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Cup runneth over
At a meeting between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard officials on Tuesday, leaders put their rivalry aside and talked about issues where they could potentially collaborate. Housing, short-term rentals, coastal resiliency and other issues were discussed during the hour-plus meeting. And, of course, there was a good-natured jab about the upcoming football game between the two Island high schools. Editor George Brennan has this story.
Can’t we all get along?
We have two stories about select boards and affordable housing committees clashing. In West Tisbury, the select board is attempting to mend fences after South Mountain Co. walked away from an affordable housing project. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story. Meanwhile, over in Oak Bluffs, there is a controversy over the naming of an affordable housing project and who has the authority to name the project. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.
The retiring type
Chilmark will be looking for a new police chief in 2023. At Tuesday’s select board meeting, Police Chief Jon Klaren announced that he would be retiring when his contract expires on March 20. Klaren has served the police department for 32 years and has been chief since 2017. His tenure as chief, though short, received high praise from the three select board members who all said they would love to see him continue, but understand his reasons for leaving. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

The Aquinnah select board meets on Thursday at 3 pm at town hall. Here is the agenda.

The All Island School Committee meets on Thursday at 6 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

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Quote of the Day
"How much of a bind would it put us in if we didn’t raise the excursion fares?"Peter Jeffrey, Falmouth’s representative to the Steamship Authority board, suggesting that the ferry service not increase fares for Islanders

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Katie Lane commented on the update to the story on the white pickup truck that allegedly reached speeds of 100 mph. "Thank you for the helpful clarification. It should be obvious that the police are not at fault. There are always, always those who opt to defend drunk or otherwise reckless drivers here, and they do an exceptionally poor job of it, the simple reason being that it’s indefensible."

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Donna Gazaille wrote to object to the story about Joe Capobianco and the Good Shepherd food program. "It is always sad and difficult when someone must lose their job, for whatever reason. I would hope that everyone would feel compassion and sorrow for Mr. Capobiano, but The Times has turned this sad story into one that wants to put people on sides."
Today: Avi Loeb, science professor at Harvard, talks about The Galileo Project: In Search for Technological Interstellar Objects tonight via the Chilmark library. It’s interesting to think about extraterrestrial life in any form. You can read more about it in Abby Remer’s story here. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The Film Center screens "Sidney" tonight. It’s a revelatory documentary on the actor Sidney Poitier. You’ll get a good look at who he was as an actor and as a human. There are several people in the entertainment industry who talk about his life, and his daughters and wives weigh in as well. Not to be missed. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I may be one of the few people in my 60s who enjoys eating gingerbread houses. I remember my mom trying to convince me that "you don’t eat them, they’re for show," but I was never deterred. The Vineyard Haven library hosts two sessions of Haunted Gingerbread Houses, 3:30 and 5:30 pm. I can make it at 5:30. –C.B.

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Staying in?
Feel that crispy air this morning? George Brennan felt it and when that happens, he whips up the perfect accompaniment: Stuffed Acorn Squash. Your whole house will smell like fall when you make this tasty dish.

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A timeless world
Back by popular demand, the presentation of "Rizing" by performers Abby Bender and Jesse Jason takes viewers out of a conventional external role and places them right in the middle of the action. Set in a house filled with mystery, intrigue, and some fascinating characters, the performance piece is a far cry from your ordinary theater production, and is sure to put folks in the Halloween spirit. Become part of the story by attending one of the shows, and read Abby Remer’s story on the return of the beloved piece here.
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