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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Cold realities
Thankfully, we’re in for a stretch of warm weather that will keep us away from the thermostat. Because the forecast for energy supplies this winter is not good. At the West Tisbury select board meeting on Wednesday, Cape Light Compact administrator Maggie Downey had some sobering news about this year’s prices for electricity. She had us feeling like we should buy an extra Power Ball ticket. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Not very open
The Attorney General’s Office has found that the Oak Bluffs select board violated the state’s Open Meeting Law by not being completely forthcoming in some of its executive session minutes. The Times has requested years of those minutes, which should under law be made public once the reason for going behind closed doors has passed. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the details.

Housing (Bank) hunt
We have two stories about the ongoing housing crisis on the Island. The Housing Bank Review Committee met on Thursday to discuss next steps after a meeting with state legislators last month. Reporter Abigail Rosen has that story. Meanwhile, an affordable housing panel put together by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is looking at funding housing trusts and affordable housing initiatives with short-term rental revenue collected by the Island towns. A busy Abigail Rosen has that story as well.
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Quote of the Day
"I got on the list, and I thought it was a fair list, and I waited and waited and waited and I couldn’t believe when my time came up. And I’m so excited about it. But I don’t want to, in any way, jeopardize my wife’s business."
–Chilmark resident Lenny Clarke on getting a boat slip in Menemsha

Hot Topic Comment
New rules for solid waste disposal have prompted some comments about cloth diapers like this one from Dana Nunes responding to another commenter. "Wait a minute, stupid? I had four babies, used only cloth diapers for three of them. Remove the diaper, dip the doo into the toilet, place the diaper into a bucket with soapy water and a little bleach. Two or three times a week I would get out the scrub board and tub, scrub them, rinse them, and hang them to dry. A washing machine would’ve been wonderful but back then we didn’t have one."

Hot Topic Letter
Gretchen Snyder wrote to oppose Question 5 in Tisbury. "I don’t understand why restaurants do not want to sell food. They desperately needed alcohol to lure people to their restaurants, hotel, or inn. They got all the alcohol they wanted for ‘better business’."
Today: Christina Montoya’s Salsa Suelta Cubana Dance Class is on tap (no pun intended) at the Oak Bluffs library. You can add this to the list of things I wish I could do. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Film Center screens "Call Jane," about a community of women united behind a woman’s right to choose. Timely. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: The Carnegie Heritage Center invites you to a Gallery Talk where you can learn all about Island history. Bring the family. History is for everyone. 11 am. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
Wow! Look at those sliders! That’s a lot of exclaiming, but we do want you to try a couple of these 2012 recipes: Honey-Sriracha Wings and an Apple-spiced Bourbon Toddy to go with them. You can thank us later.

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Let’s dish
This news made us hungry. Linda Jean’s, the popular Circuit Ave. restaurant known for its comfort food at reasonable prices, will be changing hands in the new year. But rest assured the only thing changing about it is the management and those managers, Winston and Lisa Christie, have made their own names for themselves for serving good food at reasonable prices at Winston’s. Editor George Brennan has this story.

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