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Rose and a thorn
Through an Open Meeting Law request for minutes, The Times has learned new details in an investigation of the town’s billing practices for off-Island ambulance services by the FBI. Included in the minutes is the allegation that the former Oak Bluffs Fire Chief John Rose may have committed fraud and the revelation that the town paid nearly a half a million dollars in legal fees during the investigation. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Attainable housing
You’ve heard of affordable housing. Well, on Thursday night, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission spoke about "attainable housing." The concept is building housing that would be available to people who have what would be considered good income off-Island, but that income puts them out of the housing market and their earning levels are too high for affordable housing. The commission also discussed some demolitions and an abutter’s letter that was left out of the public record on the Island Autism project. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Always and forever
PFAS was back on the minds of Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commissioners on Thursday as Tetra Tech official Ron Myrick presented a pilot program to go after the source of contamination at the airport, which has traveled into a nearby neighborhood. Myrick pointed out that it’s been four years since PFAS contamination was discovered and attributed to firefighting foam used to put out jet engine fires. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.


The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Up-Island Regional School Committee meets at 5 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"It feels to me like there has been a line that’s been crossed in terms of when people are considering their neighbors."–Marc Rosenbaum advocating for noise restrictions in West Tisbury

Hot Topic Comment
Grant Hughes commented on the story about a woman attempting to stop the removal of oak trees at Tisbury School. "If one of those trees with rot fell down and hit a student and teacher there would be full outrage that the school committee and town departments didn’t take care of things. Should have already been done and thank you for doing what is right for a change."

Hot Topic Letter
John Merrow wrote about the idea of allowing students to play a role in making the rules in a classroom and how that might lead to some better results for teachers. "I am partial to classrooms where the children and their teacher spent some time at the beginning of the year deciding what the rules should be, and figuring out what sort of classroom they want to spend their year in. I watched that process more than a few times."
Today: The M.V. Bank hosts an opening reception for the Exhibit: The Art of Martha’s Vineyard Great Ponds at its Chimark branch. Beautiful reminder of what we don’t want to lose. 5:30 pm.
–Connie Berry

Do not forget to send your entries for the Islandwide Garden Competition. Follow the instructions and send us photos of your beautiful gardens. Amateurs are definitely allowed. Anytime. –C.B.

This weekend: Mollie Doyle leads an early morning Yoga Class at the Yard Saturday at 7 am. This is how you get up and get your exercise done first thing so you don’t have to worry about it. Union Chapel hosts a Day of Service from 9 am to noon. Meet at the Tabernacle and then go out into the community to lend a helping hand. The Fabulists Theater for Children offers great entertainment for the whole family. Tisbury Amphitheater. 10 am. Featherstone has a remarkable exhibit up, "Imagine." It highlights historical and contemporary African American artists. 10 am to 4 pm. You must check out the 20th Annual M.V. African American Film Festival. All screenings take place at the M.V. Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs. 11 am to 9:30 pm. Join the recovery community at the Red House for Brunch and Fellowship. 11:30 am to 1 pm. The Edgartown Bookstore hosts a Book Signing and Author Talk with the authors of "Are You a Bird Like Me?" Noel Foy and Nicholas Roberto. 2 to 4 pm. Peter Halperin plays "Beethoven’s 27th Squared" at the West Tisbury library. I have intel that it’s going to be amazing. 3:30 pm. Check out the "Age of Aquarius" art show at the Cleopatra Lounge in Vineyard Haven. Beaded mannequins by Jacqueline Baer, paintings by Gretchen Baer and Shelagh Hackett, plus DJ Jamie Alley. 5 to 9 pm. A catered reception with executive producer Henry Louis Gates Jr., will follow the screening of "Frederick Douglass in Five Speeches" at Circuit Arts at the Grange Hall. 7 pm.

There’s an Up-Island Pottery Sale on Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. Do not tell my daughter, because she would buy everything. Sunday’s guest preacher at the Federated Church is the Rev. Emma Brewer-Wallin, minister for environmental and economic justice of Southern New England Conference United Church of Christ. She’ll lead a short workshop after the service on "Green Church — Next Steps." 9:30 to 11 am. The annual Friends of the West Tisbury Library Book Sale is still going on at the library. Perfect thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. 12 to 4 pm. Music on the Rock #2 is happening at the mini golf in Vineyard Haven. There is actually a lot of space behind the golf set up and it’s pretty perfect for concerts. 3 to 10 pm. I think this is the best way to end the weekend: Featherstone’s Anonymous Art Exhibit. You browse all the small works of art, but you don’t know who the artist is. I went once and it was pretty great. 5:30 to 7 pm. –C.B.

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

Peeping at Toms
"Three-pairs-of-Toms. All size 13-new in box! Alpargata natural canvas-$20. Baja oxford tan canvas-$20. Carlson black leather-$30. Helix bocce-set (8 balls included)-$15. 508-613-7229."

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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 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?
When you’re looking for recipes for all those summer tomatoes coming in, try Tina Miller’s Open-Face BLT with Basil Mayo or her Potluck Heirloom Tomato Salad. You’ll love them both. A BLT has never looked so good.

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Finger-pickin’ good
Features editor Connie Berry recently got the chance to speak with the legendary Jim Kweskin, founder of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Kweskin is an "uncle" to local musician Rose Guerin, and he’ll be performing at The Loft on Tuesday, August 16, at 7 pm with the Medicine Show band opening with special guest Kate Taylor. Read Berry’s recent story here.

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