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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Beached wail
Look up eviscerated in the dictionary and there is a photo of former Trustees of the Reservations superintendent Chris Kennedy writing his comments on a draft management plan filed by his former employer for Martha’s Vineyard beaches. Kennedy pulled no punches in calling the document "rubbish" and called on the Trustees to start over. He also criticized the Trustees for getting no input ahead of time from county and town partners. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story. Meanwhile, reporter Abigail Rosen has a story about some members of the public vandalizing sites where nesting birds are located.
Sounding off
The Oak Bluffs select board isn’t happy with the number of organizations coming to them seeking permits for amplified sound. At a meeting on Tuesday, the select board lamented the number of requests ahead of approving one. They also discussed how they are facing staffing shortages similar to the ones we reported on in Edgartown. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.

Treasurer takes off
The Dukes County Commission is dealing with an important vacancy at the treasurer’s position. Ann Metcalf, who currently holds the position, has given notice and is landing over at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in a new role. That leaves the county without a treasurer and no one in-house ready to step into the role even on a temporary basis. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission meets at 2 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I’m not prepared as a selectman to go against a recommendation from the chief of police." –Edgartown select board member Arthur Smadbeck on the request by the Dock Dance Band

Hot Topic Comment
Jackie Mendez commented on the Paul Whelan case. "I cannot imagine the worry and fear over a loved one in this wrenching situation. My heart goes out to Elizabeth and her family and the sincere wish that Paul Whelan comes safely home very soon."

Hot Topic Letter
Brennan Tierney wrote to alert the public to an opportunity to hear a Nobel Peace Prize winner. "On July 29 at 7:30 at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven, Dr. Helfand will deliver brief remarks following a screening of The War Game, Peter Watkins’ nuclear war docudrama which was intended for broadcast on BBC in 1965 and was infamously pulled at the 11th hour. Tickets are available at the door and at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center website."
Today: "The Janes" screens at the Grange as part of the Circuit Arts summer film series. Decades ago a group of activists called themselves "Jane" and ran an underground network helping women before Roe vs. Wade made abortion legal. Timely. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

If you’ve never taken a Sound Journey, make tonight the night. You’ll be relaxed like never before. Times’ writer Valerie Sonnenthal invites you to her Peaked Hill studio where she uses sound healing instruments that provide deep relaxation and relief from all sorts of things. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: If you’ve got guitar lovers in the house, they will definitely want to stop by Island Music tomorrow when Mitchell Nollman, v.p. of sales at Martin Guitar, will be on hand all afternoon to talk about Martin guitars. 1 to 6 pm. –C.B.

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

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Dining out?

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 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?
If you do nothing else this summer, please please please try this Steven Raichlen recipe for Wood-Grilled Swordfish with Butter-Fried Olives. You’ll never grill your swordfish any other way from this point forward.

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Taking the fight to the fish
There’s more than one way to catch a fish, and no one knows that better than the adventurous and ambitious folks on the Island who strap on their masks, swim fins, and snorkeling or scuba gear in search of big fish and big thrills. The spearfishing community is extensive on the Vineyard, and just like conventional fishing, every local spearfisher has their individual approach (and their favorite spots). Read reporter Lucas Thors’ story on this unique form of sportfishing, and hear from some people who enjoy it when the tautog, sea bass, and fluke start to show up.

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