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Answering the call
The West Tisbury select board pondered a possible bonus for Jennelle Gadowski who rose to the occasion during the migrant situation last month. Gadowski filled in for emergency management director Russell Hartenstine and ended up working more than 30 hours in an effort to assist the migrants. While the select board appreciates Gadowski’s efforts, they feared setting a precedent with a bonus payment and took no vote. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Needs improvement
Massachusetts gets a "C" for treating rheumatic disease. Not good enough, for sure. Find out why the grade didn’t come as a surprise to Cindy Trish, executive director of Healthy Aging MV,  and what steps Martha’s Vineyard Hospital takes to make sure patients with rheumatic disease on the Island get the care they deserve. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

Electing to change
The Dukes County Commission, after a couple of months of trying and failing to find a replacement for the county treasurer, wants to make the position appointed in the future, and to open the pool of candidates beyond the county. While the commission voted to approve the change, it will also require the endorsement of county voters. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.
There are no meetings scheduled for Friday.
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Quote of the Day
"I was just going to say, Well, there’s one day we can’t really collaborate too much, but the other 364 days, we should really work together more." –Nantucket select board chair Jason Bridges referring to the Island Cup rivalry between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard high school football teams

Hot Topic Comment
Tim Johnson commented on the situation involving Joe Capobianco at Good Shepherd Parish. "There are many on this island that only know Joe for the wonderful things he has done on behalf of the community. His efforts will be missed, but never forgotten."

Hot Topic Letter
James Malkin, the Vineyard’s representative on the Steamship Authority board, wrote to alert Vineyarders to some votes that spared them paying more for ferry service. "... As Islanders have had issues booking vehicle space off and back on the Island, the SSA has doubled the trips available for early booking under the Headstart program, which opens to Islanders prior to other travelers — rather than five trips, as in the past, this year there will be 10 trips available; this will help for preplanning off-Island travel."
Today: Cook with Chef Look at the Edgartown library tonight. He really caught my eye with this one: Elote Panzanella Salad (Mexican Street Corn Bread Salad). I will try a good panzanella any day of the week, and if you add street corn that only makes it better. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Something strange is happening at the Oak Bluffs library. There’s a mad scientist who’s trying to turn everyone into werewolves and they need you to help unlock the antidote during
Escape the Library. Don’t let them down. I’m afraid of werewolves. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Join your friends and neighbors at the Niantic Park Pickleball Courts, where you can learn how to play the game. All ages are welcome, but do wear non-slip athletic shoes. They can provide equipment for up to 10 people. Free. 9 to 11 am. –C.B.

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Staying in?
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Providing a voice
Of the 2.5 billion children in the world, one out of two lacks the basic fundamentals of a decent life — whether it’s food, clean water, housing, safety, or access to education. Len Morris has dedicated his life to advocacy for underserved and disadvantaged youth around the world with the Island-based company Media Voices for Children. Morris’ work highlights the tragedies of child labor, climate change, and the impacts that developed nations are having on the world. Read Abby Remer’s story on the powerful initiative here.

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