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Last laugh
Comedian Lenny Clarke was on a waiting list for 25 years for a boat slip only to be told that only one person per household could have a slip. It turns out his wife, charter Capt. Jen Clarke, has a slip on the Charter Dock, which would preclude her husband from having one. On Tuesday, the Chilmark select board overruled an advisory board and Lenny Clarke got the last laugh. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the story.
Cliff notes
The Aquinnah select board is attempting to figure out what to do with Aquinnah Cliff leases. At a meeting on Tuesday, board members discussed ways to work out the lease agreements with the business owners and members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.
Formula one
If you had bet us a year ago that Oak Bluffs would be the first town to endorse the new funding formula for Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School capital projects, we would have taken the odds against that. But that’s exactly what happened when a special town meeting convened Tuesday to consider six articles, including that new funding formula. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.

The Tisbury select board will host a public forum on Beach Road Weekend at 4:30 pm Thursday at the Tisbury Council on Aging. Here are the details.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"We’ve had a fairly strong interest in this project, given that it’s for two vessels."
–Mark Amundsen, director of marine operations for the Steamship Authority, on two vessels that are being retrofitted to become freight ferries

Hot Topic Comment
Steve Auerbach commented on one of the issues going before Oak Bluffs special town meeting. "Will someone tell me why it’s necessary to spend 300K to assess the condition of town-owned properties and buildings, and decide how to plan and prioritize their repairs and maintenance? Shouldn’t these decisions be largely self-evident from a building’s age, or obvious leaks, or a beach wall’s premature rusting, for examples?"

Hot Topic Letter
James Lengyel, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, wrote to point out some of the work the conservation agency does for affordable housing on the Island. "Collaborations have taken other forms as well. Agriculture is an important part of Vineyard life and in four places — Tea Lane Farm, Three Ponds, Arrowhead Farm, and the old Child Farm — the Land Bank has worked to create farms, either immediately or for the future, that include farmsteads tenanted by farmers at reasonable rates. Some of these efforts involved groups ranging from the Preservation Trust to the Island Autism Group."
Today: The Aquinnah Cultural Center hosts a Day of the Dead Celebration. Bring a photo of your deceased loved one to place at the altar. This is a joyful celebration that honors and remembers those who have died. I love the concept. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

The Film Center screens "Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues" tonight. It’s a revealing look at the musician’s life and times, devoted to unpacking his experience as a Black musician. We’re lucky because our theaters play the best. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Have you seen the Stan Murphy exhibit at the Louisa Gould Gallery? I get to see all these things via email, but this one needs to be seen in person. The work comes from his family’s collection. 11 am to 5 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
We don’t often think of carrots when we do our cooking. They’re sort of in the veggie drawer just hanging out. Well, the folks at Mo’s Lunch and IGI have turned carrots into something special with this Carrot Romesco recipe. Roast them, along with other tasty bits, then puree it all into a savory dip.

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Family roots
Judith Fielder Leggett has gardened or had a garden anywhere she has ever lived. Her many years of experience working with plants have provided her with an extensive and unique knowledge of many species, especially her favorites. Fielder Leggett can be found at the West Tisbury Farmers Market selling a variety of produce grown by Fielder Family Farms (she has help from her siblings). Next time you go to the market, look for the elegant little farmstand with handmade bent-branch baskets, and read Valerie Sonnenthal’s Gardens of Love story here.  
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