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Today is World Teachers Day, National Do Something Nice Day, and Have Coffee with a Cop Day. Seems like a good day to be nice to teachers and police officers. It’s also worth a reminder that Martha’s Vineyard is home to this year’s Teacher of the Year for Massachusetts, Danielle Charbonneau. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Moving experience
We knew this day would come, but is anyone else surprised that in less than two weeks the migrants from Venezuela will be moving on to housing and job opportunities with some starter funds thanks to the generosity of Vineyarders? On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced in a press release that the base shelter will close by the end of this week as the 35 remaining migrants are placed in housing. Editor George Brennan has this update.
Chief concerns
The absence of a firefighter at the Manuel Correllus State Forest has Island fire chiefs upset. The chiefs appreciated the work of Karen Lothrop, but she has left her job at DCR to take a higher paying position in Sandwich. Lothrop had been a daily commuter to the Island because right now the house at the state forest is vacant and a bill before the legislature to change that hasn’t moved. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Spin zone
If you’re having trouble keeping up with the number of wind projects currently under review south of the Island, well, you’re not alone. But on Tuesday, Revolution Wind was the focus of a public hearing held by BOEM, the federal agency that reviews the environmental impact of the offshore wind farms. There were several members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) who raised concerns about the project. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School committee meets at 5:30 pm Thursday. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
“This has always been a temporary emergency shelter and always designed as such. These are Army barracks. It’s not the place you’d want to live long term and build a life.”
–State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, on the decision to close the shelter at Joint Base Cape Cod by the weekend

Hot Topic Comment
John Daley commented on the rate hikes being proposed by the Steamship Authority. “Instead of figuring out how to run their business more efficiently (example – not have boats run half full), the SSA is passing the buck, literally, to customers and residents who have no alternatives.”

Hot Topic Letter
Former Island resident Lorraine Parish wrote a love letter to Vineyarders after watching the care and compassion they had for migrants. “And the Island’s generosity of spirit I saw from afar, the spontaneous coming together to care for these innocent people in need, came across as natural and authentic, characteristics I know the Vineyard community to exemplify. There was no hesitation, no political shenanigans, none, not for one second. How unique and refreshing in these times.”
Today: It was so chilly last night that I almost dug up the afghan I’ve been crocheting for four years. I hope the group at the Modern Quilt Guild Meeting finishes projects a little quicker than that. At least they’ve got each other for moral support. West Tisbury library. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Check out the David Bowie documentary “Moonage Daydream” at the Film Center. I found Bowie rather late in life. The same thing happened with me and Freddie Mercury. Now I love them both. Don’t miss it. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: See Paul Doherty’s beautiful photography in the exhibit “Vineyard Light and Reflection” at the M.V. Playhouse. It will lift your spirits right out of this so-far cloudy week. 4 pm. –C.B.

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

Tools of the trade
“Selection of handyman power and hand tools, garden tools. $10-$85, Call 310-422-5794.”

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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?
MV Times summer intern Anna Nesser (yes, we miss her) came up with this tasty recipe for Spicy Tofu with Veggies. You read that right. Tofu. You know how kids are.

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What Are You Watching?
Remember watching Bear Grylls on “Man vs. Wild” and thinking how fearless he was for braving the icy winds of the tundra or the searing sun of sweltering deserts? “Alone,” on Netflix, takes this reality show concept of surviving in the world’s harshest conditions and adds an extra dose of reality. Individual contestants are sent out into various desolate landscapes and must survive completely alone, while also acting as their own lone camera operators. The contestants’ mental and physical fortitude is tested, and the last person standing receives a windfall of cash. Check out Lucas Thors’ What Are You Watching review here.

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