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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Nothing like starting the work week with a nor’easter. On this day in 1775, the American Revolution was ignited by the battle of Lexington and Concord. For you youngsters out there, that’s why we had yesterday off. Today is National Garlic Day. It does wonders for food, but not for your breath. Plan accordingly. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Not ship shape
What if you run a ferry service and the vessels you have are starting to show their age? That’s what’s going on with the Steamship Authority right now. A consultant has let the SSA know that three of its freight ferries are getting too old to continue repairing. The SSA is going to look at some vessels used for the oil exploration industry as possible replacements. Find out what else the SSA board is contemplating. Editor George Brennan has the story.
Hail to the chief
Chief Steven White, executive officer of Station Menemsha, was promoted to senior chief Tuesday in a ceremony at the Coast Guard boathouse in Menemsha. The ceremony took place before his colleagues and his family members. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the details.

Cleaning up
Lapels caused a bit of stir among its customers when it sent out a notice saying that no more orders would be accepted. That left people wondering if the dry cleaner was going out of business. It turns out they just need some time to do some spring cleaning, give their staff some training, and also to give the staff a bit of a breather before the summer crunch. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
The Tisbury select board meets at 3 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

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Quote of the Day
“I’m excited about it. As I was telling the Wareham School Committee last night, I remember leaving Wareham in 2006. They didn’t do an exit interview, but they would give you a form to fill out to give feedback about why you are leaving. I wrote that I hope someday I can return to Wareham in a different capacity. I always remembered that.”–Martha’s Vineyard schools superintendent Matt D’Andrea after being picked to run the Wareham Public Schools

Hot Topic Comment
In light of a police officer being on paid leave, Dana Hodsdon suggests the town find a different way to hire and screen new employees. “What if the town officials that hire employees for the town go through a hiring agency? Tisbury seems to have repeated offensive people that then costs us, in the long run, more than what a good agency would have.”

Hot Topic Letter
James Malkin, Martha’s Vineyard’s representative on the SSA board, took issue with The Times editorial about legislation affecting the Steamship Authority. “I do believe that public input and involvement and transparency are crucial to our democracy. That’s why I find the SSA legislation to be a local issue that transcends our island and speaks to national concerns.”
Today: I’m all about this one: Amish Knot Rug Workshop via the Oak Bluffs library. Where I come from they call them rag rugs, but wherever you are they look so homey. You can use any kind of scrap fabric. In person and on Zoom. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

If you’re like me, you say things like “More live music, please.” Well, wait no more. The Jaywalkers (Barbara Puciul, Jessie Leaman, Don Groover, and Steve Gallagher) play at the Cardboard Box tonight. 7 to 9 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I love this idea: Free Soup & Bread Lunch at the West Tisbury library. They provide a tasty home-cooked meal during the April school break. Nice people up there. 11:15 am to 1:15 pm. –C.B.

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

“25 to 30 10-foot iron electric fence posts. $8.50 each. Call 908-234-9180 if interested.

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Dining out?

The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. Text Barnmv to 508/696/9800 to receive deals & specials.

The Sweet Life Open year round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Featuring a pre-fixe 3 course dinner for $50 on Wednesdays!
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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Staying in?
This little story by Ava Castro at Island Grown Initiative reminds us that eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. You can grab fresh greens at the store and top them with pretty much anything. See how easy that was?

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Is your mom the coolest?
The Edgartown Board of Trade and the Edgartown library are cooking up the 10th annual Mother’s Day essay contest, with opportunities for kids to write a heartfelt essay about why their mom is the absolute coolest on the Island (and in the world). Not only will moms receive an endearing essay from their child, but they have a chance to win swag bags assembled by Edgartown businesses. Sign up your child for the contest by May 2, then head to the library on May 7 to hear participants read their work and receive prizes. Read reporter Lucas Thors’ story here.
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