Louisa Hufstader

Tisbury Select Board Member Jeff Kristal Will Not Run Again
Select board member Jeff Kristal will not seek re-election this spring. Mr. Kristal, an innkeeper and town businessman, has served three terms but not consecutively. The annual town election is May 24.
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Regional Spending Has Seat at Town Meeting Table
Regional expenses and human services make up more than a dozen articles on each of Tuesday’s annual town meeting warrants, continuing a trend toward cost-sharing across Island municipalities.
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Tisbury Eyes New Department Heads for Town Government
Tisbury government is growing, and at their annual and special town meetings next week voters will be asked to approve the establishment of a human resources department.
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West Tisbury Big House Bylaw Expected to Spark Debate
West Tisbury voters will meet their new poet laureate and take up a warrant that is expected to spark discussion over more than one article at the annual town meeting next week.
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Les Misérables Electrifies as Island Students Return to the Stage
Island families, music lovers and theatre buffs flocked to the Performing Arts Center over the weekend for the regional high school’s production of Les Misérables.
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Towns Agree to Seek Accord on High School Building Plan
With a September deadline to meet state financing conditions for the regional high school building project, all six Island towns agreed Wednesday night to begin talks on how to apportion their shares of the cost.
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Select Board Gives Green Light to Marine Terminal Project
A massive plan to redevelop the Tisbury Marine Terminal on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven cleared another regulatory hurdle on Wednesday, when the town select board unanimously approved a harbor use permit for the project.
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Girls Softball Looks to Regroup
On Wednesday evening the high school committee voted to allow middle school and charter school students to play for the regional high school girls softball team.
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Island Superintendent Named Finalist for Wareham Public Schools
Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. Matthew D’Andrea is a finalist for the superintendent’s job in the Wareham public schools.
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Harbor Homes Gets Federal Boost for Homelessness Prevention
Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard has just chopped a big chunk off its $750,000 mortgage on its home for women in Oak Bluffs.
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