Louisa Hufstader

Hello in There; Catching Up With John Prine

Holly Gleason’s new book, Prine on Prine: Interviews and Encounters with John Prine, lets the celebrated singer/songwriter who died in 2020 tell his story in his way.

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Turf Field Legal Donations Running Low as Court Fight Continues

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee has vowed to continue its legal fight with the Oak Bluffs planning board, but paying for the court battle could be complicated.

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Boys & Girls Club Receives $1 Million Pledge from MV Youth

The Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club received a million-dollar boost to its capital campaign for a new, expanded clubhouse and grounds in Edgartown.

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MVC Approves YMCA Addition; Hears New Plan for Arlington Avenue Home

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted Thursday to approve a 39,000-square-foot addition at the YMCA in Oak Bluffs, with the written decision to be filed in early January.

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State Planners Look to Address Five Corners Intersection

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has begun working on potential solutions for Five Corners, the traffic-plagued, flood-prone intersection in Vineyard Haven.

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Steamship’s Technology Debt is Overdue, IT Expert Warns

The Steamship Authority needs to overhaul its information technology systems as soon as possible, according to a long-awaited report presented Tuesday at a joint meeting of the boat line board of governors and port council.

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High School Hires Manager For School Study

CHA Consulting has supervised numerous projects on the Island, including the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and the ongoing Tisbury School renovations in Vineyard Haven, the Chilmark School air-handling system replacement and the Tabernacle roof replacement in Oak Bluffs.

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Tisbury Calls Off Special Town Meeting, Eyes New Town Hall

A special winter town meeting to consider using modular buildings for Tisbury town offices has been called off as town officials weigh plans for a new, $15 million town hall building. 

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MVC Approves Consolidated Southern Tier Project

Southern Tier, a new neighborhood of 60 affordable apartments just east of the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena in Oak Bluffs, plans to be built in one phase instead of two after the Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved the change this week.

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Maura Valley to Retire After 30 Years with Tisbury Health Department

Maura Valley, who became the Island’s public health spokesperson during the Covid-19 pandemic, is retiring at the end of the month from her job as health agent for the town of Tisbury.

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