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Passing the buck
No matter what you call it — American Legion Memorial Bridge, Big Bridge, or ‘Jaws’ Bridge — the span is the responsibility of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. But when it comes to jumping off the bridge, MassDOT has washed its hands of any culpability with its signs. In a letter to the towns highlighted at Wednesday’s Dukes County Commission meeting, the state said it’s up to Island communities to enforce it. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the story and you can read the letter here.
Closing time
On Thursday, the state Ethics Commission heard closing arguments in the case of Gary Haley, the Aquinnah select board member accused of taking a town contract and overpaying himself for the job. Haley’s attorney argued that there was no contract and that the case against his client was not proven, while the ethics commission attorney called Haley’s defense "excuses." The case was taken under advisement by the commission. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Pointed discussion
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission discussed several projects on Thursday, including the Meshacket Commons affordable housing project in Edgartown and Stillpoint in West Tisbury. While commissioners fully understood the Meshacket proposal, there were lots of questions about what exactly is planned at Stillpoint. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story. Meanwhile, in West Tisbury, the zoning board vowed more discussion about a couple of wedding venues. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.
The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The MVRHS school committee meets at 6 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"It was amazing. Everybody just stopped what they were doing and looked for them. I don’t think that would happen anywhere else."
–Sarah Doyle on her two donkeys — Tony and Anne — getting loose and the help she received from the community in searching for them

Hot Topic Comment
John Ronstadt responded to our story on James Malkin’s appearance before the MVC. "How could James Malkin, considering these comments he makes as quoted, possibly justify an 11% raise and glowing praise to the GM?"

Hot Topic Letter
Ted Jochsberger responded to another letter writer regarding those who serve on West Tisbury boards. "Having served on a number of committees, I am well aware of how much hard work and how many long hours go into serving. Yes, some people receive small stipends (not enough to make anyone wealthy), but most are unpaid volunteers. They join committees and boards to help make the town a better place to live. If the writer believes that some (or all) committees are derelict, he is welcome to volunteer or apply for membership."
Today: While the International Film Festival is going on at the Film Center, be sure to check out the gorgeous and colorful artwork of Alejandro Carreño, originally from Havana. The Film Center opens at 4 pm for screenings. –Connie Berry

Try a Moonrise Kayak Tour of Sengekontacket Pond tonight with Felix Neck. I’m loving the cooler weather, checking out the condition of my sweaters and trying to find mates for all my socks. Kayaking by the light of the moon sounds wonderful. 5:30 pm. –C.B.

This weekend: This is it — your last chance of the year to get to the Chilmark Flea Market 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. Kites will be flying all day at Ocean Park for the M.V. Wind Festival. There are tons of prizes too. Starts at 10:30 am. Not to bum your (kite) high, as they used to say, but  Talking Ticks with the Experts is going on at the Edgartown library. 10:30 am. The Irving Petlin Pastels Open Studio has been extended, so you have a second chance to view the work in Chilmark. 11 am to 4 pm. The Red House sober living community offers Addiction in the Family alternating Saturdays. 1 pm. It’s also Fossil Day at Union Chapel on Saturday. Check out the fossils on display there or bring something for the experts to ID. Free for the whole family. 2 to 6 pm. The Aquinnah library hosts Henna on the Deck with Bridgette of Maple Mehndi. Do register first, because that deck is not so big. 3 pm. "Burning Patience" is playing at the M.V. Playhouse all weekend. Shows start at 7:30 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, there is a Seaweed Art Workshop for Kids at the old Gayhead Inn near the Lighthouse. Kids and seaweed, that’s got to be fun. 10 am. A great way to recognize equality is to take part in the Black Lives Matter Vigil at the Chilmark library, honoring Black and Indigenous people harmed by injustice. 10:30 am. The International Film Festival continues at the M.V. Film Center from 4 to 10 pm. The Outskirts play at the Ocean Park gazebo/bandstand in Oak Bluffs. Terrific music with Jessie Leaman, Delanie Pickering, Jodies Treloar Samson, Jim Orr, and Chris Seidel. 5:30 pm. Appears to be a solidly great weekend, so get out there and have a ball. –C.B.

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

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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 through October 22. 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.
The Café will be open for lunch from 11 am to 5 pm daily and open for dinner Wednesday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
With the seasonal bounty of fresh tomatoes, a variety of tasty condiments can be made from scratch. Start by checking the recipe for Homemade Ketchup from Robin Forte. It can be easily customized to suit your taste. While it's simmering in a saucepan, you can find more tips for tomatoes in Jarred Sunshine.

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Powerful portraits
Artist Elizabeth Whelan and designer Stina Sayre’s recent art and clothing unveiling proved to be far more than just an exhibition of Island talent. The opening of "Inspiration" at Stina Sayre Design featured clothing by Sayre, along with portraits of inspiring Vineyard women by Whelan. The subjects of each portrait were present at the event, and will be receiving their pieces after Whelan does some touching up. Read writer Abby Remer’s story on the unique experience here.

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