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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Revolution Wind approved
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it gave its approval to Revolution Wind, a project slated to be constructed in waters 12 miles from Aquinnah. The major offshore wind project is anticipated to bring clean energy and jobs, but it has also fallen under scrutiny because of its potential impact to nearby communities. Get the details here.
Another plane crash landing
A small plane traveling from the Vineyard to Long Island on Friday crash-landed just before Fishers Island Airport as the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing. The pilot and two passengers were both uninjured. It’s another instance of flight issues this summer, but this seemed to end well. Read our coverage here.

Writing inspiration
Islanders Write, a production of the Martha’s Vineyard Times and M.V. Arts and Ideas Magazine, was held on Sunday and Monday, featuring acclaimed novelists, screenwriters, filmmakers, journalists, and comics. Night one dove into the impacts of artificial intelligence and fair compensation for writers, and other topics the industry is grappling with today. Read our coverage here.
The Tisbury Select Board meets at 4 pm at the Emergency Services Facility. Remote access is available. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury Select Board meets at 4:30 pm at Town Hall. Remote access is available. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"The most fascinating part of the fair is that West Tisbury is still an agricultural town."
—Ag Fair volunteer Paul Garcia reflecting on the fair.

Hot Topic Comment
John Merrow comments on our coverage of a cyclist who had been injured in a Chilmark crash: "The Island is burying its head in the sand. The towns have allowed the bike (multi-use) paths to deteriorate, despite significant $$ being approved at town meetings (I’m talking about you, Edgartown!). Electric bikes MUST be banned from the paths, and a speed limit must be established. Bikers going the wrong way on one way streets MUST be ticketed! We need better signage. More reminders to drivers that bikes and bikers have rights! (And responsibilities)"

Hot Topic Letter
Linda Smith writes to us asking Island visitors to have some decency:
"Dear Tourists, It’s not just about you and I’m going to go "woke" and say that we all could better "coexist" with courtesy. Please use turn signals as these notifications allow a smoother traffic flow as people paying attention know what you are doing. Please don’t sit in parked cars with your lights on as traffic backs up and we get excited that you are freeing up a long sought after parking space."

Today: The Vineyard Haven library screens "Mow Crew" tonight. Director Taylor Toole provides insight into Island life in this story about a native Islander who can stay and work as a landscaper or leave for L.A. and a record deal. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

CnC's Ole Skool Dance Cafe comes to the P.A. Club. Definitely bring your dancing shoes. $10 at the door. Everybody’s welcome to come. 8:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey will sign her book "Messages of Hope" at Edgartown Books. Sounds like a book we could all use. 2 pm. –C.B.

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

Sandy seating
"1 beach chair & 1 beach umbrella. Text 703-474-0139."

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 daily at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv

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

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Staying in?
Summer activities may be winding down, but there's still time to go wild — at least for a special Vineyard fruit that is featured in the recipe for Beach Plum Sunset Applesauce. It's from Elizabeth Post Mirel's 1973 book "Plum Crazy," which is available at local libraries.

If you'd like to share a recipe with the community, send it to us at, and include a photo of the dish and a brief backstory if you have one.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man? We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity.
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:
Marnie Edwards
This Was Then: KaBLAM!
The opening lines to Chris Baer’s essay: "It’s Labor Day, 1929, at the New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Steamboat company wharf in Oak Bluffs. The last steamer has departed for the night. The terminal staff has gone home after a busy three-day weekend; 4,000 passengers passed through that day alone. A shadowy figure — or is it two? — climbs unseen over the locked gates, enters the freight shed at the end of the wharf, and smashes a door panel to gain entry to the office within." Read more here.

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