Day Gathering
James Jette, superintendent of public schools in Milton, spoke about education, lifting expectations for all students and the importance of voters' rights during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day luncheon for the NAACP of Martha’s Vineyard.
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Lambert’s Cove Inn Buyers Pledge Better Neighbor Relations
At a liquor license hearing Wednesday, the prospective buyers of the Lambert’s Cove Inn found themselves in the midst of wary neighbors with a litany of complaints over past practices at the inn.
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Overnight Winter Shelters Get Okay to Move to MVCS Building
Following a vote by the regional high school committee, the Vineyard’s winter homeless shelter is moving to the former early childhood building at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.
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Streaming Plays Bring Diverse Perspectives in Playhouse Series
With audiences confined by winter weather and the resurgent Covid pandemic, the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse could hardly have chosen a better time for its weeklong theatre festival.
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Mansion House Pays Fine for Illegal Water Discharge Into Wastewater Plant
The Vineyard Haven hotel has paid fines totaling $21,400 to the town of Tisbury for illegally discharging groundwater into the aging municipal sewer system over more than half a year. The charge represents $100 a day for 214 days.
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Playhouse Marks 2020 With Virtual Theatre Series
The Covid-19 pandemic has proved to be an artistic springboard for the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, which is about to present new work online, beginning Jan. 10.
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High School Certifies $24.6 Million Budget
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee voted to certify a $24.6 million operating budget for the coming fiscal year Monday night.
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