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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Chilmark’s annual town meeting may be done, but we’ve still got more to come. Tisbury is holding its annual meeting and a special one tonight. The other is Aquinnah’s special meeting, which is happening tomorrow. If you live in either of these towns, check out the warrant articles and go vote! In other news, we must offer a sincere apology to Barbra Streisand for spelling her name incorrectly yesterday in this space. Doh! Hopefully she’ll see this and forgive us. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Rockland Trust

Chilmark protests field lawsuit
Voters at town meeting in Chilmark rejected the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School proposed budget last night, becoming the second town on the Island to do so. If Tisbury or Aquinnah votes the same, the school would have to come back with a new budget. Tisbury is meeting tonight. Aquinnah town meeting isn’t until May. Read how the vote went down in Chilmark here.
Meeting House decision upheld
A years-long legal battle between the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and developers of the proposed Meeting House development in Edgartown finally came to an end Tuesday, when a superior court judge ruled in favor of the MVC, upholding the regional planning agency’s decision. Here's that story. Meanwhile, litigation over the commission’s conditional approval of housing units geared toward the Island's elderly has also just recently reached a conclusion. That one was less favorable for the commission. Here’s that story.

Aquinnah special town meeting
Aquinnah will hold a special town meeting tomorrow. Voters could decide to officially recognize Juneteenth, Cranberry Day, and Indigenous Peoples' Day. They will not be addressing the turf field, at least tonight. But they are asking for voter approval to fund a portion of a high school feasibility study. Get a look at our preview here.

The West Tisbury Select Board will be meeting at 4:30 pm on Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

Aquinnah will be holding a special meeting at the Aquinnah Town Hall at 7 pm on Wednesday. In-person. Here is the warrant.

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Quote of the Day
"If you’re asking two weeks ago, we were okay to go through the summer. After last week, we’re scrambling to figure out what we can do."
— SSA General Manager Robert Davis on the
ferry operations’ acute staffing shortage.

Hot Topic Comment
"Create more housing. We are turning into vacation island which won’t be much fun if we don’t have people to provide valuable goods and services."
— Tammy King writes about the
Vineyard Chamber of Commerce advocating at the nation’s capital.

Hot Topic Letter
"I’m writing to express frustration regarding unproven innuendo that Terry Donahue raised in his letter to the editor. He wrote that Mr. Hopkins, Oak Bluffs Planning Board chairperson, won’t end the lawsuit 'not because of a danger to the aquifer, but for personal reasons.'"
— Susan Desmarais
writes in defense of the planning board and its decision to reject a synthetic turf field at MVRHS.

Today: Check out the presentation From the Hays Code to X-Rated Movies: A History of Hollywood Censorship at the Edgartown library. Maybe our friends in Tennessee will enjoy this Zoom event. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

It’s time for Tuesday Night Trivia at Town Bar and Grill, so if you’re looking for a teammate to take care of all those questions about "Bewitched" and "Matlock," hit me up. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Wondering about how to sign up for Medicare? I know I am. Mary Leddy from Vineyard Health Care Access explains it all at this Understanding Medicare Workshop at MVRHS. There’s a small cost involved, but if it helps you understand the red tape, it might be worth it. 5:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Sleep on it
"Calling All Campers. 2 adult sleeping bags $25/each. 1 child sleeping bag $20. All in like new condition. 561-629-3726."

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Staying in?
With the history of an Island diet centering on food from local farms and the surrounding sea, this was exemplified when Melinda Fager shared recipes ten years ago for Smoked Bluefish, Seafood Chowder, Stuffed Quahogs, and Wasque Wild Blueberry Pie, which are from her book, "Living off the Sea: On the Island of Chappaquiddick."

Do you have a recipe to share that uses local ingredients? Send it to us, along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory if you have one, to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this woman? Submit your best guess to within 24 hours and check the next Minute for the correct answer. We’ll throw all winning guesses into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 Lift certificate to an Island business or $100 to go toward an Island charity of their choice. For previous Do You Knows, see our archive.

Monday’s contest answer:
George Santos
‘Textures and patterns’
A new exhibit at Featherstone Center for the Arts works with the loose theme of "Textures and Patterns" in order to include a multitude of mediums. The gallery includes 120 works that utilize different inspirations and methods of expression, such as stained glass, paper, ceramic, mosaic, beads, precious metals, encaustic (colored clays or pigments mixed with hot wax), found objects, wood, gouache, India ink, and much more. Read the story here, and stop by Featherstone through May 7 to check out the wide-ranging display.

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