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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It’s National Big Wind Day and it’s also National Grilled Cheese Day. We’re not sure how those go together. On this day a year ago, the Island was facing a serious worker shortage because of limited access to workers on foreign visas. This year appears to be a little different on that front, though time will tell if there are enough employees to go around. If you’re in Edgartown, West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs or Tisbury, don’t forget to go to town meeting tonight and watch our website for how people voted. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Martha's Vineyard Bank

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Virtual summit
Officials from Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard built a bridge via Zoom on Monday night to talk about a bill filed on the Steamship Authority by state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, and state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro. While there was more discussion about the lack of process involved in the bill, there were very few objections to the chief operating officer that the bill calls for and that has since been approved by the SSA board. There was some pushback to the term limits that the legislation would impose on SSA board members. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Town meeting Tuesday
Don’t forget voters in West Tisbury, Edgartown, Tisbury, and Oak Bluffs, tonight is town meeting. All four towns will decide on whether to support the housing bank proposal. Each individual town also has its list of items, as well. We’ll have reporters at each meeting to bring you the latest. Meanwhile, the Edgartown select board reduced its quorum ahead of tonight’s meeting. Reporter Abigail Rosen has that story.

Big land deal
There are 40 acres in West Tisbury that are off the market. In a combination deal, Thomas Bena’s new nonprofit Stillpoint is purchasing 14 acres that includes a barn. The barn will be used as a community meeting place. Meanwhile, the Land Bank will preserve the remainder of the 40 acres. The deal was announced on Tuesday and is expected to close later this month. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the details.
The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"Everything he did was straightforward, honest. He did a great job with the historic commission for a long time and anything else he ever did. He was fantastic on the school building committee. Harold kept things moving, didn’t let us get bogged down. He did a great job."–Former Tisbury select board member Jim Rogers on the death of Harold Chapdelaine

Hot Topic Comment
Brian Athearn commented on the need for a moped rental ban on the Island. "We have had this conversation for 20 years. How many people have lost legs, arms and lives in those 20 years? We have had enough talk, enough committees and meetings."

Hot Topic Letter
Marie Doubleday wrote on behalf of the Oak Bluffs Democratic Town Committee to underscore their support for the housing bank. "The crisis of affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard is a crisis for all of us. Because of a lack of housing that people with ordinary incomes can afford, we have difficulty supporting our friends and neighbors, and all whose work on the Island allows us to live here in the place we love. Unless we act now, this critical shortage of housing will only worsen."
Today: Join Andrew Bunting, vice president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, as he shares the transformation of his front yard into a gravel garden. Polly Hill Arboretum offers this virtual event from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Free for Polly Hill members, $10 for nonmembers. –Lucas Thors

Pathways Arts presents an open writing and poetry series from 7 to 9 pm. The floor will open with readings for poets and writers. Attendance is both in-person at the Chilmark Tavern and live via Zoom. Guest poet Gail Mazur will read from her collection of poetry. –L.T.
Tomorrow: What does the future of offshore wind mean for the Vineyard? ACE MV invites members of the public to a brief information session at Sweet Bites Café from 4 to 5 pm on the Offshore Wind Technician Certification Program. ACE MV provides the information session in partnership with Bristol Community College. Participants will train for a career in the field of renewable energy. –L.T.
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Staying in?
It's high season for asparagus, so for ideas on how to fix up this mighty vegetable, check the recipe shared by Nevette Previd for street-style Grilled Asparagus Esquite. The creamy topping may put a spring in your step.

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Monday’s answer:  Ted Morgan and Darrell Pinkston

Martial plans
Want to get your kicks? Well there are plenty of martial arts options at Blitz Fitness in Tisbury. They also have classes for all different age groups. For children, it’s a way to learn respect and responsibility. Neila Silva, a jiujitsu instructor, told our reporter Lucas Thors, "the world just seems a lot easier to take on after training." You can read more of the story here.

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