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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1787, the constitutional convention began in Philadelphia. After yesterday’s news in Texas, don’t you wish you could go back in time and let the forefathers know that the Second Amendment will be grossly misinterpreted? (Superintendent Matt D’Andrea addressed the violence in a letter to parents.) Today is National Tap Dance Day, which goes well with the theme of this introduction, because politicians will tap dance about gun control laws for the next 24 to 48 hours while settling back to do nothing. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Martha's Vineyard Film Society

Take it to the bank
The housing bank has done something not a lot of things can do — it has unified the Island. On Tuesday, Tisbury voters approved the legislation during an otherwise mundane town election. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has that story. So what’s next for the housing bank? Well, it won’t help a family we talked to, but it’s now headed for the state legislature where it needs the approval of the House, Senate, and governor’s signature. Editor George Brennan has that story.
Live where you work?
About 2.7 acres of land near the West Tisbury School may be just the place for teacher housing. At an Up-Island Regional School Committee meeting this week, Jefrey Dubard of the town’s affordable housing committee broached the subject with the committee. Dubard was looking to see what the school committee would think about that use of the land. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Lack of Pride
Chilmark select board voted not to allow the NAACP Martha’s Vineyard chapter’s request to fly the Progress Pride flag in town. Opting to err on the side of caution, the select board says it is following the advice of counsel Ron Rappaport after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling and will only fly the American flag, the state flag, and the Massachusetts flag. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story. Meanwhile, the Aquinnah select board is expecting a summer staffing shortage. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has that story. In Oak Bluffs, the select board appointed Carrie Blair as the town accountant. Reporter Abigail Rosen has that update.

The Steamship Authority board meets at 3 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"The evidence has grown as we’ve studied this over the past six or nine months, the evidence continues to grow that PFAS is a problem. Sitting on a sole source aquifer, we have to come down on the side of caution with this."–James Butterick, a member of the Oak Bluffs board of health, explaining why he supports a moratorium on synthetic turf fields in town.

Hot Topic Comment
Beka ElDeiry commented responding to a student about the decision by the school committee to appeal the decision by the Oak Bluffs planning board to reject a synthetic turf field. "We can get on with fixing the fields if we adults could stop fighting. What a terrible example we are showing in plain sight for all of you students. I am ready to be part of the solution that does not include a plastic field. I’m very sorry that you students have been the victims of this endless fight."

Hot Topic Letter
Susan Desmarais wrote to urge the school committee not to file an appeal and propose all grass fields. "MVRHS school committee, stop the delay, stop the financial drain, give the students safe, natural playing surfaces. Get that ball rolling immediately." .
Today: The MVRHS Student Showcase Evening of the Arts is happening tonight, with works from drawings to sculpture to animation and more by talented students. I remember going to see my son Dan’s artwork about eight years ago. He gets that from me. 6:30 to 9 pm. –Connie Berry

Speaking of great artists, the M.V. Film Center hosts
Art Exhibition on Screen: Pissarro, Father of Impressionism. Follow the life and times of this leader of a passionate group of artists. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Bring the littles into the back garden at the Vineyard Haven library for Kids’ Crafts in the Garden. This is one of those times when you can pretend you’re helping the kids but you’re actually enjoying crafting yourself. 3 pm. –C.B.

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

Welcome to mow town
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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 Sweet Life Open year round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Featuring a pre-fixe 3 course dinner for $50 on Wednesdays!
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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

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Staying in?
Seems George Brennan has himself a new Blackstone griddle for cooking outdoors. He even tells us how to make those coveted Smash Burgers. Too bad he didn’t ask us if we wanted one. Or two.

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Remember to share your favorite recipes with us by sending them to , and look out for Edible Vineyard magazine, on newsstands now.
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Grin and bag it
There’s a group of men and women who meet on Tuesday nights at Barn, Bowl & Bistro to toss bags and have some fun. The cornhole league was established by Ray Tattersall and has grown in popularity. (We’ve tried it ourselves.) Everyone is welcome to play and share a few laughs. Freelance writer Louise O’Donnell has this story.

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