Louisa Hufstader

Tisbury Finance Committee Seeks Short-Term Member

The town of Tisbury’s finance and advisory committee is looking for a temporary member, following the resignation of committee member John Oliver last year.

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An Almost-Forgotten Island Artist Gets His First Show

A professional illustrator in the era before photojournalism, Percy Elton Cowen (1888-1923) created vivid images to accompany stories in Collier’s, Harper’s, Adventure and other magazines.

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Almost Dunn: Stone Bank Project Moves Forward

After more than three years of permitting and construction, Reid (Sam) Dunn's mixed-use Stone Bank condominium project is a largely tenanted new mini-neighborhood in downtown Vineyard Haven.

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Free Vacation Lunches Draw Islanders to West Tisbury Library

School vacation has emptied the Island of many families this week, but you’d hardly know it at the West Tisbury library when lunchtime rolls around.

“At one point [Monday], there were probably 40 or 50 people hanging out in the community room, getting soup or getting soup to go,” said library director Alexandra Pratt.

Every weekday through March 1, the library is serving a free soup and bread lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for schoolchildren on break and anyone else who needs a hot, wholesome midday meal.

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Oak Bluffs Debates Zoning Bylaw Changes

More than 100 people joined a virtual public hearing Wednesday evening to review proposed zoning bylaw changes in Oak Bluffs, including five new overlay districts allowing potential business uses in residential neighborhoods.

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High School Games to Go Live Online

Home games on the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School field will stream live online in future seasons, thanks to a $10,000 gift from Martha’s Vineyard Community Television.

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Island Grown Initiative Names New Leadership Team

The Island Grown board of directors this week announced that senior director of programs Noli Taylor will become executive director of programs and outreach, with managing director Michelle Gittlen the executive director of operations.

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The Joy of Mixing Love and Art

For its latest community art show and sale, titled Love Laugh Leap Live!, Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs has cast a wide net and pulled in a brimming catch.

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Tisbury Ponders Change in Government Structure

Tisbury officials are beginning to discuss a potential change in the structure of its municipal government that would replace the town administrator’s job with the more independent position of town manager.

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Steamship Ferries Set to Launch in March

The M/V Aquinnah and M/V Barnstable have spent more than nine months at a shipyard in Mobile, Ala., transforming from offshore energy tenders to Steamship Authority freight ferries that can also carry passengers and cars.

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