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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Homeless on hold
A homeless shelter approved for the campus of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has been put on hold while the school committee investigates some police calls that were made to the facility last winter. In the meantime, the board rescinded its approval and will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Is it feasible?
At the same MVRHS school committee meeting, the board discussed the next steps in the Massachusetts School Building Authority process. John Stevens investigated how other school districts dealing with building projects went about the feasibility study process and how much it cost. He estimates it would be about $1.8 million, but school committee members were skeptical that will be enough given inflation. A busy Eunki also has this update.

On the rocks
We can confirm from a recent walk on Squibnocket Beach that rocks have overtaken large stretches of the beach. A proposal from private land owner Doug Liman to pay for the beach to be renourished with sand faced some pushback from the Chilmark select board on Tuesday. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"We look at the patient and family at the center of their care when they’re in the last stages of life with a life-limiting illness. So we come in with an entire team of folks — nurses, counselors, spiritual counselors, aides, volunteers, including patients and families and their physicians as well and really determine what is most important to them at the end of life and that’s what hospice care is all about. It might be symptom management and it might be getting them on the beach to fish one last time. They decide what the goals are and then we are there to help them make it happen."
–Chantale Patterson, RN and clinical director, on what hospice is all about

Hot Topic Comment
John Daley commented on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission rejecting a proposal to demolish a house in Vineyard Haven. "The fact that this owner isn’t allowed to do what he wants with this particular property is outrageous. There is nothing special, or historic about the house. If he wants to build a new house, he should have every right to."

Hot Topic Letter
Martha Vanderhoop wrote on behalf of the Gay Head 10K committee to thank those who made it possible. "And, of course, many thanks to all the runners from near and far for coming out on what turned out to be a perfect day. Without your participation this could never have happened."
Today: Phil Weinstein heads up a six-part seminar on American Short Stories. Tonight it’s Ernest Hemingway’s "In Our Time." I love short stories. They suit my attention span. Virtual. Vineyard Haven library. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Who’s up for Craft Night at Native Earth Teaching Farm? Me too. It’s about time I got off the recliner and out into the world. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: David Vanderhoop shares The Truth about Thanksgiving: The Ungrateful Taking of a Continent at the Oak Bluffs library. Maybe a good way to teach your children about the meaning of Thanksgiving. 5:30 pm. –C.B.

Movies! Check out what’s playing at Island theaters here.

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Dining out?

The Barn Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm for lunch, dinner & bowling. Text Barnmv to 508/696/9800 to receive deals & specials.

The Black Dog Bakery Cafe Let us do the cooking for you! Thanksgiving dinner & our famous Bakery-made pies, complete with all the fixin’s.  Order for pickup, ready to be served. Please call The Black Dog Café at 508/696/8190 to place your order. All orders must be placed by Saturday, November 19, 2 pm. Orders must be prepaid. Additional pies & sides available (pre-order only).

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Staying in?
For warm and hearty comfort food, check the tips and recipes for Roasted Fall Vegetables and Breaded Macaroni and Cheese. You can even find out about the Hen of the Woods. Have you seen it lately?

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Tuesday’s contest answer:
Phil Wallis
Square off
Chess has remained popular on the Island for decades, and folks of all ages are learning the ins and outs of the game by posting up at restaurants, outdoor picnic tables, and pretty much wherever a board can be set up. Not only are people getting involved with the chess club on Martha’s Vineyard, but the chess team at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has been revitalized and will once again compete against other surrounding schools. Read assistant features editor Lucas Thors’ story on the chess craze, and look out for impromptu matches at venues all over the Vineyard.

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