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U2’s Bono was born 63 years ago today. The Irish musician was the primary songwriter for the group, creating hits like "One" and "Bloody Sunday." We don’t really know what the connection is between Bono and Martha’s Vineyard. But if you had iTunes about 6 years ago, chances are his music was downloaded onto your phone, regardless of whether you liked U2 or not. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Film Society

At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
Enjoy cinema snacks and relax in one of our reclining chairs in front of the big screen.
Simply sit and immerse yourself. You’ve earned it.

Aquinnah defeats school budget
All eyes were on Aquinnah Tuesday night with the fate of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School budget hanging in the balance. By just three votes, Aquinnah rejected the budget, becoming the third town to do so in protest of the MVRHS school committee’s ongoing lawsuit against the Town of Oak Bluffs over a synthetic turf field. Where that leaves the lawsuit is to be seen, but we have the full town meeting wrap-up here.
Letting the flags fly?
After numerous lengthy discussions regarding regulations on what goes on the town’s flagpole, the Oak Bluffs select board voted unanimously to approve modifications to its flag policy, which will involve the use of a ceremonial flag pole. What will go on the third-party pole is entirely up to the board’s discretion, but they plan on taking into consideration the opinions of town residents. Although it’s seemingly a big step for the town, there’s still a lot more that needs to be hammered out before non-federal flags are flown. Here’s that story.

Just 6 votes
The numbers were close in Tisbury Tuesday, where Christina Colarusso came out victorious against Abbe Burt in the race for a seat on the select board. Colarusso won by just six votes. Voters also approved the town’s single ballot question at the annual election. Here’s that update.

Chilmark Select Board meets jointly with Peaked Hill Pastures RFP Committee at 12 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

Oak Bluffs Affordable Housing Committee meets at 5 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

Oak Bluffs planning board meets at 5 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

MVRHS committee meets at 6 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The MVC’s Housing Action Task Force meets at 6:30 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"If the budget is voted down now, we cannot send out teacher contracts. I hired a great science teacher from Arizona who I think is highly unlikely to move her family here without a contract. We have two teachers who have come to us from Brazil on H-1B visas. If there is a lapse in employment, if they cannot get contracts, … their H-1B visas don’t come through."
— Martha’s Vineyard High School principal
Sara Dingledy trying to convince Aquinnah voters last night not to reject the school’s budget.

Hot Topic Comment
Stillpoint Assistant Director Jake Davis commented on the nonprofit’s approved capacity: "In order to create a community gathering space with a sense of vitality, we are aiming to hold 3 to 4 events such as classes, conversations, and contemplative offerings per day at Stillpoint. The MVC conditions limit us to 5 events per day under 35 attendees, and not more than 3 events per week of 36-100 attendees."

Hot Topic Letter
Edgartown resident John Brittain writes to us about a proposed expansion of a house in downtown Edgartown: "The proposal by major Island real estate investor David Malm and architect Patrick Ahearn to rebuild the historic Gov. Mayhew family house on 81 South Water St. will eliminate our last great view of Edgartown Harbor, and place a massive Hamptons-style mansion on the property, with a resort-size swimming pool and major retaining wall. This plan represents a complete loss of the historical character and architecture of this over-100-year-old landmark home. When is ‘enough enough’? Let’s preserve our Edgartown harborfront and leave Hamptons beachfront mansions on Long Island."
Today: Poetry Drop In: Practice makes perfect. In this workshop, author Donald Nitchie leads participants through writing exercises using poems as models. No worries if you aren’t an awardwinning writer. All levels and abilities are welcome. Virtual. 4:30 pm. –Allison Roberts

Yoga Nidra provides a guided meditation in which the brain is relaxed, helping the practitioner enter deep, conscious states. Practiced before sleep, it calms the mind and nervous system, allowing for restful sleep and more awareness of the dream state. Virtual. 8:30 pm. –A.R.
Tomorrow: Look up. Wow! Who or what is up there? In this webinar, awardwinning author and Tufts University professor Justin Hollander will give a presentation based on his new book, "First City on Mars: An Urban Planner’s Guide to Settling the Red Planet." Hollander will draw on his experience as an urban planner and human settlements researcher to talk about what a city on Mars might look like – complete with how a Martian community might function. Virtual. 12 pm. –A.R.

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

Games Galore
"Jigsaw Puzzles, Scrabble, Parcheesi, etc. Good/Excellent condition. $3-$12. 508-693-7472 - Call anytime, 7:30am-12:30pm is best."

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 Sweet Life
Open year-round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
Dive into ideas for hors d'oeuvres or party snacks with the recipes for New England Mussels, Fresh Salsa, and Guacamole, shared many years ago by chefs Max Eagan and Josh Aronie. Can you guess a key ingredient shared by all three dishes?

If you have a recipe to share with the community, send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man? We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity. Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Tuesday's contest answer:
Dan Sharkovitz
Take a walk on the wild side
Mass Audubon’s Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and QueerHubMV are teaming up to "take a walk on the wild side." The program will be an immersive experience that looks at the intersection of drag — a type of entertainment where people dress up and perform, often in highly stylized ways — and nature. What could be better. Give our advance of the event a read here.

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