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An unexpected arrival
The Times on Wednesday broke the story of around 50 Venezuelan migrants arriving at Martha’s Vineyard Airport via two planes under the operation of aircraft charter company Ultimate Air. Several community organizations, including St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown, and the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office, were present to provide support. State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, was also there to lend a hand and provide words of encouragement. Check out the on-scene coverage here.
Immigration debate erupts on-Island and nationwide
Martha’s Vineyard has been in headlines across the country following the unanticipated arrival of Venezuelan migrants at Martha’s Vineyard Airport. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who threatened to send immigrants to the Island a year ago, is claiming responsibility for what his political opponents are calling a "political stunt." Meanwhile, state and local officials are working to come up with a long-term solution and are likely planning to move the migrants to the mainland, where there is more potential housing. Read editor George Brennan’s story on the ongoing debate here, and check out Brennan’s piece on the most recent aim of Island immigration attorneys to seek legal recourse for the migrants, who many say are victims of kidnapping.

Digging deeper into the mysterious flights
There’s still a lot of questions surrounding the migrants who arrived via airplane Wednesday without notice. Reporter Rich Saltzberg is busy digging into the story in an attempt to get answers as to who organized the flights, and why those planes were brought here. Read the latest coverage here.
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Quote of the Day
"We have the situation under control. Local law enforcement jumped into action. The entire community sprung into action. We got people the beds they needed — the food, water, and shelter, medical support — quickly."
Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, describing the rapid action taken by the Island community to support Venezuelan migrants by providing them with food, water, and shelter.

Hot Topic Comment
Dana Nunes responded to a comment on our story about migrants from Venezuela landing at Martha’s Vineyard airport and being given refuge. "These are people! Is it not possible that rather than engaging in political mudslinging, you might take a few minutes to try to imagine yourself in their position? They’re running from violence and possible death. Who here wouldn’t try to move heaven and earth to save the lives of their children? The day that my ‘empathy well’ runs dry, while sitting in my safe, comfortable home with clean water, is the day I begin to take a hard look at just who I am."

Hot Topic Letter
The Tisbury School project is drawing feedback from all sides, and local educators and parents like Anna Cotton are weighing in on the major renovation/addition.
"This renovation/addition is complicated by the hazardous materials that exist throughout the building. Flaking paint at the original building was scraped and then encapsulated. Old painted plaster walls are covered with sheetrock. Black mold has been detected as the building envelope has been failing for years. The current project takes into account the complications of removal and remediation for these hazardous materials."

Today: I had no idea that today is National Linguine Day, did you? I’m always glad to find another day to celebrate. Chef Look Cooks Clams Linguine tonight via the Edgartown library. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Instead of eating linguine I could hold off and head to Bodhi Path Buddhist Center for Meditation with Pamela Gayle White. That’s probably a better idea in my case. Live and on Zoom. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Mentalist Jon Stetson comes to the Film Center once again, back by popular demand I’m guessing. I went once and it was pretty amazing. He is the inspiration for the TV show "The Mentalist." Check it out. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

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

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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.

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Staying in?
This week’s Harvest of the Month reminds us that the very first HOM ever was the beloved tomato in 2011. In honor of that milestone, let’s give this recipe from Maura Martin and Austin Racine at Mo’s Lunch a try: Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Corn, and Basil.

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Back with a vengeance
Island actor Brooke Adams, who is well-known for her roles in "Days of Heaven," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," and "The Dead Zone," is bringing one of her unreleased films from 1984 into the spotlight. "Vengeance is Mine" illustrates the breadth of Adams’ on-screen talents, and deals with some heavy subject matter germane to societal issues today. Thanks to Circuit Arts, the film will be screened at the Grange Hall on Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 pm. Read assistant features editor Lucas Thors’ story on the national debut of the exciting new movie.

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