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Four vie for Gomez’s seat
A forum hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard League of Women Voters this week gave the four Tisbury select board candidates a chance to tell voters why they’d be the best pick for replacing Larry Gomez — who, because of health issues, left the seat vacant. Whoever gets elected at the town’s special election, which will be held on Jan. 24, will be completing Gomez’s three-year term. On May 9, the seat will be open for election again. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
A Common goal
After going through several hoops, the Meshacket Commons affordable housing project was approved by the Edgartown zoning board of appeals. During the Wednesday afternoon public hearing, there were no objections to the proposed project although some questions were raised. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Forrest in uniform
The Tisbury select board has acquired an up-Island cop for the town's down-Island police department and also managed to get an employee who resigned to keep working. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the details.

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Glorious views spanning over Nashaquitsa and Menemsha Pond to the Vineyard Sound and Elizabeth Islands. This sweet Vineyard home is situated up high overlooking open meadows, old stone walls with multiple views to the Atlantic Ocean. Located in beloved Blacksmith Valley and enjoyed by the same family for over sixty years -this is a rare opportunity. With 3.6 acres of open, rolling land, classic Chilmark stonewalls and beach plum bushes, this charming 5 bedroom home with an existing pool, sits on a ridge and offers views from Noman's Land to the Edgartown shoreline. The property also includes a garage for vehicle and boat storage at the edge of the property. Squibnocket Beach is around the corner as well as an opportunity to join Zack's Cliffs for Blacksmith Valley residents.
Quote of the Day
"I thought, wait a minute; that beautiful theater that I saw, that beautiful space, is going to be filled with people just running town business? That somehow seems an odd response."
–Stephen E. Cornell on his
dismay over the current state of the Katharine Cornell Memorial Theater

Hot Topic Comment
Steve Whalen commented on our story about Oak Bluffs moving to ban the sale of nips in liquor stores: "Why can’t we apply a deposit on the bottles? Five cents probably not enough to dramatically reduce litter, but 25 cents would do the trick I would think."

Hot Topic Letter
Carolyn Henderson, trustee and building fund clerk for the Vineyard Haven Public Library, wrote a letter thanking the Luce Playreaders for their recent performance at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center: "Bravos and a hearty thank-you to the Luce Playreaders for a superb performance of ‘I and You’ to benefit the Vineyard Haven Public Library building fund."
Today: Table Tennis is on tap tonight at the MVRHS cafeteria. Come to learn the game or improve the skills you already have. I’m a little rusty, but maybe it’s like getting on a bicycle and it will all come back to me. 5 to 8 pm. –Connie Berry

The Oak Bluffs library offers Winter Crafts in January. Make salves with Bloom Wellness tonight. Salves. I’ve always liked that word, you know with the silent "l" and all. 5 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Island Alpaca Walk and Talk is a good option on an off-season morning. I think I’d like to walk and talk with an Alpaca. I like the idea of a one-sided conversation. 11 am. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
For a healthy snack or side dish that kids can help prepare, check the recipe from Island Grown Schools for Carrot, Cranberry, and Apple Slaw. Your family can be creative with the ingredients and add a little of this and that to their heart's content.

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Paul Karasik

A passion for his craft
Lucas Ostinato has a fascinating story behind his introduction to his musical career. Born in Brazil, Ostinato (formerly known as Lucas Andrade), started teaching people to play music, and is now a multi-instrumentalist who is gaining wide acclaim. On the Island, Ostinato serves as the worship leader at the Alliance Community Church, and continues to develop his ministry and run his music school — called Andrade Music School. Read freelance writer Ray Whitaker’s intriguing story on the up-and-coming artist here.

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