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All’s fare
You’ll be paying more to use the Chappy Ferry after Jan. 1. At a public hearing on Monday, nearly 100 people joined the Zoom call to discuss the proposed rate hikes for the ferry service to and from Chappaquiddick. One of the main concerns raised Monday, and prior to Monday, was that someone do an independent review of the books to make sure the increased fares are needed. The select board appeared satisfied that was the case. Reporter Abigail Rosen
has this story.
Holding pattern
We still don’t know definitively who won the write-in for Dukes County Commission and Martha’s Vineyard Commission in last month’s election. Dukes County clerk George Davis told us there has been a delay in the certification process. Meanwhile, Aquinnah select board member Juli Vanderhoop has told The Times that she’s been told by the Island’s town clerks that she, by far, had the most support among voters. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Christmas comes early
Eugene Jemison received an early Christmas present this week when Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe’s office decided not to prosecute an operating under the influence charge against him. One of the officers involved in the arrest, Tisbury Sgt. Jeff Day, who has since resigned, had a tainted personnel record. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.  Meanwhile, Rich also has an update on a third arrest in the armed bank robbery of Rockland Trust last month. Here’s that story.
The Tisbury select board meets at 3 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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
"I strongly believe there is no more important building in any community than its school, therefore this project is exciting and promising."
–Tisbury School principal John Custer at Saturday’s groundbreaking ceremony

Hot Topic Comment
Don Keller commented on our editorial about the West Tisbury charging station proposed by the Vineyard Transit Authority. "A bus charging station in West Tis would really help the vta get more of their diesel busses off the road. Simple as that. If there is enough of a will, there is a way. Just do it."

Hot Topic Letter
Gerry Yukevich is also disappointed in the town’s decision to use the Katharine Cornell Theater as office space and wrote as if it was Cornell writing. "I gifted the town the KCT without signing a covenant, assuming all would think the benefits self-evident. You see, my stage is a space where the spirit can take flight. You, office dwellers, are paralyzing creativity. I don’t think you have that right. So let our plays begin! Please remove your paraphernalia! Now have a seat, curtain up! Turn off your cell phones, and let us regale you!"
Today: I had a whole Russian literature phase in college. Didn’t everyone? The MVLA Classics Book Group reads "Fathers and Sons" and "The Buccaneers" this month. Join them for a discussion group via the West Tisbury library. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Center for Education and Learning offers a Free Financial Literacy Class and tonight it’s all about entrepreneurship. (Note: I can neither pronounce nor spell that word.) Good luck though. It’s a great idea. Zoom. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Yes, yes, yes! Chilmark library hosts a Big Book Sale through the end of the year. You know, the kind of books with pages made out of paper. Great for stocking stuffers. 10:30 am. –C.B.

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Staying in?
In 2018, Sophia McCarron wrote a series of recipes where each serving cost $5 or less. This is our favorite one: Pizza with Pesto, Chicken Sausage, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella. Sounds like a great Tuesday night dinner. And wonder what that costs now?

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An Island tradition
The MVRHS Minnesingers are a beloved choral group on the Island consisting of talented young singers with an immense passion for performing. The group has been busy in the past few weeks, performing at the PAC for their Winter Concert, then at the Old Whaling Church for another annual show. This spring, they’ll have their annual spring show, and will potentially be attending competitions on the mainland. Read reporter Sam Canfield’s story on the most recent show, and get a little bit of Minnesingers history, as well.

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