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Reputation impugned?
Oak Bluffs town administrator Deborah Potter says when the finance committee questioned her dual role with the town her character was impugned. In a showdown with the finance committee Tuesday, the select board backed their town administrator, setting off a back and forth that had the finance committee chair walking out. Reporter Abigail Rosen has that story. And, on a busy night for the board, Abigail also has the more jovial changing of the guard for the police department.
Violations reported
The Field Club’s guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter in the drowning death of a 3-year-old boy was preceded by at least two violations of town health department regulations, according to public records. The club was cited for not using proper floats to delineate the 2-foot mark of the pool. The pool was also cited by the state, after the drowning, for some other infractions. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this update.

Socially responsible
Looks like the folks in Oak Bluffs could learn a thing or two from the students at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School about inclusivity. The school hosted a day-long event last Friday called a Day of Dialogue: A Social Justice Conference, where students explored some of the important issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo spent the day at the event and has this story.

The Tisbury select board meets at 11 am Thursday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"What they are forgetting is that we are in the business of welcoming people to this Island. We have over 100 years of history of welcoming African Americans to Oak Bluffs. If they are going to have a gospel brunch at the Edgartown Yacht Club, of all places, why can we not raise our Juneteenth flag on the Ocean Park flagpole?"–Arthur Hardy-Doubleday, president of the NAACP of Martha’s Vineyard, on the Oak Bluffs select board decision not to hear the request to fly the Juneteenth flag

Hot Topic Comment
Melinda Loberg commented on the story about Stop & Shop’s property being in disrepair. "I remember with great nostalgia the root beer stand that once occupied the building. When you eventually renovate or rebuild, please save room for a couple of taps and a freezer for the mugs! Yummy."

Hot Topic Letter
Leo Convery, who along with his sisters granted land where Eastville Point Beach is located, is disappointed with how the county is treating the property. "This spring it resembled an abandoned industrial park. The part owned by the county is being used as an industrial storage site by the Lynch highway contractors, and the very small parking lot owned by the town of Oak Bluffs is an abandoned pothole center. One description that suits it well over the past 20 years is ‘abandoned and forgotten.'"
Today: Worried about our judicial process? Join the Vineyard Haven library for a book talk about "Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions." It may or may not make you feel better. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I’m thinking about putting down the murder mystery I’m reading to pick up Rob Kagan’s Chappy memoir. He’ll talk about his new book "Noah’s Rejects" at Bunch of Grapes bookstore. 7 pm. You can also read about in Abby Remer's story here.
Tomorrow: Washington Ledesma’s work makes me want to take a vacation to some tropical paradise. Here’s a chance to check it out at his Open Studio in Oak Bluffs. Did I mention there’s the possibility of refreshments? 4 pm. –C.B.

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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.

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 Join us for your next dining outing at our newly renovated bar and café. We have beautiful scenic views from our indoor, and outdoor patio – exquisite menu options including daily seasonal specials, and an abundance of free parking. Lunch daily from 11 am to 5 pm, Dinner Thursday to Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm. Reservations accepted through Open Table or by phone 508-693-3560 ext 1

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Staying in?
Remember that time Connie Berry used puff pastry even though she’s afraid of it? (We know for a fact that she’s also afraid to open a can of biscuits and anything else that reminds her of a Jack-in-the-Box.) She overcame her fears and whipped up this fine recipe: Vegan Mushroom Wellington with Rosemary and Pecans.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and West Tisbury resident Geraldine Brooks recently published her latest novel "Horse," about an enslaved Black man who is also a skilled horse breeder, and how he interacts with the privileged lifestyle of high-society equestrianism. Brooks also introduces us to the contemporary lives of two people working in America — an Australian scientist and a Black academic — and creates an intriguing narrative that intertwines the past and present. Read Jennifer Smith Turner’s story on the exciting new novel here.

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