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Unhappy in Chappy
The Chappy Ferry was on the agenda at a Chappy Ferry Steering Committee meeting Monday. At its peak there were 77 participants on the Zoom meeting. At issue is the future of the ferry’s ownership as well as the need for rate increases to maintain it. Current owner Peter Wells told those in attendance that fuel and maintenance costs have increased significantly. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Money crunch
The Up-Island school committee may be in need of more funds for an HVAC project at Chilmark School. As the school department looks to put together a request for proposals, it’s becoming more apparent that the additional funds might be needed. But do they go back to the three up-Island towns or do they seek the funds from within the budget remains the question. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
We have a lot to be thankful for at The Times, but being invited to the Friendsgiving at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on Monday night is right near the top. The Navigator program and the Voyager program got together for a potluck dinner that included all of our Thanksgiving favorites, including turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. There was also some great entertainment from the students involved. Editor George Brennan took on this tasty assignment. Meanwhile, reporter Eunki Seonwoo has a story on the Family to Family program on the Island and how they serve those in need.

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Quote of the Day
"Mr. Jones has been coming here every single year since 2016 for at least five months to raise money to support his three children who he does take care of back home in Jamaica. He’s an incredibly involved father. He coaches youth soccer. He used to be a professional soccer player for Jamaica."–Attorney Casey Dobel defending Miquel Jones at his arraignment on accessory charges connected to the armed robbery of Rockland Trust

Hot Topic Comment
Joanne Lambert commented on our story about volunteers cleaning up Oak Bluffs with a suggestion. "Thank you! For those of us who pick up trash on our walks, could there be a central trash disposal unit maybe? I would pick up more on my 3-mile walk around town & harbor if I wasn’t going to be lugging it all back home."

Hot Topic Letter
Ted Jochsberger wrote about the affordable housing committee in West Tisbury with a bit of sarcasm. "I’m quite sure that the committee is very grateful to Mr. Abrams for pointing out its shortcomings. Indeed, I don’t know how the committee has functioned this long without his input. Now that the flaws in its efforts have been pointed out, I’m sure that future projects will serve the town much better than those in the past which, despite these problems, are now providing housing for many, many individuals."
Today: The West Tisbury library invites you to practice your skills, or develop new ones, at the Knitting Group. It’s open to adults and teens of all levels, which I’m imagining would be kind of fun. I can crochet hats but no one in my house seems to wear them. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Open Mic Night at Island Music is for everyone. You can sign up to play or listen and hang out. Either way, it’s better than sitting at home and thinking about going. 6 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Thursday is the day for eating while wearing stretch pants, so maybe try feeling good about it by Walking the Chop with your friends and neighbors on Wednesday. Meet at the Vineyard Haven library. 3 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
It’s the perfect time of year to bake Anna Nesser’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. The house will smell fantastic and your family will love you for it. In fact, you might get them to help you clean up while they’re hanging around the kitchen.

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Healthy holidays
The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of time filled with friends and family. Of course, there are also the holiday goodies (and the festive cocktails). Everyone has the right to indulge, especially knowing that there are many ways to stay fit and healthy during the cold months. The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Airport Fitness, the Mansion House, and other gyms and athletic centers around the Island offer all sorts of programs and courses like yoga, water aerobics, zumba, spin, strength training, and more. Read freelancer Abby Remer’s story on the various health and wellbeing offerings on the Vineyard.

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