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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It certainly feels like summer today. The National Weather Service says that at 2 pm, the temperature in Vineyard Haven was 81 degrees! Before we go down a path of climate doom and gloom, let's try to enjoy it. It’s Friday after all, and a three-day weekend for some of us. Also, it’s our last moment to say best of luck to any runners in Boston for Marathon Monday. Good luck! If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.

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Alley, Hallahan win select board race
It’s a new era for the top board in Oak Bluffs. Dion Alley and Tom Hallahan picked up two open seats on the five-member board. They took over from Ryan Ruley and Brian Packish, who did not seek re-election. It was a close race. Runner-up Mark Leonard lost by about 50 votes. Also, several ballot questions passed in Tuesday’s election. Read our coverage here.
Some closure in bank heist
The Tisbury police department says there’s some closure to the Rockland Trust armed bank robbery from last year. A fourth and final suspect has been arrested and charged. The department says that they are grateful to "put everyone’s minds at ease" with all four suspects in custody. Read our update here.
Master plan fears
A petition with more than 100 signatures lays out concerns with Tisbury’s master plan process. Some residents worry that the town will take over some private property through eminent domain. The town’s response is that the planning is still in the visioning stages. The process is meant to allow residents to think about what their town will look like down the line. But some are pushing the town to make commitments that no private land will be taken. Read our story here.
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Quote of the Day
"On behalf of the entire Edgartown Fire Department, I would like to acknowledge the amazing support that our community has shown for our new station."
Edgartown Fire Chief Alex Schaeffer after voters approved funding for a new fire station.

Hot Topic Comment
"Think of it instead as an attempt to slam the brakes on the school committee’s suit against the OB planning board — which many believe is using up funds that could be better applied elsewhere. Litigation is certainly an option, but it’s also an expensive one and best employed when all other methods have failed. It does seem that in this case the school committee stopped listening, and instead it’s using litigation to get its way."
— Susanna Sturgis comments on the vote by West Tisbury town meeting to reject the high school budget because of an ongoing lawsuit over a turf field.

Hot Topic Letter
This week, we have an essay from Jack Frutchman explaining the recent indictment brought against former president Donald Trump: "The Manhattan case promises to be the most difficult for prosecutors because of the divide between the facts and the law."
Today: What a gorgeous day, hey? Followed by a gorgeous night up at Pathways at the Chilmark Tavern, where you’ll enjoy the Island Collective singer/songwriters Kate Taylor, Phil daRosa, Isaac Taylor, and David Saw, as well as Rebecca Correia. I’m all in. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

The Film Center hosts another special event tonight. Join Richard Paradise for "RRR" — Rise, Roar, Revolt. It’s described as an epic saga set in pre-independent India. And enjoy appetizers from Bombay MV before the film. 7 pm. –C.B.

This weekend: The Oak Bluffs library is looking for your used books in good condition for their Book Drive. I know I’ve got a few. Bring them by 10 am to 2 pm. Over at the Vineyard Haven library, join the lovely Emily LaPierre for Storytime with Emily. 10:30 am. Up-Island at the Aquinnah library, try the Drop-in Crafting program. They’re working on wind chimes. Noon to 3 pm. Join Rachel Elion Baird, who recently came back from this year’s United Nations Conference, as she talks about The Status of Women’s Rights at the West Tisbury library. 12:30 pm. Interesting book signing at Edgartown Books from 2 to 4 pm with author Patti McCracken’s "The Angel Makers." Then it’s back up-Island to Pathways at the Chilmark Tavern where they welcome back to the music stage The Convertibles for a night of Latin grooves. 7 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, find a quiet place to write at Featherstone’s Open Writing Hours. 1 to 3 pm. Stick around for Handbuilding Techniques with ceramicist Sabrina Kuchta. 1:30 pm. Pathways hosts a fundraiser with a special screening of "Crisis in Kenya: Removing Children from Hard Labor," with filmmaker Len Morris and his colleagues from Media Voices for Children. 2 pm. Our very own Kate Feiffer comes to Edgartown Books to sign copies of "The Lamb Cycle," a book she illustrated with author David Ewbank. It’s a clever read. 2 to 4 pm. The Hebrew Center hosts a screening of the documentary film "Shtetlers" followed by a discussion in remembrance of the Holocaust. To register, email or call 508-693-0745. 4 to 6 pm. The Film Center plays "The Lost Weekend: A Love Story" at 4 pm. The film explores the 18-month relationship (1973-1975) that John Lennon spent with May Pang, his Chinese American assistant. Let’s just say it was a unique situation. I’m going to try to get outside a bit and meet up with some pals this weekend. Everyone’s starting to come out of hibernation. –C.B.

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

Surf’s up
"Windsurfing board and sails. $100 obo. 508-939-1414."

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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.
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Staying in?
For ideas on dressing up some pasta, check the recipe for Pan-Fried Sesame Noodles, by Paul W. Bagnall. The combination of flavors really brings the dish to life. You can also have fun trying to use chopsticks. We recommend bibs, napkins, and standby cutlery.

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What Are You Watching?
It’s one of the most talked about series on streaming services right now — "The Last of Us." Do you like zombies? Do you like skillfully-weaved storylines and great acting? This wild ride of a post-apocalyptic drama-thriller is based around a moving father-daughter relationship, and is set in a dystopic, decaying world. Based on the 2013 video game of the same name, "The Last of Us" is one to check out. Read all about the show here.
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