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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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No turning back
Work on demolishing the old gym at Tisbury School got underway on Monday, with an excavator taking chunks of bricks as the renovation and addition project begins in earnest. In September, the town approved additional funding to keep the project moving forward. Since that time, much of the work has been setting up temporary classrooms that students will move into after the Thanksgiving holiday. Reporter Rich Saltzberg was at the site to capture some of the demolition work. Here is that story.
No to demo
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission followed the lead of the Land Use Planning Committee in rejecting plans to demolish a house at 43 Look St. in Vineyard Haven and replace it. You could see this coming because commissioners were both disappointed that renovations weren’t being considered and because the plans submitted for the new house were incomplete. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this update.

ICYMI: Shark tales
A shark that lost its way and wound up in the inner harbor of Vineyard Haven Harbor on Friday caused quite a stir. When a friend of Amanda "Scotty" Borland posted a video of Scotty trying to keep her dog, Hamish, out of harm’s way, people who saw the video on Islanders Talk went to get a glimpse of the shark themselves causing a bit of a traffic jam on the Lagoon Pond Drawbridge. We had team coverage that included Dave Plath, Eunki Seonwoo, George Brennan, and Rich Saltzberg. Here’s the story and videos.
The Chilmark select board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The MVRHS school committee meets at 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
We were walking on the beach. He goes out and gets the rocks. Then we were at the end of the beach. I was looking for sea glass. It felt like the shark was a foot away. I walked up to put a leash on Hamish and stayed calm and walked away. There was a guy who said, ‘I just drove over the bridge watching the shark going for your dog and I didn’t think you were going to see it’."
–Amanda "Scotty" Borland on her surprise encounter with a shark near the shore at Vineyard Haven Harbor

Hot Topic Comment
Don Keller commented on the renovations at Stop & Shop in Edgartown. "It would be nice if they put solar panels on the roof."

Hot Topic Letter
Tom Dresser wrote about an upcoming show. "A side note is that in our visit to Rowley, UK, we saw a church window donated by the people of Rowley, MA. It is a work of art. Vineyarders now have the chance to donate to the restoration of a church window in Tisbury, UK."
Today: The M.V. Playhouse just started up its Monday Night at the Movies, and this week you have drama, history, and romance in 1943’s "The Man in Grey." Stewart Granger is in it and I faintly remember my mom thinking he was a bit of a looker. $5 cash. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Niki Patton’s Writers Read happens tonight at the West Tisbury library. Come read your original short pieces in a circle of friends. You get eight minutes to share it. Critique is optional. It’ll be good for you. 6:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: World Market Holiday Pop-up at the Capawock Theater. I wonder if they realize how tempting it is to stop by every day on my way home from work? I have to go more than once because I see something new every time I look inside. 10 am to 6 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?

Have we got the Cranberry Orange Corn Muffin recipe for you. They’re hardy, tasty, and filled with lots of stuff that is not granulated processed sugar. And they’re gluten free, but not taste free. Speaking of free, feel free to browse Edible Vineyard online while you’re there.

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Taking action
The Martha’s Vineyard League of Women Voters has been advocating for fair and informed voting for decades, and the 34 active members of the group can often be seen out at polling locations on the Island, or at the forums they hold at local gathering spaces. Ready Abby Remer’s story about the many initiatives of the league here.

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