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A bevy of bay scallops
Oak Bluffs got together to talk scallops again, but this time there was less contention as newly appointed shellfish constable Donovan McElligatt reported a bumper crop of bay scallops in Sengekontacket Pond. As a result, the select board put off a decision on setting limits on how many scallops can be taken. There was also some news on the affordable housing front. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Video makes SSA’s case
Three videos released to The Times as part of a public records request show what the Steamship Authority found in its investigation into an incident in August. A truck loading onto the MV Governor got caught on a cable and the counterweights from the transfer bridge plunged into the harbor. Watch the video attached to this story and you can see for yourself. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

Islander talk
Not the Facebook page, but the beloved former Steamship Authority ferry. It was a post on Islanders Talk that prompted this story. A post waxing nostalgic about the ferry generated dozens of responses. It seems distance makes the heart grow fonder when it comes to an SSA ferry. Writer Geoff Currier reached out to some of the people who commented on the article, as well as other longtime Vineyarders to find out just what it is about this ferry that gets everyone talking. Here’s the story.
Holiday bonus
We have two additional stories to share today. One is a tradition like no other with Tisbury Police Officers outside Stop & Shop the day before Thanksgiving to help shoppers carry their groceries and return shopping carts to the frenzied store. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story. Meanwhile, a store on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs has a collection of artwork you’re going to want to see. It’s a way to enhance the look of closed shops on Circuit Ave. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.


There are no meetings for the next couple of days, except around the gravy bowl. Below we share a couple of meetings for next Monday.

The Edgartown select board meets on Monday at 4 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The MVRHS school committee meets on Monday at 6 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"We’re talking tens of millions of property value on Chappy, we’re talking a seven-figure amount of a business, we’re talking all these factors and if we spend $30,000, $40,000 to get someone externally to look at this problem and give us a recommendation, I think that’s the appropriate way to go."
–James Hagerty, Edgartown town administrator, on hiring a consultant to study the needs of the Chappy Ferry

Hot Topic Comment
Commenters are weighing in on the bail set for Miquel Jones, who is charged as an accessory after the fact in the armed robbery of Rockland Trust. Here’s what Scott Terry had to say: "Bail is determined mostly by the likelihood of the accused fleeing, not the severity of the crime."

Hot Topic Letter
Check out Abigail McGrath’s humorous take on Thanksgiving. "The good news is the Tisbury turkeys are not at risk. Further good news: Your vegan friends cannot say a sanctimonious word. The bad news is: What do they put in that test tube to make it so delicious, and is this something I will be thankful for in the future?"
Today: If you’re not too busy getting ready for Thursday, you might enjoy this Classic Book Group meeting on Zoom. The West Tisbury library hosts as they wrap up discussion on "Middlemarch." 5 pm. –Connie Berry

If you’re like me though, you’ll head to the P.A. Club for live music with Rose Guerin and John Standwood right after work. And I won’t be able to pass by Mo’s Lunch without ordering one of everything. 5 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: On Thursday, take a run for a good cause with the annual Oak Bluffs Turkey Trot 5K. It raises funds for the Oak Bluffs School. Starts in front of the police station. (I was going to use a photo of runners, but I love this photo of Jefferson Munroe’s turkeys. Hope he’s doing well.) 8:30 am. A nice walk at Island Alpaca might be in order on Thanksgiving as well. 10 am to 4 pm. Don’t forget the Gatchell family lights up the night with their annual Holiday Light Display beginning Thanksgiving evening. Bring something for the Food Pantry. 5 pm. Meet the artist known as Tony Smalls at the Granary Gallery. You may even decide to take a work of art home. 10 am to 2 pm. Vineyard Artisans are ready for literally every shopping need you might have. The $2 parking fee benefits the scholarship fund. Friday and Saturday at the Ag Hall. 10 am to 4 pm. Come see the Dickensian Christmas Village display at the Carnegie Heritage Center, also on Friday and Saturday. 11 am to 3 pm. The P.A. Club hosts a Musical Fundraiser Friday night beginning at 5 pm and lasting until I finish dancing. And if that’s not enough rug-cutting, you can also hear fantastic local musicians at the Chilmark Potluck on Saturday night. 5 pm. And Oak Bluffs has so many events going on this weekend, I’m just going to send you here. I’ve been watching a lot of British detective shows so Cheers! everyone. –C.B.

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Staying in?

George Brennan and Co. came up with this brilliant way to use turkey leftovers: Turkey Lasagna (no noodles). Basically you layer all of your leftovers, heat them all in the oven and top each serving with gravy. Crazy good idea. Happy eating!

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A night at the club
The Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs is a place for everyone. Over the years, the club has grown to be one of the most popular community gathering spaces on the Island. Folks head there to enjoy live music, local events and forums, seasonal celebrations, and tasty food and drinks. Read director of publications Connie Berry’s story on the club, some history, and what’s happening this year.

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