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Back in action
The MV Woods Hole is back in action after a few days sidelined with a mechanical issue. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the update about what was wrong and how the ferry was fixed. Meanwhile, it seems like state Rep. Dylan Fernandes and state Sen. Julian Cyr stepped on a bit of a hornet’s nest in attempting to hold the Steamship Authority accountable. You can put West Tisbury select board on the list of Island leaders upset by the way the SSA bill was filed. As reporter Abigail Rosen writes, they want an Island-wide meeting to discuss it.
Settled dispute
We’re a little late to this, but the Oak Bluffs zoning board of appeals has settled a dispute between Working Earth and neighbors of the nursery located on property owned by Peter Goodale along Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road. At issue was a complaint by neighbors that the site was being used as a noisy commercial site. The zoning board voted unanimously to support a decision by building inspector Tom Perry that Working Earth fits the agricultural exemption. Editor George Brennan has the update.

Taking aim
For some people it can take a long time to learn a new school. But apparently things come much easier to Island musician Mike Kerr. You can find out why Kerr recently took up skeet shooting and will learn how he’s already going on the road and winning competitions. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
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Quote of the Day
"If this isn’t a clear indication of the housing crisis, I don’t know what is."-Laura Silber, coordinator for the Coaliton to Create the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank, on an email blast sent out by Island Housing Trust seeking housing for a staff member

Hot Topic Comment
Susan Desmarais responded to a comment on the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital taking over services for emergency behavioral services. "Unfortunately community mental health centers tend to pay low wages and burnout is a big factor. Combine that with many independent practitioners accept limited insurances and we have ongoing gaps in mental health care. MV Hospital works hard to provide what they can and most people who present at ER need more than emergency care can offer."

Hot Topic Letter
Brian McBride wrote to thank the fire departments on behalf of his family, which recently lost their home in a Vineyard Haven fire. "The outpouring of support we’ve received has reminded us how truly fortunate we are to be a part of this community."
Today: MVRHS hosts Project Vine’s Chopped for Charity tonight. Based on the TV show "Chopped," only the proceeds benefit IGI. It’s fun when TV crosses over into the real world. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I’d really love to take this free Online Web Design Class. I used to have a blog and I loved writing it. I just didn’t love trying to manage it and design it. I could just be lazy. Don’t be like me, take the class. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: This is exciting. CB Stark is hosting a Gold Buying Event. Bring your gold jewelry into the Vineyard Haven shop and earn extra money. I don’t have any, but if I did I’d be there. 10 am to 4 pm. –C.B.

Stroke of luck
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Staying in?
It’s been forever since Connie Berry brought these beauties into work. Let’s see if reminding her about this recipe for Little Pizzas Packed with Flavor gives her the nudge she needs to bring them into the office.

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Sure signs of spring
There are a few obvious and pleasant signs of spring that one may anticipate: the ring of the pinkletinks, and the gradual green accumulation of blooming foliage. But Wild Side columnist and local ecologist Matt Pelikan has a few other heralds he keeps an eye out for, like flies, bees, and other crawlies (he’s an entomologist — he can’t help but notice). In his most recent piece, Pelikan writes that a few species of flies he spotted in his yard gave him hope that the warm weather is on the way, along with seeing his first bee of the season.

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