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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is Pi Day, or in some circles, the International Day of Mathematics, where people discuss the significance of 3.14159 … we could go on. There is such a thing as recitation competitions during Pi Day. But we prefer it as Pie Day, when some groups have pie-eating contests. Maybe today is the day that you bake your first pie, or maybe learn the significance of π. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Uncertainty on West Tisbury School improvements
West Tisbury is looking to make West Tisbury School environmentally friendly while making facility improvements, but that may not be coming anytime soon. The town already has projects in the works and it cannot manage to take on another major renovation at the moment. In the meantime, a study to assess the school’s space needs will be going to voters. Get the update here.
To ban or not to ban
An article featured in the recently approved annual and special town meeting warrants will ask Edgartown voters to decide whether or not to prohibit the sale of “nip” bottles (miniature liquor containers under 100mL). With town approval, the ban would go into effect May 2024. Here’s that story.

Track team competes at Nationals
Athletes competed with some of the nation’s best this past weekend, and made some notable accomplishments, including new school records in a number of events. “They’re such a great group, and they were rewarded with their performances,” the track coach said. “It was so much fun to watch them. We had a blast.” Read the story here.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

The Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm on Tuesday. Hybrid access. Here is the agenda.

The Edgartown conservation commission meets at 4 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm on Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Oak Bluffs zoning board of appeals meets in-person at 5 pm Tuesday. Here is the agenda.

The All-Island School Committee meets at 6:30 pm on Tuesday. Hybrid access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
“This is not the selectmen banning anything. . .We’re responding to the desire of the community to have a say in it.”
Edgartown select board member Arthur Smadbeck on the board’s approval of a warrant article that would prohibit the sale of “nip” bottles if voted upon at town meeting.

Hot Topic Comment
Carla Cooper commented on Tisbury opting out of vote by mail for the upcoming election. “In small towns where a single vote can swing an election or a ballot question, it’s an absurd decision.”

Hot Topic Letter
Peter Pfluger from Oak Bluffs writes to us: “The pollution, the actions, and the inactions of the human race are killing this planet. Not only are they killing the marine life, they are killing everything, including us. At this rate the death to all living things will be slow, suffocating, poisonous, horrible, and inevitable.”
Today: The Chilmark Community Church hosts Pizza Night tonight. I’ve never met a pizza I didn’t like, and this one comes with good company. Free. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Pathways hosts its Writing & Poetry Evening, tonight with poet Katherine Soniat, followed by open floor readings for all writers. Just sign up when you get there. I did it once and everyone was very kind, even though I was slightly terrified. In person and online. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Join master knitter Cindy Bonnell and her Drop-in Knitting Group at the Edgartown library. You can be a pro or a beginner, everyone is welcome. 3 to 5 pm. –C.B.

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

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Dining out?

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The Sweet Life
Open year-round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
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Staying in?
Here's a dish that will be ready in time for spring: Chappy Kimchi from Lily K. Morris. Fresh, local vegetables with a spicy paste are lacto-fermented for about a week. It gives new meaning to slow food, but we're on Island time after all.

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Monday’s contest answer:
Phyllis Kugler
In her latest thought-provoking column, Nancy Aronie takes up the question, “What’s life all about?” She questions the myth of “the real world,” and eventually arrives at an understanding that things are only perceived as real through the eye of the human mind. Read the trippy and profound piece here, and maybe ask yourself some of these big questions.

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