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The quiet day after
The investigation into an armed bank robbery in Vineyard Haven continued on Friday with Island police chasing leads, but gone was the large police presence seen and felt on Thursday. Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe has taken over any public distribution of information and, well, he’s not saying much besides it’s still an active investigation. Schools on the Island were open on Friday, but the superintendent asked parents to help keep kids safe going to and from school. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story with an assist by just about everyone on staff.
Going South
There was some affordable housing news at Wednesday’s West Tisbury select board meeting. South Mountain Co. has officially confirmed that it is no longer involved in the affordable housing project at 401 State Road and instead will focus its efforts on finding housing to retain its staff. Meanwhile, the select board approved some amendments in the Housing Bank legislation and endorsed sending it to the legislature. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update, as well as other items discussed by the board.

Navigating the MVC
Navigator Homes scored a big victory on Thursday with the approval of the project by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. The project still needs approvals in Edgartown and from the state, but eventually it would replace Windemere. Though there was some pushback on the steep price of care at the facility, a majority of the commissioners ultimately approved it. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo, pinch hitting for Abigail Rosen, also has this story.
The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Up-Island Regional School District meets at 5 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"To rob a bank on an Island? I don’t think it was well thought out."
–Falmouth Police Chief Ed Dunne on Thursday’s armed bank robbery

Hot Topic Comment
Brenda Leonard commented on the story about the bank robbery. "I hope the bank employees are doing as best as they can be after this. I hope everyone is staying safe."

Hot Topic Letter
One year ago, Kristina Almquist says she’s not a NIMBY, but she is concerned about the amount of affordable housing proposed near her Oak Bluffs neighborhood. "Contrary to a remark made by a board member during the Zoom session this winter effectively characterizing our area as a wasteland, our area is made of up community members who, like elsewhere on the Island, have invested in their homes and settled in the area believing that we too would enjoy an environment consistent with the Island as a whole. It is imperative that we voice our concerns as a community to ensure town officials balance our interests in maintaining the residential character of the neighborhoods rather than proposing changes that benefit a few powerful and influential land owners."
Today: This one is on my bucket list: All Ages Paint Party at the Barn Bowl Bistro. Create your own masterpiece while eating, drinking, and listening to music. Win, win, and win. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Playhouse hosts its Wicked Good Musical Revue with all of our favorites: Peter Boak, Molly Sturges, David Behnke, Rachel Cook, Jenny Friedman, and Katherine Reid. Tonight and Saturday night, 7 pm, and Sunday afternoon at 2. –C.B.
This weekend: Dharma teacher Tsony is visiting and teaching at Bodhi Path Buddhist Center all weekend, so begin your day Saturday with meditation and dialogue. 10 am. Everyone is welcome, in person and on Zoom. You could, however, tap into your inner Fred Astaire and join the Oak Bluffs library for Adult Tap Dance Class. 10:30 am. Salt Rock Chocolate Co. has a holiday pop-up at Pandora’s Box in Menemsha, a great reason to head up there. Say hi to Stanley for me. 11 am to 2 pm. Featherstone hosts its Holiday Gift Show, so get to shopping. Noon to 4 pm. The Chilmark library hosts Writing for Young People with Tracy Thorpe. It’s a monthly virtual group for folks interested in writing picture books, middle grade or young adult stories. 1 pm. Sonja Josephson, founder of Seasons of Life Ayurveda, leads an Ayurveda Workshop on balancing diet, lifestyle, and self-care practices for the fall. Aquinnah library. 3 pm. The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and its director, Matt Scinto, visit the Chilmark Community Center for a special concert. 4 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, visit the World Market Holiday Shop at the Capawock Theater on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. It’s really, really cool. 10 am to 6 pm. Grab your skates and head to the M.V. Ice Arena, which is open to all ages and abilities. You can also rent skates there. 3 pm. Treat yourself with a trip to the M.V. Film Center to watch Cate Blanchett in "TÁR." You can read Brooks Robards’ review here. 7:30 pm. It’s nice when you treat yourself. You should do it more often. –C.B.

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

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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 know what we’re thinking? We’re thinking it’s the weekend, which means you have plenty of time to make delectable Fried Chicken. The Food Minded Fellow, Gavin Smith, explains exactly how to accomplish this, and we’re taking his word for it.

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Elliot Dacher
Know our truths
The conventional American Thanksgiving story depicts pilgrims welcoming Native Americans for a feast, but the truth of that historical event is that it was fraught with controversy, and the story has been largely misrepresented in textbooks, classrooms, and dinner tables in the U.S. David Two Arrows Vanderhoop, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) tribal elder, will give a presentation at the Oak Bluffs library called "Ungrateful Taking" that seeks to dispel the harmful myths about the early interactions between colonists and Native Americans. Read freelance writer Gwyn McAllister’s preview on the event here.
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