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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1982, cyanide-laced Tylenol killed 7 people. I wonder how many of the young ‘uns know that’s why we have super sealed medications now? It’s National Coffee Day, which is just about everyday in our newsroom with Rich Saltzberg leading the charge to caffeine mountain. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Gimme shelter
Should West Tisbury School be considered as an emergency shelter? That was the question under consideration by the West Tisbury select board on Wednesday as a potential retrofit of the school being discussed. While there is some debate about whether the Island should just have one emergency shelter, the select board liked the idea of exploring West Tisbury School as an option. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story. The board also had a lengthy discussion about the future of the 401 State Road affordable housing project and the controversy surrounding South Mountain’s exit from the project. A very busy Eunki also has that story.
Stepping down
Larry Gomez, a Tisbury select board member who has served most of two terms on the board, has resigned, citing a health issue. Gomez was the board’s chair and was in the third year of his second term. (The two terms were not consecutive.) He had missed several meetings over the summer without explanation and, more recently, attended meetings but had turned over the chairman’s gavel to Roy Cutrer. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this update.

Living the dream
We kind of take this place for granted sometimes — the beautiful vistas, the wonderful shops and restaurants, and the ferry ride to get here. Well, meet Beverly Anderson. Sadly, Beverly doesn’t have much more time to live and has been granted her dream visit to Martha’s Vineyard. The Dream Foundation, working with the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, is fulfilling her wish. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this touching story.
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Quote of the Day
"To quote Ted Lasso, ‘They lacked curiosity.’ You know, if they took one minute to simply look — Google it. This is an insanely diverse population."
–Larkin Stallings talking about the national media and how the Vineyard was described in reports about the migrants and refugees

Hot Topic Comment
Susan Desmarais commented on the story about potential regulations on speed to protect North Atlantic Right Whales that would affect the Steamship Authority ferries. "‘Overreach’ to protect these magnificent creatures. Think about how it would [affect] the vessel and passengers if a ferry hits a whale! Good gracious, these quotes are heartless!"

Hot Topic Letter
Karl Nelson, a longtime Vineyard teacher, wrote about losing professionals to the mainland because of the Island’s housing crisis and expensive cost of living. "Island teacher pay has my wife and me considering teaching at one of several Bay State districts where the cost of living is significantly less, yet whose comparable teaching positions would afford us a 8 to 12 percent salary boost. Affordable housing or subsidized rentals make it nearly impossible for teachers to build their wealth, more likely making them brief members of our community, or guaranteeing them a Vineyard life of financially scraping by, all other things being equal."
Today: Check out a Senegalese Music and Dance Performance, courtesy of PathwaysARTS and the M.V. Charter School. At Tisbury Water Works, park on the road from the Tashmoo Overlook towards the Tashmoo Springs. 5 pm. And it’s free. –Connie Berry

Circuit Arts presents "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at the Grange Hall. I remember I used to turn the television down very low so that I wouldn’t wake my parents when "Monty Python’s Flying Circus" was on PBS. They thought all British shows were risque. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Edgartown library hosts Afterschool Movie and Popcorn. I wonder if this would work as an after-work movie and popcorn? I’m up for that. 3 pm. –C.B.

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

There’s no catch
"Scalloping equipment 1 floating basket, 2 viewing buckets. 2 nets; $50 cash; pictures available;"

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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 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 through October 22. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

Farm Neck Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
The Café will be open for lunch from 11 am to 5 pm daily and open for dinner Wednesday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
We love Connie Berry’s Christmas Quiche, we’re just sad that she never shares it at work. It’s chock full of delicious ingredients. Sometimes you just have to go for it, even if it isn’t a holiday.

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Spurring engagement
Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center is all about using horses to transform people's lives for the better. Of course, they focus on riding skills, unmounted partnership exercises, and horse care. But the center is also providing extremely practical life skills, and is encouraging young people in their educational programming to take part in aspects of internal governance, fundraising initiatives, and much more. Read Abby Remer’s story on Misty Meadows and their goal of teaching Island youth how to take ownership and eventually become the next generation of nonprofit leaders.

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