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On this day in 1955, inspired by Rosa Parks, a young Martin Luther King Jr. organizes a bus boycott. Today is National Cook for your Pet Day, National Author’s Day, and National Fried Clams Day. How is it not National Bring Your Leftover Candy to Work Day? If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Family business
Ralph Packer and his Vineyard Haven business are at the center of a legal battle playing out in Dukes County Superior Court. At issue are property transfers that litigants say were made to protect the family’s assets while they are seeking payment from a settlement reached in federal court over pension liabilities. A lien has been placed on the properties in question. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this update.
Ship shape
The two new vessels purchased by the Steamship Authority have been renamed and now the ferry service is just waiting for bids from companies that would be interested in turning the offshore vessels into freight ferries. At a meeting on Tuesday, the Port Council was informed that bids are expected soon and once a contract has been awarded, the Aquinnah and Monomoy will be sent to a shipyard for retrofitting. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this update.
COVID closes court
The courthouse in Edgartown was closed Monday and again Tuesday after staff members tested positive for COVID-19. While there were no district court cases scheduled, the closing did affect superior court and the Registry of Deeds, which is also located inside the building. Reporters Eunki Seonwoo and Rich Saltzberg have this story.
The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Tisbury select board meets jointly with the board of assessors at 4:30 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda. The select board will also meet at 5 pm. Here is that agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"This is a very unique vessel. Very few of them left in the world. Of the hundreds of original Bristol Channel pilot cutters, there around eight left in the water. I grew up always in and on the water, sharing time with my family. I developed an appreciation for classic wooden boats through Dominic. Raider is a solid workhorse. She’ll easily accommodate family and carry us through whatever Mother Nature throws at us."
–Jennifer LeComte on why she and Capt. Dominic Zachorne purchased Raider from Capt. Bob Douglas

Hot Topic Comment
Elizabeth O’Connor commented on the person being struck by a VTA bus Monday. "I went through that intersection right after it happened on [my] way to [the]  boat. It was so dark and from what I could see, everyone was wearing dark clothes. That intersection needs to have LOADS of lighting."

Hot Topic Letter
Jean Kelleher wrote about the number of unlicensed drivers who are only receiving $100 fines in court. "Why do we even waste the time of law enforcement to issue these tickets and the court to process them if there are no real penalties. Of course these people are going to offend again and why not? I don’t blame them, I blame the ‘system.’ My guess is the cost of issuing and litigating these cases is in the thousands yet they pay $100 and go on their way."
Today: Meet for my favorite type of exercise with the M.V. Table Tennis Club at MVRHS. Any skill level can come to play and it’s free. The more you play, the better you get. 5 to 8 pm. –Connie Berry

The Island’s library association presents a Classics Book Group on Zoom. November’s book is "Middlemarch," a glimpse of provincial life in the early 1800s by Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot). A lot of people think this is the best English novel ever written. But what do you think? 5 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: I’d love to Walk the Chop with the Vineyard Haven library someday, but it happens on Wednesdays and the only route I’m walking that day is back and forth to the production department. Meet at the library at 3 pm. –C.B.

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Mow town
"Self-propelled Snapper mower. Very good condition. Needs tune up. Includes all accessories: 2 blades, catchings bag, side sorter, etc. $100. 917-838-9297."

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Staying in?
With a little ingenuity, MVT sales ace Jenna Lambert came up with this insanely sweet recipe for Leftover Halloween Candy. It involves whipped cream and stuffed Oreos, as well as whatever candy you can pilfer from your kids’ plastic pumpkins.

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Teaching the truth
The Aquinnah Cultural Center, located in the Vanderhoop Homestead up at the Gay Head Cliffs, contains a wealth of information about the Island’s Wampanoag past, present, and future. In order to pass on the cultural and institutional knowledge of the Wampanoag people, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Indian Museum (located inside the cultural center) engages the community through exhibits, public partnerships, and educational programs. Read writer Abby Remer’s story on the initiative here.
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