Louisa Hufstader

Developments That Didn't Make the Cut

In a talk Tuesday night called Phantom Neighborhoods: Failed Real Estate Developments on Martha's Vineyard, historian Bow Van Riper of Martha's Vineyard Museum took his audience back to the Island's early years as a summer destination.

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Steamship Governor Says Board Was Misled After Sankaty Incident

The Steamship Authority’s governing board never saw the results of an internal investigation into the M/V Sankaty incident of July 27 until they were released to the press this week, board member James Malkin told the Gazette.

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School Census Shows Slight Decrease from Record High

This year’s state-mandated student census, held annually at the start of October, showed a slight dip in enrollment across nearly all Island schools.

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Enter the Dragon Room: Taylor Stone’s Art Casts a Spell

Island artist Taylor Stone’s first-ever solo show is really three exhibitions in one, all infused with her love of the magical and fantastic.

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Joy to the Vineyard

A visit to Ingrid Goff-Maidoff’s West Tisbury shop, Tending Joy, will raise your spirits this holiday season.

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School Committee Addresses Issue of Accepting Anonymous Donations

A legal opinion, written to clarify the legitimacy of anonymous cash donations to Island schools, instead sowed more dissension at this week’s meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee.

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School Superintendent Contract Renewed

The All-Island school committee voted unanimously last week to renew Dr. Richard Smith’s contract as Martha’s Vineyard superintendent of schools.

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Developer Proposes 100 Apartments in Oak Bluffs

A new neighborhood of 100 apartments for low to moderate income Islanders, served by four stores with employee housing, has been proposed for eight acres on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs, just east of the future Southern Tier affordable housing complex.

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MVC Considers YMCA Expansion Plans

Officials from the YMCA presented their application to build a 39,000-foot addition, adding an indoor basketball court, exercise studios, indoor track and a golf simulator to the existing facility.

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Food Pantry Relocation Approved by MVC

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission this week unanimously approved the Island Food Pantry’s plan for a permanent move to 114-116 Dukes County avenue in Oak Bluffs.

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