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On this day in 2009, Massachusetts lost its senior U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy. Kennedy, known as the "Liberal Lion," was a force for the Bay State over his career in Congress. His legacy also includes that fateful night on Chappaquiddick when Mary Jo Kopeckne was killed after Kennedy’s Oldsmobile plunged off the Dyke Bridge. Today is National Banana Split Day and National Whiskey Sour Day. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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MVC sued
Island Elderly Housing has filed a lawsuit against the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for conditions placed on an approval of IEH’s proposed elderly housing project in Oak Bluffs, Aidylberg III. The suit states that the conditions placed on the approval by the commission exceed their authority and go beyond what’s contained in zoning bylaws. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the latest on this development.
Covid count concludes
With everyone using take-home COVID tests to determine whether they need to be isolated, the Island boards of health have decided to wrap up their reporting of COVID case counts after two and a half years. Don’t worry, public health notices will be sent out by the boards of health if the Vineyard enters a high-risk CDC category. Folks can also check the CDC website for information on Dukes County case counts.

Floating ideas
The Steamship Authority is bringing on two new vessels to join their fleet, and they need help picking names. With the total purchase and restoration of the two ferries totaling about $32 million, the SSA is reaching out to the community for help in finding the perfect names. What’s your idea? All naming entries must be received by Monday, Sept. 5, so start brainstorming. On a similar note, ferry schedules will be slightly altered for Beach Road Weekend — plan ahead.

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Quote of the Day
"It takes great courage to come here to this site tonight. But how appropriate that you are here, that all of you are here, together, to remember, to grieve, to support each other, to cry, to laugh, to share this moment. Thank you for the compassion of your hearts. For the actions that you have taken over this week and a half."–Rev. Stephen Harding at a vigil for Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin

Hot Topic Comment
Donald Edgar commented on the review of Doug Cabral’s book about Robert Douglas. "Reading now, extremely interesting story. Captain Douglas, Shenandoah, Doug Cabral, island history. What more do you need?"

Hot Topic Letter
Siobhán Mullin wrote about a successful campaign by the soccer boosters. "As we raise funds for new uniforms and equipment, we are deeply grateful for the support of our M.V. community."
Today: The incomparable champion surfcaster and beautiful person Janet Messineo-Israel talks about her terrific book, "Casting into the Light," at the Edgartown library. She doesn’t just enjoy fishing; fishing saved her life. A must-read book. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Charles Rus performs a Concert on Organ and Piano, with works by Bach, Beethoven, Brubeck, Glass and more. And donations benefit the Island homeless shelters. St. Andrew’s Church, Edgartown. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Beach Road Weekend Concerts begin. My daughter has spent months teasing me for saying that she’s going to see Lake Huron. (Apparently the band is called Lord Huron, but who knew?) Go and hear what everyone’s listening to. Veterans Park. 10 am to 8 pm. –C.B.

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

Key Find
"Digital piano keyboard and stand, Yamaha NP12: 61 keys, touch sensitive, excellent condition, $100. RockJam sturdy folding stand, $25. TEXT 917-538-5049."

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 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 from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. 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.We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
IGI brings us this recipe by Maura Martin and Austin Racine of Mo’s Lunch: Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Corn, and Basil. If you like an easy dish fresh from the garden, you’ve got to try this one. And if you don’t, maybe open a can of Beefaroni.

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Going to the Beach
The sound checks are happening, concession areas are being set up, the VIP area is roped off — Beach Road Weekend is finally here. The three-day music festival will bring world-famous artists to the Island to perform. With the likes of Beck, the Avett Brothers, Wilco, Billy Strings, Mt. Joy, Lord Huron, and many more, this festival is sure to be a big one. Read assistant features editor Lucas Thors’ preview on the festival and check out all the different ticket options, transportation opportunities, and other elements that are brand new this year.
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