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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
The first episode of “The Sopranos” aired on HBO today in 1999. Ah, James Gandolfini left us too soon. On a different note, it’s also the day Masterpiece Theatre debuted on PBS in 1971. And it’s National Houseplant Appreciation Day. Go hug a fern. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Sunny days ahead
A decade-old solar array, located at the Aquinnah landfill, has been conveyed to the town, allowing for essentially free electricity generation for municipal facilities. Originally developed and installed through a collaboration between Vineyard Power and South Mountain Company, the 50 kilowatt array helps the town get one step closer to permanently eliminating fossil fuels, now with significant savings. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
MV is ‘Hockey Island’
Our little Island is being featured in an NHL promotional video that debuts on Youtube today. The video includes stunning aerial shots of the Vineyard, interviews with locals, along with an in-depth look at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys varsity hockey team. Senior producer for the video, Will Cunningham, said he was inspired by the tenacity of MV hockey teams, and enamored by the close-knit culture. Read sports writer Sam Canfield’s piece on the exciting development.

Still feasible?
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee reconsidered its December vote to ask Island towns to cover feasibility study costs. During that vote, the idea was to ask for the $2 million while using a $500,000 offset with excess and deficiencies funding. However, the school district’s financial advisors and bond counsel recommended against this approach, leading to a new vote to ask for the full amount from the towns. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Here is the agenda.

The Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Here is the agenda.

The Dukes County Commission holds a special meeting at 4 pm Wednesday. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
“Read more poetry. Paying more attention to poets’ lyrical way with language is helping me to become a better writer.”
–Author Elisa Speranza on her New Year’s resolution in
Kate Feiffer’s Around the Writers Table

Hot Topic Comment
Susan Whiting can relate to the noise impact from the airport: “Residents of Chilmark living on the Chilmark side of Tisbury Great Pond are severely impacted by planes coming and leaving the airport. It is at its worst on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays. There also should be a shut down time. Not nice to hear jets after 10 pm and before 7 am.”

Hot Topic Letter
Nancy Hoffman, chair at MVCET, on the story about wind tech Gabe Bellebuono: “It’s great that The MV Times is covering the evolution of the industry, and a Vineyarder’s role in bringing green energy to the Island.” 
Today: Check out this free showing of “Butterfly Butterfly,” a documentary about children’s human rights from Petra Lent and Len Morris. It’s called a “personal salute to the beauty and resilience of children.” Oak Bluffs library. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

If you see Lucas Thors at Tuesday Night Trivia, say hi. I keep telling him his team would do much better with an old timer on it, but I’m still waiting for my invite. Town M.V. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Here’s a little something to consider: Online Age 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group. They welcome those looking for a new career direction, unemployed, re-entering the job market, or if you’re looking for your “encore career.” Maybe I could attend under a fake name? Edgartown library. 6 pm.–C.B.

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

It’s curtain time
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Staying in?
In this season for warm comfort food, look for inspiration in the recipes for Carrot Ginger Soup and Chili with Cilantro Pesto, shared by Laura Wainwright over ten years ago. That's probably about the time we abandoned the bouillon cubes in the Times kitchen.

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Wild Side
It’s every birder’s favorite event — the Christmas Bird Count. This year’s count was an interesting one for Wild Side columnist, naturalist, and bird watcher Matt Pelikan. According to his recent piece, a ton of good bird data was generated, and the weather was conducive to an enjoyable time spent outside with binoculars in hand. Although the event was enjoyable, many species' tallies returned average numbers, and others were on the low side. Check out Pelikan’s story here.

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