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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1954, trials of the polio vaccine began. Today is National Audubon Day, a good day to celebrate the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary here on the Island. It’s also National Pretzel Day and National Help a Horse Day, which is every day for our colleague Nicole Jackson. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Take it to the bank
Five of the six Island towns have approved of a housing bank. On Monday, Chilmark voters — and one persistent cat — went to the Chilmark Community Center for the first indoor town meeting in two years. After a lengthy discussion, voters approved the housing bank by a voice vote. Remaining for the housing bank is the Aquinnah town meeting, as well as ballot votes in Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah. Meanwhile, Chilmark voters took care of other town business. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Power trip
Eversource is coming to the Island next week to hold a "community conversation" on two new undersea cables it plans to run from Falmouth to the Island. One of the cables would replace a faulty line and the other would add capacity for the Island, according to the project coordinator. The event to gather feedback is being held at Chef Deon’s at the VFW in Oak Bluffs. Editor George Brennan has the details.

Taking Pride
Two groups that want to have a Pride Parade and celebrate Pride month in Oak Bluffs have cleared their first hurdles. The NAACP of Martha’s Vineyard and Oak Bluffs Business Association received permission to have a flag raising ceremony (pending approval of the select board) and to end their parade at Ocean Park. The decision was not unanimous. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Bonus Photo
Lorraine Clark of Tisbury recently celebrated her 85th birthday with a very special sign. Photo courtesy of Alexandra Clark.
The West Tisbury select board meets on Wednesday at 4:30 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"It’s been a project we’ve been working on for about a year, and if you’re going to approve people to add anything to a flagpole, there should be a policy associated with that before you do it."–Oak Bluffs select board chair Brian Packish on why the board is considering its flag policy ahead of a request to fly the Pride flag on town flagpoles

Hot Topic Comment
Dianne Faulkner commented on donations made by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to support Ukraine. "It surely warms my heart to read how the MV Hospital workers and residents came together to help the people of the Ukraine in their hour of need. God bless all those involved to make that valuable delivery of medical supplies happen."

Hot Topic Letter
Jack Fruchtman wrote about Russian war crimes. "The evidence is strong that Russian troops have engaged in many atrocities defined as war crimes: deliberately targeting civilian populations, including hospitals and residential areas; rape as a weapon of war; executions of civilians; the forceable transfer of Ukrainian children to Russia; and more. All of these are prohibited under the Geneva Conventions and other international agreements, and the world has witnessed war crime tribunals on at least eight occasions since the Nuremberg Trials."
Today: I’m at that point where you start thinking about downloading brain games all the time. And contemplating geriatric multivitamins. I’ve already switched over to purple shampoo. Try this Eating for Cognitive Health with dietitian Judy Palken via the Edgartown library. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

Live music and great food? Sign me up. The Jaywalkers with Barbara Puciul, Jessie Leaman, Don Groover, and Steve Gallagher play at Cardboard Box. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Try your hand at watercolor with this Painting the Landscape class with Lynn Hoeft. This falls under my "all the things I wish I could do" category. Try it. Featherstone. 1 pm. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
Ava Castro from IGI gives us this Harvest of the Month recipe from Mo’s Lunch: Grilled Little Neck Clams. Someone needs to tell production manager Dave Plath, the Times’ clam whisperer, about this one.

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Mare of Easttown
It’s a great excuse to subscribe to HBO Max, especially if you love Kate Winslet as much as Times director of publications Connie Berry does — "Mare of Easttown" is available for your viewing pleasure. The murder mystery follows Marianne "Mare" Sheehan, a middle-aged detective who seeks to solve the recent killing of a teenage mother. Read this week’s What Are You Watching, and find out more about this thrilling miniseries.
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