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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It is starting to feel more and more like spring. Daffodils are popping up, it was sunny for a minute there, and the pinkletinks have been peeping. That said, it’s supposed to rain the next couple days, allegedly. But, we have a nice Saturday in the forecast, which, for the office goer, feels like the first time in a while. So, it’s only Tuesday, but good things are coming. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Turf-field litigation
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School school committee decided to continue its lawsuit against the town of Oak Bluffs in order to build a new field, despite going over what it originally budgeted. But the vote was close. Very close. And some members were not happy to keep going with the appeal, especially when the school is asking for $2 million from voters at the upcoming town meetings. Read our story here.
Chilmark candidates debate
Several candidates were present during a candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard at Chilmark Library, but Russell Maloney and Marie Larsen were the focus of attendees during the evening. The two are competing to earn the seat on the Chilmark select board. Meeting with voters, the candidates gave their thoughts on the town and what they hope can be accomplished to improve Chilmark. Get the details here.
Edgartown annual preview
The Martha’s Vineyard Times has been ramping up our coverage of town meetings. Here’s the latest. We look at Edgartown that has some big-ticket items like an over $20 million rebuild of the town’s fire station, a new animal control facility, improvements on North Wharf, and wastewater projects. There are almost 100 articles combined in the annual and special town meetings. Check our coverage here.

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

The Edgartown Conservation Commission meets at 4 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.

The Chilmark Board of Health meets at 5 pm Wednesday. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"This is not a popular topic across the Island, when next week we’re asking for 2 million dollars [for the high school project], to go on further with this project. I just think it’s inappropriate."
—High school committee member Skip Manter on the committee’s
decision to keep its lawsuit over the turf field ongoing.

Hot Topic Comment
Lisa Rohn commented on the alleged stabbing of a dog last week, which resulted in no criminal charges: "There is a reason we have leash laws, which many dog owners feel does not apply to them. I am constantly having to deal with big dogs running up and jumping on me – and often get serious attitude from the owner, never an apology. I agree – keep control of your dog; obey the laws of the town; be considerate to others and leash your dogs when walking in public! This sort of thing could be avoided."

Hot Topic Letter
Susan Desmarais from Oak Bluffs writes to us about environmentally responsible development: "As many know, our sole-source aquifer is critical to everyone’s health. Mitigating and stopping PFAS contamination is critical. And when thinking of climate change, we need to preserve trees and green spaces. While I support better access to affordable housing, I urge decisionmakers to examine and enforce environmental guidelines so that natural resources are retained."
Today: M.V. Library Association's Classics Book Group meets via Zoom. The book this month is "O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather. 5 pm. Read Abby Remer's article about the group here.

Expand your consciousness with Group Meditation at the tranquil Bodhi Path center in West Tisbury. Also available on Zoom. 6 pm.
Tomorrow: Find wellbeing this spring through an Energy Strengthening Class with Shanta Gabriel. Virtually on Zoom from the West Tisbury library, 11:30 am.

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

Saw cool reflection
"Frameless mirror 40x53" $25; Three window mount Air conditioners $25 each; 7 1/4" Milwaukee skill saw $30. Please text. 774-563-4250."

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 Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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Staying in?
If you grow your own veggies, we’re sure you’ve got some ideas on how to use them. If snap peas are in your vegetable repertoire, maybe you can try the Pork Fried Rice recipe that Paul W. Bagnall shared with us.

Do you have a recipe to share? Send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this woman? Submit your best guess to within 24 hours and check the next Minute for the correct answer. We’ll throw all winning guesses into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 Lift certificate to an Island business or $100 to go toward an Island charity of their choice. For previous Do You Knows, see our archive.

Monday’s contest answer:
John Gates
People and places
It’s safe to say that photographer Matt Cosby has a good eye for taking pictures that capture the quintessence of different places in the world. And what is more representative of a place’s history, culture, or society than the people who live there? Cosby’s work is on display at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and each piece reflects an exciting adventure to a new destination. Read the story of this travel photographer and all his work here.

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