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Haley’s guilty
Aquinnah select board member Gary Haley violated the state’s conflict of interest law when he agreed to do a job for the town and then signed the warrant so he could get paid for it, according to the state Ethics Commission. While Haley has maintained that he did what he did to help the town, the state panel said what he did was not permissible. He was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. Editor George Brennan and reporter Eunki Seonwoo have this story.
Crying fowl
With highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detected as close as Rhode Island, West Tisbury Health Agent Omar Johnson has issued a warning to his town’s farmers to be mindful of HPAI and to keep their chickens away from migratory wild birds. You may recall there was a scare with avian flu this summer, which turned out not to be the case. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.
Housing Bank update
The Island’s Housing Bank Review Committee met Monday evening with state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, and state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, to discuss legislation that would allow a 2 percent transfer fee to help fund a Housing Bank. Despite the efforts to get a home-rule petition together and supported by all six Island towns, the two legislators said they believe that a state enabling act is the way to go that would allow the Island towns to opt in. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the details.

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

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

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Quote of the Day
"Now that the old restaurant is down and the site is clear, we are working with two private parties to relocate the Prouty House. We last left the MVC with approval to move the house, but need their permission as to ‘where’ it goes. We couldn’t solidify that until the restaurant building was removed.  So that is the current agenda item. [Stop & Shop] is now working on a development plan for the site.  We hope to start that discussion with the town sometime this winter, before finalizing plans for permitting."
–Attorney Geoghan Coogan on what’s next for the Stop & Shop in Vineyard Haven

Hot Topic Comment
Patrick Cleary responded to a comment on the teachers reaching a contract settlement with the school committee. "Of course the children are considered, they are considered by the teachers, the very people you believe don’t deserve their raises. Walk into a classroom, a gymnasium, onto a playing field, a theatre, a lunch room, an art room, the students are the only thing that teachers think about, they think about them all day so you don’t have to. Gail is right, read her post closely. The value you get for your dollar when it comes to teacher salaries is far above what you actually pay."

Hot Topic Letter
Nat Trumbull of Woods Hole wrote about the need for the SSA to be more accommodating to Falmouth residents concerns about early-morning freight runs. "In addition to the controversial 5:30 am freight boat, the Steamship Authority currently has seven (7) other runs carrying freight from Woods Hole to the Vineyard between 6 and 8:35 am. Every year we ask, how can seven ferries carrying freight before 8:35 am not be adequate for delivering time-sensitive material to the Vineyard with an arrival time of 9:30 am?"
Today: It’s Open Mic Night at Island Music. Time for me to lament my inability to play any musical instrument at all. You all go ahead though, have a good time. I’ll just listen. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I can also add my inability to knit to that don’t-do list. Some things just don’t come naturally to all of us. Thankfully, I still know how to color inside the lines. I digress. Come to the Chilmark library’s Knitting Group and make new friends. 7 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: The West Tisbury library offers a Family Book Club where once a month parents and children read the same book (together or separately). Then they join in a guided discussion about it. This month’s selection is "Charlotte’s Web." 5 pm. –C.B.

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

Sail of the century
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Staying in?
Remember that time Connie Berry told us about her trip to Indiana, where she found some delicious Thai food in a Quonset hut? We do, and we have to say that this Thai Slaw is amazing.

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What Are You Watching
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