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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Second suspect busted
A second suspect in an armed robbery of the Rockland Trust Bank in Vineyard Haven has been arrested and charged in the case. Omar Johnson (no relation to the West Tisbury health agent of the same name) was arrested during a traffic stop in New Haven, Connecticut, Friday and thus was arraigned in a New Haven court on Monday. Editor George Brennan has the latest.
No more free rides
Uber, Lyft and other rideshare companies will no longer be getting a free ride at Martha’s Vineyard Airport. State Sen. Julian Cyr and state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, who both represent the Island on Beacon Hill, successfully pushed for an amendment to state law incorporating regional airports like those on the Vineyard and Nantucket to charge fees to ride-share companies. Airport director Geoff Freeman said the fees will put the ride-share companies on a level playing field with taxis. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
MVC you in court
Another day, another lawsuit against the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. As we reported previously, the commission is facing so many lawsuits that it expects to seek more funds for its legal budget from the Island towns. This lawsuit has to do with the denial of a property owner’s request to demolish a house on East Chop that is more than 100 years old. In their complaint, the property owners argue that age does not make the house historic and that it would be too costly and disruptive to renovate the house. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.

The Aquinnah select board meets at 4 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

The MVRHS school committee holds a budget hearing at 7 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I’d been thinking it’d be great to have a bookstore cat. So, the timing was perfect and the cat was perfect and it all worked out."
–Molly Coogan, new owner of Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, on her new cat named Bookmark

Hot Topic Comment
Don Keller commented on our story about the ferry Islander. "Steamship officials take note– islanders do not need nor want flashy or luxurious bells and whistles with lots of wasted space and unstable vessel designs. We want practicality, reliability and cost effectiveness to get us to and from our Island."

Hot Topic Letter
Ben Robinson wants folks to try the VTA buses while they’re free. "Public transportation is a critical climate solution. Riding the bus is a great way to lower our overall energy and material usage. And given that the VTA is on pace to have a full EV fleet by 2028, if not earlier, increased ridership will go a long way in our transition not just off fossil fuels, but away from the reliance on a personal car to move around."
Today: Anytime I see Eversource in a listing, I’m going to pay attention. There is an informational meeting for the Eversource Middle Road Reliability Project at Chilmark town hall tonight. It’s about an upgrade. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

It’s Monday Night at the Movies at the M.V. Playhouse and this time they’re screening "Stairway to Heaven" with David Niven. I wonder if Robert Plant knows. $5 cash. 6 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Bruce Mathews’ photography exhibit Flowers when No One is Looking is up at MVTV studios. From what I’ve seen, it looks pretty awesome. Free. 9 am to 5 pm. –C.B.

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

Put a lid on it
"Cornflower Blue Corning Ware, 7 pieces, various sizes most like new. No lids. Free or best offer. 508-627-1803."

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Dining out?

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Staying in?

This is a quick and delicious dish and perfect for a Monday night dinner: Pasta with Asparagus and Balsamic Reduction. We know it’s not asparagus season, but it’s always butter and cheese season.

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Della Hardman

Free jams
Chilmark Potluck Jams have returned to the Chilmark Community Center, and there’s a whole lot of good food and good tunes to enjoy. There hasn’t been a musical potluck at the community center since March 2020, but event founder Alex Karalekas is excited to bring everyone back together and keep the jams going through the winter. The first one in years happened on Nov. 26, and there are more planned for Jan. 7, Feb. 18, and April 1 — and there might be another date thrown in there. Read director of publications Connie Berry’s story on the return of the jams here.
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