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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1980, John Lennon was shot. Having to hear that news from Howard Cosell during Monday Night Football was particularly jarring. Today is also National Brownie Day and National Crossword Solvers Day. Wonder if brownie is one of the solutions today…Meanwhile, The Times won two awards from the New England Newspaper & Press Association. The awards were presented during a virtual conference today hosted by NENPA. Here’s that story.
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Pointed discussion
The Dukes County Commission heard a proposal from the Town of Edgartown to take over management of Norton Point. The beach is currently under the management of the Trustees of Reservations, but during the meeting parks commissioner Andrew Kelly told the county that Edgartown has the infrastructure in place to take over beach management. The county took no action and will give Trustees representatives an opportunity to make their case at a meeting later this month. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
There’s always a local connection. The biggest story of the day internationally has a Vineyard connection, but not in a good way. The release of WNBA star Brittney Griner is making headlines around the world because the Biden administrations’s decision to make a deal with Russia to release an arms dealer. Unfortunately, Paul Whelan, whose sister Elizabeth is a noted Vineyard artist, remains in a Russian labor camp. Editor George Brennan has this update.

Howes is the question
Should the town of West Tisbury hit the pause button on the renovation of the Howes House or should it move ahead because the building is in need of serious work? That was the topic of discussion at a West Tisbury select board meeting on Wednesday. Ultimately, the board decided to approve the hiring of a Falmouth-based architect to begin the design work on what’s next for the building used primarily by the up-Island councils on aging. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
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Quote of the Day
"I hope as we do this, we can educate more of our Island community on what Harbor Homes does, where the services are, and having a full-time homeless building isn’t going to bring more people here." –Lisa Belcastro, winter shelter coordinator, on the grant announced by Harbor Homes

Hot Topic Comment
People are reacting to the story about the Katharine Cornell Theater and they’re not happy. Here’s what Jessica Burnham had to say: "I’ve seen some great plays there. I think the first was The Lion In Winter. This is really sad. How about the town using the Bowl and Board building on Main Street for office space instead? That’s been empty for years now."

Hot Topic Letter
A year ago, Stephen Power wrote to thank state Sen. Julian Cyr for his support of a law that protects voting rights in Massachusetts. "This act will make permanent many of the reforms used in last year’s election, as well as progressive voting reforms. These include mail-in ballots, expanding the options for early voting, drop boxes, and same-day voter registration."
Tonight: What a great idea: Movie Night in the Chapel. Unitarian Universalist Society hosts a screening of "Good Night Oppy" with discussion afterward. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry
Tomorrow: It’s Teddy Bear Suite time. When Edgartown brings out the big brown bears, you know it’s time to get your shopping done. Nevin Square. 4 to 6 pm. –C.B.

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Jazzing up the place
There’s a lot going on at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in the performing arts department, and the M.V. Big Band and jazz ensemble group lead by director Ray Fallon are making some big moves. As part of an initiative to connect the jazz ensemble with the larger music community on the Island, the group of young performers will host their first annual Winter Jazz Fest at the PAC. They’re also auditioning to be a part of a major music festival in New York City. Read director of publications Connie Berry’s story on all the exciting things happening on stage.
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