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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Sympathy for Falmouth
But not enough to end the 5:30 am freight service. Steamship board members approved the 2024 ferry schedule that includes the early-morning freight. Board members say they are sympathetic, but growth is part of Island life and transportation is a necessity. Local town and hospital officials also chimed in with their opposition to dropping the early boat. Read more here.
Building community
Local filmmakers screen a documentary that traces the arrival of the nearly 50 Venezuelans that landed on the Island last summer who were swept up in a political storm. The film showed how the local community responded. The screening in West Tisbury left the audience with questions about how the migrants are doing now. You can catch a video of the screening that The Times attended last week. Watch and read here.

Antiquated beach laws
As beach access continues being a hot topic on Martha’s Vineyard, local lawmakers have been working on proposing new legislation that would expand access to public — and possibly private — beaches. State reps say Massachusetts is one of the most prohibitive states when it comes to beach access, and argue that those laws are based on centuries-old ordinances in need of updating. Here’s that story.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday at Town Hall. Remote access available. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"We’ve got to make sure that we have a community that is a vibrant community… that means we need more than just a lot of second homes."
— Provincetown select board member Leslie Sandberg, in a meeting with the Vineyard’s Housing Task Force, on what Provincetown has been doing to combat the housing crisis.

Hot Topic Comment
"The woman certainly did a remarkable job of getting the plane on the ground with no significant injuries to herself or the pilot. The response of the Airport’s emergency crew was no less remarkable. They were at the plane in literally a minute after it crashed, found it safe to approach, promptly extricated the pilot, with some difficulty, and began CPR. He has survived. They did a great job."
— Richard Knabel comments on
a passenger landing a plane at MVY Airport after the pilot experienced a medical emergency.

Hot Topic Letter
The Vineyard airport commission writes to us about the airport crew saving a life: "Once on the ground the on-duty airport operations group had to ensure that plane was safe to approach, extract the unresponsive pilot from it, which was very difficult in the confined space of the cockpit, and then allow the responding ambulance crew to begin CPR.  Once the ambulance left for the hospital, this same group worked together to remove the disabled airplane safely and quickly so the airport’s main runway could be reopened for commercial traffic."
Today: Edgartown library hosts Sounds Like Summer with the Jeremy Berlin Trio out on the library lawn. Bring the family. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Featherstone hosts Photographers’ Salon throughout the summer. Tonight photographer Lisa Vanderhoop will share her secrets and tips. I love her calendars. Free. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Incoming kindergarteners have a meet-and-greet at the Family Center in On Our Way. Looks like the little guys will be setting up their networking process. Free. 9:30 am. –C.B.

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

Knick knack nook
"White wicker etagere with glass shelves. $50. Bakers rack, $50. 508-627-7238."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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 at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.


The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.
Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
A one-dish meal is in sight with the recipe for Kielbasa with Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes, shared by Paul W. Bagnall. You just need to smash, chop, trim, and sprinkle this and that, and then cook it all until golden. As Julia Child once said, "Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all, have fun."

Coming soon to newsstands and online: the In Season issue of Edible Vineyard.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Monday's contest answer:
Teresa Ferreira Ostman
Cool and creamy
The owners of the Toy Box toy store have opened an ice cream shop right next door. The Ice Box is located in Tisbury Marketplace. Popular flavors include Cookies ‘n’ Cream, Sea Salt Caramel, and Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate. Read more here.

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