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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1973, President Richard Nixon uttered his famous, "I am not a crook." Today is National Homemade Bread Day and National Take a Hike Day. There are certainly plenty of great places to hike on the Island. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Bank robbed
The Rockland Trust branch in Vineyard Haven was robbed Thursday morning. Police say three suspects carrying handguns robbed the bank and got away in a vehicle stolen from one of the tellers. That car was dumped near the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. Local and state police, as well as the FBI, were part of the manhunt on Thursday. At midday, the investigation turned to a hotel in Falmouth where dozens of officers, some wearing body armor, surrounded the hotel and eventually went into a room there. But the tip turned cold and the suspects were not inside. Reporters Rich Saltzberg, Eunki Seonwoo, Lucas Thors and George Brennan were all part of the coverage.
Not out of the drought
This might be hard to imagine given all the rain on Wednesday and over the weekend, but the Island remains in drought conditions. The Islands continue to experience Level-2, or significant, drought conditions despite that recent rainfall. The state is recommending that Islanders continue to minimize water use, limit outdoor watering to handheld hoses (who waters this time of year) and to follow local water restrictions. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Sharing is caring
Members of the All-Island School Committee spent the majority of their Wednesday meeting discussing the shared services budget for the next fiscal year. There are some ups and some downs, and financial planners say they did everything they could to reduce expenditures. At the end of the meeting, officials landed on an overall shared services budget increase of about 6 percent, but there are still some unanswered questions. The committee will take up the budget talk again at a later date. Read assistant features editor Lucas Thors’ story on the process.
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Quote of the Day
"It’s been brought to my attention that there were issues, at least what I would consider to be issues, last year. I asked before we voted if there were any issues, and we were told there were not. I spoke with the chief of police [Jonathan Searle] today. There were eight calls that the Oak Bluffs Police Department had to respond to in the 10 weeks that the shelter was open and I consider that to be an issue."
–School board member Kris O’Brien on why she was calling for a new discussion on the use of a building adjacent to the high school for a homeless shelter

Hot Topic Comment
Patrick Cleary responded to another commenter about teacher pay. "Let’s start with a comparable wage adjusted for the cost of living on MV. Like what is done with houses, look at comparable schools in the region, i.e. Cape schools and Nantucket. Then adjust for the cost of living on MV. I can tell you now that Nantucket teachers are paid more than MV."

Hot Topic Letter
Robert Hannemann wrote about the work ahead for the Island in terms of energy. "...We also need to continue to grow our on-Island solar resources, as well as adding batteries for energy storage, both for peak power management and for resilience in the face of outages. For critical services as well as for backup energy for residences and other buildings, microgrid architectures that allow a building or several buildings to disconnect from a failed main grid and operate with local ‘distributed energy resources’ (solar arrays, batteries, emergency generators) to provide power are a near-future step toward climate change resilience. All of this is a tall order. Yes, now starts the hard part. But we can do this!"
Today: Chef Look Cooks Pumpkin Biscuits and Roasted Butternut Squash tonight, and he’s going to show you how to do it. I want to hear about those biscuits. Virtual. Edgartown library. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

If you want the kids to help out in the kitchen, the Vineyard Baker visits the Vineyard Haven library to show families how to prepare Rainbow Challah that can then be baked at home. It’s awfully pretty. 5:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I like to take a walk when there’s plenty of time allotted for stopping and looking at things. This Island Folk Pottery Sculpture Trail is right up my alley. 11 am. –C.B.

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

You’ll be floored
"Weathertech floor mats Tan for 2017 Subaru Outback like new $85. Phone or text 508-274-2679."

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Dining out?

The Barn Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm for lunch, dinner & bowling. Text Barnmv to 508/696/9800 to receive deals & specials.

The Black Dog Bakery Cafe Let us do the cooking for you! Thanksgiving dinner & our famous Bakery-made pies, complete with all the fixin’s.  Order for pickup, ready to be served. Please call The Black Dog Café at 508/696/8190 to place your order. All orders must be placed by Saturday, November 19, 2 pm. Orders must be prepaid. Additional pies & sides available (pre-order only).

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Staying in?
You have to try Connie Berry’s Black Bean and Roasted Squash Power Bowl, but what you’re really going to enjoy is the Cilantro Lime Dressing. You could use it as a marinade for just about anything. Especially if cilantro doesn’t taste like soap to you.

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Wednesday’s contest answer:
Freedom Cartwright, Ewell Hopkins

Island grown
Island Grown Schools, a program of the Island Grown Initiative, provides invaluable resources to nearly every school-aged child on the Vineyard. Kids can learn to garden and grow produce at their respective elementary schools, and can receive fresh food grown on-Island in their school lunches each day. The goal of Island Grown Schools is to integrate food education and quality food into every aspect of the school system, and after 15 years they’ve made great strides in that mission. Read freelance writer Amelia Smith’s story on all the different programs Island students enjoy.

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