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Gun control?
What is it with police departments and missing firearms? This one is old, but the revelation is news and comes from the pursuit of executive session minutes by reporter Rich Saltzberg. It also calls into question whether incidents involving missing guns are handled in the same manner that they would be if it was a private citizen who reported a gun stolen or missing. Here’s the story. Meanwhile Tisbury has announced its settlement with former Sgt. Kindia Roman. Rich has those details here.
Sunsets and stickers
This is the tale of two select boards. In Chilmark the board discussed how to get visitors safely to Menemsha sunsets now that the VTA has cut back on a key shuttle service between a parking lot and the beach area. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has that story. Meanwhile, on the other side of Menemsha, Aquinnah town leaders aren’t thrilled with communication from the town’s harbormaster. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has those details.

Progress report
A forum was held on the last day of Pride Month at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum to check in with the LGBTQ+ community. While progress has certainly been made with the Island’s first Pride parade, the group acknowledged there is still work to do here and elsewhere, particularly with recent Supreme Court rulings. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo attended the forum and has this story.
The Housing Bank Review Committee meets at 5 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"We’re very fortunate for the freedoms we have. Sometimes we don’t think that we do, but we do."
–Joseph Sollitto, organizer of the Fourth of July parade in Edgartown, commenting on the festivities

Hot Topic Comment
Maureen DeLoach commented on Richie Smith receiving a contract to be the superintendent of schools on MV. "There is no one better than Richie Smith at making clear, logical decisions after evaluating the facts. He is ethical and extremely bright. You can look from coast to coast and not find someone who can do the job better than this good, hardworking, trustworthy man who has given MV most of his professional life."

Hot Topic Letter
Joy Robinson-Lynch would like to see mask mandates reinstated. "When will the health agents do as they promised, follow the data, and reinstate indoor mask mandates?"
Today: Another book I’ve heard great things about: Philip Weinstein’s essay collection "Soul Error." Maybe I’ll have a chance to catch up on my reading in February. Meanwhile, you can see him and hear him talk about the book at Bunch of Grapes. 7 pm.
–Connie Berry

Circuit Arts screens the documentary
"The First Wave," a story about health care workers in Queens where they experienced the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Maybe we could use the reminder. The Grange. 7 pm.
Tomorrow: The amount of really great justice-oriented events we have at our disposal is amazing. Now if we could take time to explore them. The film "Invisible Imprints" is screening at the Tabernacle for free. A troupe of dancers and poets from Boston tour from Jackson, Miss., up to Chicago and make discoveries about racism along the way. 8 pm. C.B.

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

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Dining out?

The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. Text Barnmv to 508/696/9800 to receive deals & specials.

The Dunes Welcome to The Dunes, Martha’s Vineyard’s Only Restaurant at South Beach! Enjoy casual, relaxed dining, refreshing sea breezes, and a fabulous ocean view. Visit us via our spectacular water taxi cruise from Edgartown. Serving breakfast and dinner from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

Farm Neck Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
Stellar intern Anna Nesser gives us this recipe from start to finish. First she went to the IGI Mobile Market then she pulled together this mouth-watering Panzanella Salad using the ingredients she just purchased. What will she think of next?

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Flying high
"Are You a Bird Like Me?",  a children’s book written by Noel Foy and Nicholas Roberto, with illustrations by Colleen Sgroi, details the adventures of a baby bird named Sky. After falling out of her nest, she searches for help getting back up, and ends up meeting many kind, helpful friends along the way — from a squirrel named Nutso to a giraffe named Stretch. Through her travels, Sky realizes how big the world truly is and learns about the amazing things that can happen when people who are not "just like us" work together. Read Abby Remer’s story here to learn more about the authors’ collaborative writing process, and the important messages contained in this heartwarming story surrounding teamwork and the celebration of differences.

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