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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1969, the Woodstock music festival began in Bethel, New York. In 2019, on the 50th anniversary, Geoff Currier spoke to folks from the Island who attended. Here’s that story. Today is also National Relaxation Day. Too late, we’re already stressed. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Tragic day
Islanders awoke in the early morning hours to helicopters flying low and a massive police and fire presence near Big Bridge, known as Jaws Bridge by some because of its ties to the movie filmed here. The news was terribly sad. One person was found dead and another body has not been recovered after they jumped off the bridge. Reporters Eunki Seonwoo and Abigail Rosen have this story and will have any developments as they become available.
It’s electrifying
Aquinnah is one of several towns statewide that will be part of a pilot program that requires all new construction to be all-electric. The pilot program is part of a Climate Energy Law reluctantly signed by Gov. Charlie Baker last week. While many news outlets have reported that West Tisbury is also part of the pilot program, reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the reasons why that town is not part of it. Here is his update.

Towns get big payday
There is no question that the short-term rental market on Martha’s Vineyard is taking a toll on the available rentals for the Island’s workforce. But for towns on the Island, the new short-term rental tax has been a boon to their coffers. While the money goes into the general funds, Vineyard town leaders have been reluctant to spend any of it until they know how much they’ll be getting each year. So far, it’s a lot. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
The Steamship Authority board meets at 9:30 am Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark select board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Oak Bluffs select board is holding a forum for summer taxpayers at 5:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"Nobody, to this point, has provided one scintilla of evidence fraud was committed."
–James Tewhey, an attorney for former Oak Bluffs Fire Chief John Rose, on the FBI investigation into ambulance billing

Hot Topic Comment
Robert Brown commented on recent problems with the Steamship Authority ferries. "Boston has the MBTA, MV has the SSA. Both are a disgrace to the transportation system!!!!"

Hot Topic Letter
A year ago Edward Grazda wrote about his time in Afghanistan. "I was at Tora Bora when Afghan troops were trying to capture Osama Bin Laden. U.S. General Tommy Franks refused to let U.S. Army Rangers go in too close to his escape route. (He was already thinking of Iraq.) The Afghan troops left the battlefield each afternoon to go back and break their Ramadan fast. Osama escaped."
Today: You know it’s still summer when there are a million things you could do on a Monday night. We’re feeling bookish, and this Island is filled with talented writers. Join Bunch of Grapes and  FUEL for a celebration of the publication of Doug Cabral’s "My Shenandoah: The Story of Captain Robert S. Douglas and His Schooner." 5 to 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

It may be slightly late for this one but it needs mentioning. Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center hosts a fundraiser with Geraldine Brooks and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. as they talk about Geraldine’s newest book, "Horse." Sounds like the perfect place to talk about the book. 5 to 7 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: There is a theme here. Darlene Williams will talk about the book "What Would I Tell My Younger Self? Vol. 1" at Sideline on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. Co-author and owner of Sideline, India Rose, will talk about the book as well. Light refreshments. 3 pm. –C.B.

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

It’s so easel
"Oil paintings, various sizes $50-100 each, 3 artists easels $5 each, mother of pearl inlay Korean jewelry box $95. TEXT 917-538-5049."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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?
There are about one hundred reasons why we love this Edible Vineyard story "Cooking with My Sister" by Mollie Doyle. Three of the reasons are the recipes included: Erin’s Asian Chicken Wings, Zen Salad, and Salmon by Erin. Cooking really is all in the family.

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On My Way columnist Jonathan Burke loves to write about his travels with his pup, his family, and his friends around the Vineyard. All of his past stories have been from the land, but Burke also loves to go out on the water with his kayak and explore. On one particular adventure, Burke paddled from East Chop to West Chop in his trusty kayak. Read his most recent On My Way column here, and get out on the water while the summer heat is still here.

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