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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1790, the United States established copyright law. That sounds pretty important for a certain type of industry, one that uses a fair bit of words and paper. By the way, you poetry lovers, Walt Whitman was born today in 1819. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Film Society

At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
Enjoy cinema snacks and relax in one of our reclining chairs in front of the big screen.
Simply sit and immerse yourself. You’ve earned it.

The much anticipated return
Controversial defense attorney Alan Dershowitz will finally be returning to the Chilmark Library after a dramatic back-and-forth last year. Dershowitz has represented some questionable characters in the past, like O.J. Simpson and Jeffrey Epstein. The event will be closed during the talk, and only 25 people will be allowed in. Read more here.
Oak Bluffs is pursuing funding to potentially construct a commercial composting facility, and Tisbury wants in on the action. Although it is uncertain whether grant funding will come through, officials discussed the need to increase the Island’s composting capacity to meet state goals. Get the details here.

Video Special: Students rally for climate
On Thursday, May 25, over 200 Island students from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School gathered at Felix Neck to rally around taking climate action and discussing environmental issues. Check here for a video of the event.

The Tisbury Select Board meets at 4 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the

The Oak Bluffs select board meets jointly with the finance and advisory committee at 5 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee meets at 6 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I’ve defended controversial people … people should not be judged by who they represent. That’s called McCarthyism."— Alan Dershowitz on his upcoming return to the Chilmark Public Library.

Hot Topic Comment
Eric Poehler thinks procedure should be followed when considering the Tisbury Police Department’s proposed patrol boat: "Governments have budgeting processes which are in place to protect the tax paying citizens of this town to circumnavigate financial guidelines is a fool hardy adventure on the high seas."

Hot Topic Letter
Jeremy Berlin writes to us about a successful festival held this past weekend: "As someone from the community, a performer, and an audience member, I want to congratulate Phil Darosa and his team for the job they did organizing and producing the MV Sound music festival."
Today: So glad the M.V. Playhouse has such a stellar lineup. I definitely want to see "The Smuggler," an Irish Repertory Theatre production. Michael Mellamphy stars as the charming Irish bartender in this one-man, one-act play. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

If you’re in the mood for a dramedy, then you’ll want to head to the M.V. Film Center, where they’re screening "You Hurt My Feelings," with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tobias Menzies. I’m putting this on my list too. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I can’t resist artist Washington Ledesma’s colorful, playful ceramics. He’s hosting an Open House at his Oak Bluffs gallery, and I’m in the mood to treat myself. 4 to 6 pm. –C.B.

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

Air supply
"Air conditioners, 4 total. All in good running condition. $75 each. 508-237-8707."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
Dining out?

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 Sweet Life
Open year-round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
How about a dish of sea rockets with a side of dandelion? At this time of year, these wild edibles and others, such as nettles, knotweed, and mustard greens, may be plentiful. Catherine Walthers shared some tips about ten years ago for foraging and preparing them, including a recipe for Watercress, Strawberry, and Feta Salad.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard. The current issue is also available on newsstands around the Island.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man? We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity.

Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Tuesday's contest answer:
Eddie Amaral
Bringin’ the music
The Vineyard is full of talented musicians, and one of them is Peter Halperin. He has been a professional musician and songwriter since he was young, playing in New York City clubs in the 1970’s. He can play several genres, and now performs at his Woodstove Studio, where community and music resounds. Come and read about the experiences of this Island musician.

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