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Today is September 11, a day every American remembers as when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Thousands of people were killed in the attacks. The Island, and the rest of the nation, holds onto the promise to never forget the tragedy that befell on this date. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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The Derby begins
The opening bell of the derby sounded on Sunday morning, signaling the beginning of the 78th annual derby. A total of 242 fish caught by anglers of all ages were weighed in by staff on the tournament’s first day. The Island’s premier fishing tournament will wrap up Oct. 14 at 9 pm, with an award ceremony for the anglers with the biggest fish the next day. Read more here.
Summertime slowdown?
Business leaders from the Chamber and local associations say that travel was down somewhat this summer on the Island compared to the post-pandemic boom years, with many suggesting that the reopening of Europe to travel and bad weather in June were contributing factors. Some suggested that new, higher mooring fees in Oak Bluffs may have also slowed travel to the area. Read our coverage here.

‘Menace’ in OB
One man was arrested in Oak Bluffs on Saturday for allegedly driving drunk, among other charges. During the incident, the man caused injuries and property damage in the campgrounds area. Witnesses told The Times about chaos that ensued because of the driver. Get the details here.

The Oak Bluffs Select Board meets at 4:30 pm on Tuesday. In-person at Oak Bluffs Town Hall with hybrid access. Here is the

The Chilmark Select Board meets at 5 pm on Tuesday. In-person at Chilmark Town Hall. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"In a forest setting, we are not taking any active measures. The nematode is new. No one quite knows what to do with it, so we’re taking a very passive approach."
— Adam Moore, President of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation,
on a disease that is having dire consequences on American beech trees across the country, and on the Vineyard

Hot Topic Comment
"The proliferation of micro plastic is a problem. The expectation of playing on a plastic field by the sport world is a problem, and is forcing our school committee and coaches to understandably want one for our MVRHS athletes. It’s a vicious cycle of who has one of these fields and who doesn’t. Communities and athletes are starting to rejects plastic turf. Unfortunately we have found ourselves on the precipice of this debate."
— Rebekah ElDeiry comments on a Land Court judge siding with the schools over an appeal regarding a turf field at the high school

Hot Topic Letter
Peter Pfluger writes to us about a possible option for how to recycle wind turbine parts:
"Although, I have an idea that may pacify Trump’s cult and the anti-offshore wind farm gang by addressing the relatively insignificant issue of how to recycle or put these 20-year-old, large wind farm blades to good use. Drum Roll…….wait for it…….. Use them to build this monstrous and colossally stupid wall for Trump’s cult."

Today: Try a little Slow Flow Yoga (with baby pygmy goats) at Native Earth Teaching Farm. For ages 13 and up. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Writers Read meets online today, with members and new visitors reading a short piece they’ve written, followed by an optional (and kind) critique. Free and open to everyone. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Sweetness for families over at the West Tisbury library with a folk music concert by Little Roots. Is there anything better than dancing families? I don’t think so. 3:30 pm. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
For inspirational tips on making healthy snacks for at home, in a lunch bag, or hiking on the Island trails, check Jan Buhrman's Fruit Leathers recipe, along with other ideas for using a food dehydrator, including vegetable chips, tea leaves, dried tomatoes, jerky strips, trail mix, and much more.

Does your family have a recipe to share with the community? 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.

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Friday's contest answer:
Pamela Danz
Feeling the Fest
M.V. Sound Fest, an event with several reggae and local bands, was held over Labor Day weekend at the Cove in Vineyard Haven. The vibe was relaxed and there were lots of families, babies, and elders enjoying the show. Crooked Coast and Anthony B were among the headliners. Photographer Dena Porter captured the vibe, available here.

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