Louisa Hufstader

ZBA Gives Food Truck Okay for Grange Hall Event
Food truck fans packed the West Tisbury town hall meeting room Thursday night, for the public appeal of town zoning inspector Joe Tierney’s denial of a one-day food truck permit for an event at Grange Hall.
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MVYouth Scholarships Total $865,000 for 16 Seniors
The MV Youth community fund announced Thursday that it has awarded $865,000 in college and workforce scholarships to 16 high school seniors.
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Wampum Belt Exhibit Has Vineyard Roots
Three and a half centuries after English soldiers snatched the native Wampanoags’ greatest heirloom, the wampum-beaded belt of slain sachem Metacom has never been recovered — or forgotten.
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Town Officials Begin High School Formula Talks
More than a dozen officials from all six Island towns gathered Wednesday to begin developing an intermunicipal cost-sharing agreement to rebuild or replace the aging school.
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Superintendent Leaves During Pivotal Time For Island Public Schools
When he leaves for a new job in Wareham this summer, Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. Matthew D’Andrea will leave behind a school system facing challenges on multiple fronts.
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Photographer Finds Clarity in Gingerbread Cottage Details
Liz Dolan Durkee's photography show at the Oak Bluffs Library community room offers a fresh and unexpected view of the Camp Ground cottages.
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SSA Freight Boats Nearing End of Useful Life, Marine Survey Finds
Three of the Steamship Authority’s four freight ferries — the Gay Head, Katama and Sankaty — will need to be replaced within the next three to five years, a marine survey has found.
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Conservation Sale Protects Mill Brook in West Tisbury
The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank will purchase 26 acres near Priester's Pond, and a new nonprofit led by Thomas Bena will purchase an adjoining 14 acres.
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Tisbury Gym Plays Host to Its Last Town Meeting
A new human resources department, and a high-level executive position to run it, were among more than 40 warrant articles passed in Tisbury by an overpowering majority at the annual town meeting Tuesday night.
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Rise Dancers Soar in PAC Performance
Three dozen young dancers from Rise Vineyard Performing Arts got their chance Sunday to show a rapturous audience what they’ve been working on since September — dance moves and acrobatics alike.
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