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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Whoops! We goofed in yesterday’s intro. James Brady, of course, was the press secretary for President Ronald Reagan as several of our astute readers pointed out. Welcome to the last month of 2022. On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks ignited a bus boycott after she was jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man in violation of the segregation law in Montgomery, Alabama. Today is National Pie Day. We’ll need a slice or two to ease our pain at making that dumb mistake yesterday. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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More charges
The trickle of news continues in the investigation into an armed bank robbery at the Rockland Trust on Nov. 17. On Thursday, Miquel A. Jones was due to be arraigned on elevated charges of armed and masked bank robbery and conspiracy. The arraignment never happened, but Jones will be in court on Dec. 16. Meanwhile, a second man in custody in Connecticut is still awaiting extradition to Massachusetts. Here’s that story.
Charged atmosphere
The Vineyard Transit Authority went before the West Tisbury select board on Wednesday seeking a place to locate a charging station for its growing fleet of electric buses. But they met some resistance because of the impact it would have on open space located on Music Street. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

Historical question
The Tisbury select board met in joint session with the West William Street Historic District Commission and the Tisbury Historic Commission on Wednesday. The meeting covered several topics, including the commission’s request for access to the town’s attorney in making decisions. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story. Meanwhile, the town of Tisbury was found in violation of the state’s Open Meeting Law for its failure to release minutes involving the dismissal of police Officer Mark Santon. Rich also has this story.
There are no meetings scheduled for Friday.
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Quote of the Day
"I think the appeal speaks for itself. We believe the commission got it half-right." –Richard Gross, attorney for Aquinnah select board member Gary Haley, on the decision to appeal a ruling by the state Ethics Commission that Haley violated the state’s conflict of interest law

Hot Topic Comment
Tom Pallas had one word to describe the opening of the overnight homeless shelter. "Hallelujah!"

Hot Topic Letter
Ralph Friedman wrote in response to our story on the ferry, Islander. "I thoroughly enjoyed your article on the SSA Islander (‘Showing some love for the tub,’ Nov. 23). For most of my Monday-through-Friday commuting for almost 40 years, we commuters counted on the Islander getting us to work and back to the Island."
Tonight: It’s Dec. 1 and a trip to the Gatchell Holiday Lights is in order — more than 20,000 lights. Park the car and get out and walk around, and bring a nonperishable food item or donation for the Island Food Pantry. After sunset. –Connie Berry

The MVRHS Performing Arts department hosts a free
Music Concert at the PAC with chorus and orchestra ensembles, also including the Minnesingers, the new percussion ensemble, and the M.V. Big Band. 6:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Pathways Arts hosts the virtual Gray Matters Discussion Group for seniors 65 and older. Share the ups and downs of aging (one of mine is that I have trouble getting up and down). 10 am. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
Avocado Egg Salad sounds great tonight, either on toast or a bed of lettuce with some toppings. It’s perfect for the Times’ kitchen because we’ve got some avocados that are ripe and ready.

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Lighting the way
Martha’s Vineyard has a fascinating and extensive maritime history, and a major part of that history is the lighthouses that dot the coastline: The West Chop Lighthouse, the East Chop Lighthouse, the Gay Head Ligthouse, the Edgartown Lighthouse, and the Cape Poge Lighthouse all served as beacons to ships indicating safe harbors (they still fulfull this purpose). Writer Amelia Smith points out the unique designs and histories of each lighthouse in this story.
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