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Blue wave
Much was said about a red wave leading up to the midterm elections on Tuesday, but the wave on the Island was decisively blue. Vineyard voters helped propel Robert Galibois to a win in the Cape and Islands DA’s race. It’s the first time the office has been held by a Democrat. Meanwhile, Question 5 in both Tisbury and Oak Bluffs won decisive victories. We have all your election results, including the ones from the wooden boxes up-Island. Here’s the story.
No to demo
If the full Martha’s Vineyard Commission listens to its subcommittee the LUPC, there will be no demolishing of a house on Look Street in Tisbury. The applicant would like to remove the house, which isn’t on any historic lists, and replace it. But commissioners haven’t been happy with the level of detail about what would be put there in its place or that the property owner has exhausted the potential options for renovation. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.
Remembering Huss
The Steamship Authority is remembering a former Oak Bluffs Port Council member who recently died. Robert Huss served on the council, which is an advisory panel to the SSA board, from 2005 until recently. He is being remembered as someone who contributed greatly to the ferry service. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission meets at 2 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I don’t think we can say it enough, how grateful we are to the American Legion for their continued support of our school."–Tisbury School principal John Custer on the Legion allowing the school to use the hall for lunches during construction

Hot Topic Comment
Our story on the piling up of sand in the bike lanes on Beach Road is generating comments. Here’s what Jennie Driesen had to say. "And the sand problem isn’t limited to the Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. I took a really bad fall this summer because of sand on the bike path near the ‘Jaws Bridge.’ It turned out to be a lot deeper than it looked. The bike paths need better maintenance island-wide; they’re a real asset to MV and should receive more care."

Hot Topic Letter
Sonam Tobgye, a Vineyard Haven resident and a senior researcher for the Garrison Institute, wrote to say we should put more emphasis on happiness than the Gross National Product. "Experiences from developed countries have indicated that too much emphasis on GDP has failed to bring universal happiness amongst their citizens (Dixon, 2004; Easterlin, 2003)."
Today: Join Donald Nitchie at the Poetry Drop-in workshop with in-class writing exercises. All levels and abilities are welcome, and that does include me then. Chilmark library. 4:30 pm. –Connie Berry

My daughter saw "Triangle of Sadness" over the weekend and reports that it was terrific and funny, but then again she thinks I’m terrific and funny too. I trust her opinion. M.V. Film Center. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: I’ve been helped by both of these organizations through some tough spots, and I recommend we celebrate with them. Vineyard Medical Care and Care Access invite us all to a Community Appreciation Event at the P.A. Club. Free food, music, and good company. 4 to 8 pm. –C.B.

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"Bookcase Very nice large bookcase. Stained turquoise, all-finished, pinewood, four shelves. 48" H x 12" D x 30" W. $45.00 text for info/pic 508-338-0212."

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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?
We declare today Fish Taco Wednesday, and we’re going to use all the tips Kaylea Moore gave us in her 2013 story to make them really swim. That’s the thing about tacos, you can put whatever you want in them. Go wild.

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From across the Sound
The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society is once again hosting the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 4 pm at the Chilmark Community Center. The Cape orchestra is in the middle of debuting their new Sandbar Chamber Series, which is meant to be accessible to all viewers — even folks who have never been to a live orchestra. The main performance of the afternoon will be Franz Schubert’s "String Quintet in C, D. 956." Read Abby Remer’s piece on the exciting new series here.
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