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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Martha's Vineyard Film Society

Day off!
There is a reason why the Tisbury select board promoted two sergeants last week and it wasn’t all roses and sunshine. Sgt. Jeff Day, who had been on paid leave for unspecified reasons, resigned from the department. Day has been at the center of controversies, including falsely arresting a man because his "distinctive gait" led Day to believe it was a man wanted by the police. Reporter Rich Saltzberg, who has been uncovering some of the travails of Day with public records requests, has this story.
MVRHS next steps
The MVRHS school committee is considering an appeal of the decision by the Oak Bluffs planning board to reject a special permit allowing a synthetic turf field as part of the project. In a split vote, the committee tentativelys scheduled an executive session for Monday to discuss the option with their attorney. Some members appeared ready to move on with grass fields. Reporter Lucas Thors has this update.

Courting voters
Rob Galibois announced his run for district attorney in January, but on Tuesday he officially kicked off his campaign on Martha’s Vineayrd at the Edgartown courthouse followed by a reception at The Wharf. Galibois spoke a little about his plans for the DA’s office should he get elected, and called for an independent investigation into a case where DA Michael O’Keefe has a conflict. Editor George Brennan has this story.
The All Island School Committee meets at 6:30 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"What’s our plan for talking to the community about this big change, for informing people? Because I think we have a lot of education ahead of us if we’re going to try to not have a huge backlash when we present this to the town at special town meeting." –Reade Milne, a member of the Tisbury School Building Committee, on the school project being over budget

Hot Topic Comment
Sean Comerford commented on the MV Woods Hole striking the WHOI dock in thick fog. "From a seasoned boater; the pilot/captain as skilled as they may be are dealing with not just fog but wind. The side of these ferries act like sails. The area where the boat hit the dock is very tight. GPS May tell you your Lat/Lon but it doesn’t tell you a 30 KT gust is going to blow you into a pier!! The response time of this ferry is not even in the same book of Physics as a jet landing on a 2.5 mile runway. You can’t compare a Corvette to a bicycle!!!"

Hot Topic Letter
Sam Berlow wrote to thank the bystanders and the first responders who rescued his 97-year-old mother from her burning home. "In the catastrophe that this house fire was, all the best-right things happened, thanks to those first responders and helpers. Marge was safe. Her caretaker was safe. Neighbors’ homes went unscathed."
Today: Poet Donald Nitchie leads this Build It, Build It Better Poetry Workshop via the Edgartown library. Share your work and make it even better. 4:30 to 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The Oak Bluffs library gives us a monthly virtual BIPOC Voices Book Discussion with facilitators Kharma I. Finley-Wallace and Allyson Malik. Everyone’s welcome. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Charter School hosts Brazilian Family Resource Night with a panel discussion, community resources, a potluck and more. Lots of nonprofits represented. 6 to 9 pm. –C.B.

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

Carpet, bag it
"For Sale 3 Pottery Barn, 9X12, 2 rust and beige, 1 sage and beige wool carpets. Oriental style. Excellent condition. 508-693-6453."

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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.

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Staying in?
Try this tasty Black Bean and Rice Salad. Connie Berry says she likes to bring it to work, but then she never shares it. She does the same thing with her beef jerky.

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Becoming ‘Dreamtina’
Island-born singer/songwriter Charlotte Rose Benjamin has always been passionate about music. When she was young, she considered herself very shy, but was always ready to perform in front of people — whether atop a table at a restaurant surrounded by strangers, or in the living room in front of her parents. Now, Benjamin has released her debut album "Dreamtina," and it’s already seeing success. Assistant features editor Lucas Thors spoke with Benjamin about the album, and the path she continues to travel toward her artistic aspirations. Read the story of the young artist here.

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