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It’s National Fettuccine Alfredo Day. It’s also National Periodic Table Day. That begs the question: What happened to pocket protectors? The Beatles landed in NYC on this date in 1964, and two days later they were on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The teenage screams were heard around the world. And fyi, President Biden gives his State of the Union address tonight at 9 pm. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Good news, sports fans
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee decided to extend its temporary policy of not charging fees for sports events for the rest of the regular winter season. Whether that will be a permanent change will be decided after further discussion. The committee and school administrators will also need to decide whether to amend the admissions policy for performing arts events. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Steamship pushing for spring website release
On Tuesday, the Steamship Authority announced the upcoming launch of its revamped website and mobile app. Slated for spring, the new interfaces aim to be more user-friendly than the current system. The SSA says the  improvement will be what people expect from a website in 2023. Abigail Rosen has this update.

It won’t be long until comments are open again
The Martha’s Vineyard Times has temporarily suspended the ability to comment on stories while we review our policy. The comment section is important to us but we want it to work for all of our readers. And we are also taking suggestions for how we can make it better. Get the full story here.
The Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark select board meets at 6:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"It’s going to look like a website that was built this year and not 10 years ago." – Sean Driscoll says of the Steamship Authority’s new website set to land this spring

Hot Topic Letter
Chick Stapleton wrote to us about proposed nip bans in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs: "In 2019, we used the trash we collected from the Earth Day cleanup to build a 20 ft. Great White Shark, and for the past three years Nipsy has been at over a dozen events. We chose her name to draw attention to the largest source of trash, and made her large teeth entirely out of nips."
Today: Who would have thought Tuesday night would bring on the fun and games? The P.A. Club hosts Membership Down! It’s a game show format with contestants earning money for their favorite nonprofits. Music and Mo’s, too. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Town Bar & Grill hosts Tuesday Night Trivia. You’re the one with all the answers at this event. Get a group together and hit the town on a Tuesday. Why not? 7:30 pm. –C.B.

The very kind folks at the Anchors offer something I could definitely use: Tech Time. Bring all your questions about your laptop, smartphone, iPad or any other techy thing you need help with. Call to set your time up. 11 am. –C.B.

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

Don’t cut this rug
"Oriental Rug 5x7 Light green, dark green and maroon. Smoke free home, great condition! $100. 774-563-0263."

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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 Sweet Life
Open year round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
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Staying in?
If you'd like to make something with a tasty twist to the usual fare, make some Bacon-wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges, an idea shared by Nicole Jackson. They happen to look like little footballs, so they are a great option for a Super Bowl snack, but it might get quite messy if you try throwing one in a pass.

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Charlie Blair
Olympic dreams
For as long as Landon Cormie can remember, his life has revolved around his love for sailing. Growing up on the Island, he always had a passion for boating, fishing, surfing, and sailing — pretty much anything having to do with being out on the water. Cormie’s first internationally competitive race was when he was 8 and he competed in the O’pen BIC Worlds in Miami. Today, Landon is 19, and he told writer Geoff Currier that he’s probably been to 25 or 26 countries at this point in his life, not to mention regular trips to Miami to compete with sailors in the U.S. Sailing Center. Read Currier’s story about Cormie and his goal of competing in the 2028 Olympics.

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