Now that you have made many decisions about your Thanksgiving turkey, let me tell you a thing or two about the bird you are going to demolish.
Vineyard public schools will see a full-time director hired for the English language learners program in the coming year, under a $5.8 million budget for the school superintendent. The all-Island school committee voted 11-3 to approve the shared services budget last Thursday.
The Edgartown National Bank was awarded the coveted rank of “outstanding” under the Community Reinvestment Act, a rare achievement for an Island bank. Loans and other assistance to affordable housing groups helped to boost the ranking.
Herbert F. Slater of Menemsha died on Nov. 21 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. at Abel’s Hill Cemetery in Chilmark, followed by a reception at the Chilmark Community Center. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Gazette.
The rivalry game between the Vineyard and Nantucket football teams ended in victory for the Vineyarders, who defeated the Whalers 21-7 in a rough, penalty-filled game. Junior running back Jacob Cardoza scored two touchdowns.

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