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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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With IHT’s help a year-round homeowner downsized and stayed on the Island and two Vineyard families purchased year-round affordable homes. Watch to see how we did it! You can help build more urgently needed affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard. Click here to donate now.
Winds of change
In another milestone move for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project, the company will now own and operate a home base on the Island located at the Tisbury Marine Terminal. Ralph Packer of RM Packer Co. sold the property to Vineyard Wind 1 for just north of $4 million, according to a deed filed with the Dukes County Registry of Deeds. Packer will reserve the right of first offer, if Vineyard Wind 1 plans to sell the property at any point. Additionally, Vineyard Wind 1 isn’t allowed to run marine barge or fuel services without Packer’s consent. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo brings us this report.
(Don’t) make some noise
Martha’s Vineyard Airport is trying to better understand its audible impact, and it is looking for people to comprise its noise study action committee. One of the towns asked to search for a representative is West Tisbury. Airport director Geoff Freeman told The Times this study will provide the "hard facts" rather than a reliance on anecdotal evidence. It’s also a way for the airport to be a good neighbor to nearby residents. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Rape hearing put on hold
A probable cause hearing on serious charges brought by the Tisbury Police Department has been rescheduled a second time. In September, Chad Atkinson, 33, pleaded not guilty to the rape and kidnapping of a teenager. He was released on $20,000 bail. Atkinson will have to wait until March for the hearing. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday. Here is the agenda.

The Aquinnah select board meets at 4 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda

There is a joint meeting with the Chilmark select board and the Chilmark Zoning Board of Appeals 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"My situation is that to apply for solar, the process is a little — I’ve learned this going into it — it’s guesswork. You put in an application and Eversource comes back with their answer, but they don’t give you a lot of details."
Michael Benjamin on converting to solar energy

Hot Topic Comment
Dan Waters responds to the Katharine Cornell Theater conundrum: "During the pandemic, Tisbury took over one of the Island’s most important cultural spaces and used it for bureaucratic functions. The pandemic is now in retreat and the Island is starving for community and artistic life. It’s time the town got its soul back."

Hot Topic Letter
Stephen E. Cornell writes about Tisbury officials’ interpretation of his godmother’s wishes: "I regret that Town administrative staff have to work in cramped spaces, but administrative convenience hardly justifies a net reduction in community quality of life. How is this good public service? And how does it in any way respect Katharine Cornell’s wishes, generosity, and memory?"
Today: I love old movies, and I’m happy to say this one was made even before I was born. Barely. "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon screens at the M.V. Playhouse’s Monday Night at the Movies. $5 cash. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Join Niki Patton for the virtual Online Writers Read. They love their original home at the West Tisbury library, but this allows you to gather remotely with this group. Bring original work to read, or just listen in. 6:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: The Oak Bluffs library offers Donna Jancsy’s American Sign Language Class. Another skill on my ever-growing bucket list. I better get started on some of these things. 1 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
For a healthy start to the new year, try the family-friendly recipe for Kale Chips, shared by Island Grown Schools. The key to tasty leaves? It's all in the massage.

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Do something different in 2023
Resolutions for the upcoming year can be daunting, so much so that the entire prospect of changing anything about your daily life can become overwhelming and fall to the wayside. But Nancy Slonim Aronie reminds us in her latest Writing from the Heart to not be so hard on ourselves. Start small, and reward yourself for each little step forward that you take. Read the piece here, and remember, resolutions should be goals instead of obligations.
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