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Nothing to sneeze at
There’s a new virus in town and it’s spreading quickly among children. At a press briefing late Monday afternoon, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital officials reported that the Island is seeing a similar trend to what’s happening in the greater Boston area with a significant uptick in RSV cases. Claire Seguin, the hospital's COO and chief nurse, discussed the symptoms to watch for and how to avoid spreading the virus. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Going up
It should come as no surprise that the regional school budget for the Up-Island Regional School District is going up. But just how much? We don’t know yet. Salary increases are among the driving forces. While those negotiations are over, the school committee could decide to cut staff in order to save money. Meanwhile, the committee is still awaiting the wish lists of Chilmark and West Tisbury principals. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Monumental feat
Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard has a lot to celebrate. The Vineyard Haven-based nonprofit has achieved certification from Medicare, which opens up its caring and compassionate services to all Islanders. On Monday, Times editor George Brennan sat down for a conversation with leaders of the nonprofit about the achievement, as well as their ongoing mission for those individuals at the end of their lives. Here’s the story.
The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

The All-Island School Committee meets at 6:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"There’s absolutely nothing historic about this building at all. Nothing. It’s an old house."
–Martha’s Vineyard Commissioner Trip Barnes on the proposal to demolish a house at 43 Look St. in Vineyard Haven

Hot Topic Comment
Richard Travers commented on the demolition of the Tisbury School gymnasium. "Why were the hoops, radiators, piping, etc. not salvaged prior to demolition? Asking for a friend who sees this as a bit of a waste considering that there is value in those items."

Hot Topic Letter
Jemima James wrote to say that she doesn’t think the Island is the right place for Beach Road Weekend. "Please consider the huge impact this festival has on our delicate environment and neighbors. It should be held somewhere else."
Today: Here’s your chance to make your very own spectacular Holiday Wreath at a hands-on workshop at the Edgartown library. Sometimes it pays to be crafty. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Pathways hosts this week’s Writing & Poetry session with guest poet Denise Duhamel. Then you take the floor and read some of your own work. At the Chilmark Tavern. Doors open at 6:30, start at 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Some of us wait all year for this one: 20th Annual Holiday Gift Show at Featherstone. You’ll find things you won’t find anywhere else. Paintings, pottery, photos, crafts, jewelry, soaps, dog goods and more. Noon to 4 pm. –C.B.

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

Cheers for chairs
"4 Old English Pine Chairs Painted white $100 or 25 each. Vintage Italian Tole Chandelier $100. Tx/ call 774-451-3129. Will send pics."

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The Barn Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm for lunch, dinner & bowling. Text Barnmv to 508/696/9800 to receive deals & specials.

The Black Dog Bakery Cafe Let us do the cooking for you! Thanksgiving dinner & our famous Bakery-made pies, complete with all the fixin’s.  Order for pickup, ready to be served. Please call The Black Dog Café at 508/696/8190 to place your order. All orders must be placed by Saturday, November 19, 2 pm. Orders must be prepaid. Additional pies & sides available (pre-order only).

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Staying in?
Sometimes we wish we lived at George Brennan’s house. He and his wife whipped up these Burrito Bowls for their son Tom a few years ago. Easy to put together and even easier to put in the microwave, then all you have to do is push "start."

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Salt of the earth
The days of bland and uninspired table salt are gone, and a new era of artisanal salt has taken over. Heidi Feldman and her husband Curtis Friedman were ahead of the game with their business, MV Salt. They’ve got all different kinds of salts to match whatever meal, snack, or beverage you can think of, from their distinctive "naughty" flavored salt, to tastes like blueberry honey and smoked oak. Check out Abby Remer’s story on these seasoned professionals and their special salts.

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