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Funding Howes House
On Wednesday, the West Tisbury select board voted to approve a warrant article that will ask voters to allocate all of the town’s COVID-19 federal relief funds toward the Howes House renovation project. The renovation of the Up-Island Council on Aging building — which is used by Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury — is projected to cost the Up-Island towns a collective $8 million. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Money talks
Chilmark kicked off its series of budget hearings, which will be presented to voters during the annual spring town meeting. There are several more hearings planned for next week, and all of them will be happening in-person at the Chilmark Community Center. If you want to know more about what financial changes may be coming for the town, check out reporter Eunki Seonwoo’s brief story.
Getting in the zone
In another piece of West Tisbury news, the town’s residents met with officials to discuss possible amendments to the zoning bylaws. The amendments would clarify various issues, such as what types of commercial activities are allowed and defining mobile food establishments, something that the town’s permitting bodies had to address in the past. A final version is planned to be presented to voters during the annual spring town meeting. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo also has this story.

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Quote of the Day
"Options for additional municipal spaces should be explored in existing town buildings and in rental opportunities."
Tisbury select board candidate Abbe Burt on what to do about using the Katharine Cornell Theater for town offices.

Hot Topic Comment
James P. Kraskouskas might be onto something: "I own Anthony’s Liquor Mart in Gardner, Massachusetts. Twice a year I sponsor a ‘nip hunt’ and I pay five cents for every nip collected to Keep Gardner Beautiful."

Hot Topic Letter
Last year around this time, Andrew Myrick wrote about his brother, the late Steve Myrick. (Steve was a great reporter for the Times and the Vineyard Gazette.) "Pay it forward, people; watch out for others, listen intently, love deeply, share joy, be kind. Be like Steve."
Today: Chef Look Cooks tonight via the Edgartown library. Lo Mai Gai Steamed Sticky Rice Pouches are on the menu. Watch and learn, my friends. Zoom. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Table Tennis for all! I think someone famous may have said that. Pick up a paddle and get your game on at the MVRHS cafeteria. Don’t be intimidated by my backspin or my smash. 5 to 8 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Totally love this one: Benefit Concert Rabbit Rabbit Radio and Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish with guests. $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Charter School’s eighth grade international travel in April. And there are raffles and merch. I’ve always wanted to write "merch" someplace. Teens and up. The Loft. 6:30 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
For a seasonal salad or pasta topping, try the recipe for Savoy Cabbage with Pancetta and Gorgonzola, shared many years ago by Garden Notes columnist Abigail Higgins. The article also has lots of tips for cutting and preparing cabbage. No matter how you slice it, the leaves are sure to please when coated with dressing.

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Fruitful harvest
Cranberry Acres, a program of the Vineyard Open Land Foundation, is growing delicious local cranberries and promoting wetlands protection by keeping the bogs running. The Island has a history of growing cranberries, but only recently has there been such a focused attention on rehabilitating the bogs in order to teach the public the importance of organic farming and preserving our wetlands. Read Abby Remer’s in-depth piece about the history of Cranberry Acres, and all the hard work involved in their day-to-day operations.
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