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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
What a difference a year makes. On this day in 2021, the Island was being pummeled by a storm that packed heavy winds. Today, we’re looking forward to playing a late season round of golf. Today is National Beer Day (we seem to have a few of these, maybe it bears repeating?), National Civics Day, and National Black Cat Day. Grab a brewski, talk some government, and don’t let one of those black cats cross your path. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Pushback by the bushel
The Tisbury select board is the latest to impose restriction on scallop harvest based on recommendations of shellfish constable Danielle Ewart. At a meeting on Wednesday, Ewart’s proposal got some pushback from shellfishermen, similar to what occurred at the Oak Bluffs select board earlier this month. Meanwhile, there has been shellfish related vandalism in O.B. that is under investigation. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story with some assistance from Abigail Rosen and George Brennan.
Congressional record
There are two candidates for the 9th Congressional District in the upcoming Nov. 8 election. U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, faces a challenge from Republican Jesse Brown of Plymouth. The two candidates answered questions from our reporter Eunki Seonwoo. See how they responded to the issues here.

The hot seat
West Tisbury firefighters solved a mystery on Wednesday night that likely prevented a much bigger house fire. Called to Arrowhead Farm for a report of smoke, firefighters initially thought it might have to do with the chimney because the fireplace was lit. But after snuffing that fire out completely, the smell of smoke persisted and it didn’t smell like wood smoke. Upon deeper investigation, firefighters found a chair that was smoldering due to an electrical issue. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
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Quote of the Day
"As we sort of do a reset and get ourselves on a really productive, collegial, cooperative path forward, the person who I felt has always tried to maintain order, which is something I think is vital for the position of chair, has been Jim Klingensmith."–West Tisbury affordable housing committee member Jefrey Dubard on nominating Klingensmith as the new chair

Hot Topic Comment
The story on a parking lot being installed next to the Stop & Shop in Vineyard Haven has suddenly morphed into a discussion of which market has the best prices. Here’s what Kris Daly thinks: "IMO Reliable Market in OB is the most affordable food market on the island."

Hot Topic Letter
Nancy Nordin wrote about the termination of Joe Capobianco. "With the community response, I know he will land on another way to help the Island, and I’m hoping that his next partnership will be more inclusive of the Island as a whole. I hope all of us who have been touched by his generous heart reach out to him and his family to say thank you and offer a hand in return."
Today: The beauty of this Yoga Class at Peaked Hill Studio is that you can take it in person or online. The other bennie is that the first online class is free. This floor-based yoga focuses on unwinding your chronic joint restrictions. I have a few. 4:30. –Connie Berry

This is interesting: STEM Hands-on Workshops at the Oak Bluffs library. Tonight they focus on 3D print design. Anyone aged 12 and up is invited to attend, so if you’re an elder looking to impress your grandkids, this one’s for you. 5 to 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Looks like the Oak Bluffs library has it going on. They host a Pumpkin Potluck, inviting you to bring a pumpkin-inspired dish — mains, sides, or desserts — to share. They’ll play some music and provide hot apple cider. Bring your own dinnerware to keep this party eco-friendly. 5:30 to 7 pm. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
This one is for Danielle Zerbonne, a former Times’ ad sales staffer and pretty dang good writer who has a way with four-legged friends. She came up with a fabulous recipe for Holiday Doggy Treats that we share here. You have to watch the video.

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Heroes welcome
Ellen and David Berube will be the keynote speakers at the upcoming gala for Heroes in Transition. The Mashpee-based nonprofit assists military members and their families. David, a former Oak Bluffs police officer, has suffered from PTSD. HIT has helped him get a service dog named Vegas. He’s also participated in other programs that the nonprofit offers, as has his wife. Editor George Brennan has this story.

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