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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Almost 30 years ago to the day, South Africa held its first multi-racial election, effectively ending decades of an apartheid government. The old system severely restricted the rights of the Black majority. But in 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected president, receiving nearly 60 percent of the popular vote. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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A coyote named Pickles
The Narragansett Bay Coyote Study got its start in the early 2000s as a coyote population began growing in the Rhode Island community. Their research led them to Naushon Island, where they studied the newly reintroduced coyotes on the remote island. Farmers complained about missing sheep, but the study’s takeaway was the need to reduce the wild animals anthropogenic food sources. And that’s how Pickles got his name. Read more here.
Larsen joins Chilmark’s select board
Marie Larsen has been voted to the three-member Chilmark select board, after garnering 203 more votes than her competitor Russell Maloney at the town’s election Wednesday. Larsen replaces longtime select board member Warren Doty, who had served on the board for nearly three decades. At the polls, Chilmark voters also approved all three ballot questions presented to them. Here’s that update.

Six - 0
That’s the clean sweep for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s amended regional agreement and the $2 million feasibility study at town meetings. Voters from each town on Martha’s Vineyard gave their approval of these warrant articles, but whether the feasibility study request will pass all of the town elections remains to be seen. Get the details here.
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Quote of the Day
"The hardest thing we’ve found is changing human behavior. If you can get a population of residents to do that, you can change your whole relationship with them."
— Narragansett Bay Coyote Study researcher Numi Mitchell says about learning to coexist with coyotes.

Hot Topic Comment
Jim Donavan comments on Edgartown reducing the speed limit on Meeting House Road: "No Mike, you cannot almost run that fast. The world record for the marathon, which is 26.2 miles, is just over 2 hours. That’s roughly 13 miles an hour. I’m with Buck, this is about your trucks bombing down Meetinghouse."

Hot Topic Letter
West Tisbury resident Cathy Weiss writes to us about the sweet sound of peepers and some not-so-sweet sounds: "But alas, it is merely the unrelenting noise of so-called ‘progress,’ the soundtrack of the incessant building projects that are crisscrossing and encircling our little Island, replacing the ‘peeping’ with the deafening ‘beeping’ of the earth-moving machinery’s backup alarm systems."
Today: Women in Business is the theme of a panel discussion at the Oak Bluffs library tonight. You’ll hear about their experiences in traditionally male-dominated fields. Sounds interesting. 5:30 pm.
–Connie Berry

Local Music Theater and Improv has its opening night tonight, featuring live performances by the Island community. A little song, a little dance, maybe a few jokes. Circuit Arts at the Grange Hall. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I had to choose this one because I love this piece of artwork. Then I looked closer and saw that it was, in fact, seaweed. Check out Kathy Poehler’s Artwork from the Intertidal Zone at the Chilmark library. 10:30 am. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
Sometimes all you need is a good foundation, some glue for support, a balance of fullness and space, variety to spice things up, a protective cover, and a way to fold when the time is right. What are we talking about? Sandwiches, of course! In particular, a delicious Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap, put together by Nicole Jackson.

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Nancy Dehara

As the summer season approaches, some folks may want to shed a few pounds before heading to the beach. Although many people, and marketers, look for the fast path toward weight loss, gradual changes are a more sustainable option. Read Ray Whitaker’s account of how you can "win the race" with a slow and steady way.

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