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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Such a deal
The teachers and school committee agreed on a deal that was approved Thursday night by the All-Island School Committee. The agreement gives the teachers a cost of living adjustment in each of the next three years, a $1,000 bonus, and changes the starting pay for new teachers coming in. The deal ends what had been a contentious negotiation process between teachers and the school committee that included public protests. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
New lease
The Aquinnah select board heard from a Menemsha Dock leaseholder about a plan to share his space with the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group in an arrangement that could eventually lead to him raising shellfish there that could be sold and distributed. The select board took the information under advisement and asked Vern Welch to come back next month with more information. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Navigating the MVC
Navigator Homes was back before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on Thursday. Representatives made some tweaks to the plans based on feedback, but received some pushback about the septic systems and the pricing that will be in place for the senior housing. While the public hearing was closed, the written record was left open. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.

The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Housing Bank Review Committee meets at 6 pm Monday at the Edgartown Town Hall. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I’m not against it, I’m just concerned about the process and how we go about it."
West Tisbury select board member Skipper Manter on the the suggestion that Jennelle Gadowski should be given a stipend for her work on assisting with the Venezuelan migrants

Hot Topic Comment
Dana Nunes commented on Chilmark Police Chief Jonathan Klaren’s retirement. "Chief Klaren will be hard to replace. He’s been a fair, considerate, and exemplary officer, and I will be sorry to see him go. Enjoy your retirement, Jonathan!"

Hot Topic Letter
Abigail McGrath wrote an essay about the empty houses on Martha’s Vineyard in the off-season. "So, since we Vineyarders are so smart and kind and intellectual, why don’t we start preparing for the next episode now? Why don’t we get a list of those empty houses whose owners are willing to greet asylum seekers to our Island? Let’s find out where all that funding is coming from, and get a piece of that pie for our Island."
Today: You’re invited to play Magic: The Gathering at the Oak Bluffs library. I’m not exactly sure what that is, but you can bring your own snacks. And children under 14 should have an adult with them. 6 to 8 pm. –Connie Berry

I wish I would’ve had this option 35 years ago: Expectant Parents Retreat with the Family Center. Throughout the weekend you'll talk about everything from breastfeeding to a powerful birth to medical interventions. I bet you can ask them anything. Starts tonight. 6 pm. –C.B.

This weekend: The Farmers Market is still up and kicking, so don’t miss it at the Ag Hall, 10 am to 3 pm. Here’s a chance for the kids to get up close and personal with some very cool machines. Vineyard Montessori School hosts its annual Truckin’ MV event at MVRHS from 10 am to 1 pm. If you’re wondering where I’ll be hanging my hat Saturday, it’s definitely at the annual Harvest Festival at the Ag Hall. You can visit the Farmers Market there, but also check out horses, wagon rides, pumpkin carving, women’s skillet toss, an art exhibit and … food. And it’s free. 10 am to 3 pm. Feeling like it’s time to put a little spice in your life? Check out Christina Montoya’s Salsa Dance Class at the Oak Bluffs library. 10:45 am. Stop by the Red House for Conversation about Recovery. 12 to 2 pm. Watch Met Opera Live’s "Medea" at the M.V. Film Center. 12:55 pm. Geraldine Brooks will read from her newly released novel, "Horse," at the West Tisbury library, and there will be books available to purchase. 3 pm. I’m planning to savor that book when the snow starts to fly. I like to envision all the great things I can do "when things settle down." Sonja Josephson, founder of Seasons of Life Ayurveda, will lead an Ayurveda Workshop on balancing diet, lifestyle, and self-care practices for the fall. Free. Aquinnah library. 3 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, Grace Episcopal Church invites everyone to its Open House Festival Reunion. The Rev. Stephen Harding tells me they’ll have regular services at 8 and 10 am, but also offer tours and at 2 pm, dedicate the new meditation and playground area they’ve created. It all ends with evening prayer at 4 pm. (I know that’s a lot, but I am a church lady.) In case you must miss the Harvest Festival, you can bring the little ones to Barn Buddies for some fun indoor play, also at the Ag Hall. 3 pm. The comedy-drama "The Good House" plays at the Film Center. It stars both my husband’s crush (Sigourney Weaver) and my crush (Kevin Kline). I read the book by Ann Leary. You should go. 4 pm. Happy weekend, get out there and enjoy the sweater weather. –C.B.

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

Full steam ahead
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Dining out?

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Staying in?
Here’s a soup to get you through a drop in temperature every time: Rustic Root Vegetable Soup with Wild Rice and Barley from our friend Catherine Walthers. Just looking at the photo makes us say "More, please" with big doe eyes. Check out all of the recipes on our Edible Vineyard website, and visit Catherine on Instagram @catherine_walthers

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Welcome home
You’ve got to love the Vineyard emergency departments. When they’re called upon to welcome home student athletes, they don’t disappoint. On Thursday afternoon, under a sun-splashed sky, there was a contingent of fire and rescue vehicles, sirens blaring, to welcome home Special Olympians. Reporter Rich Saltzberg, who never misses a chance to hear that sound, was on hand for photos and a video. Editor George Brennan got the story from coach Ryan Kent.
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