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Navigating the process
Dukes County commissioners were the latest to hear about the Navigator Homes project, the planned community that would replace Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility. The commissioners also received updates on the need to fix some of the county’s buildings, as well as an update on funding from the federal government. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Sergeant selected
Bradley Cortez is the newest sergeant at the West Tisbury Police Department. Cortez’s promotion comes as the latest in a series of shifts in responsibilities as Lt. Skipper Manter is headed for retirement. Manter, who is also a select board member, did not participate in the voting process endorsing Cortez for obvious reasons. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Don’t miss out
Tickets are selling fast for the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center’s Summer Institute. Each summer for the past 25 years, the institute goes beyond politics to bring in some noteworthy speakers that both entertain and inspire. This year’s lineup is no different. What is different is that once again the programs will be held outside in a tent in order to keep participants safe. News intern Natalie Aymond has this story.
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Quote of the Day
"That seems to be a crazy plan — that we operate six days a week but we don’t operate on Saturdays, the busiest day of the year."–Chilmark select board member Warren Doty on the lack of a shuttle bus on Saturdays for the Menemsha sunsets

Hot Topic Comment
Jackie Mendez responded to a comment suggesting that Kindia Roman use some of her settlement from the town of Tisbury to help others. "I hope she takes a vacation to a gorgeous, remote spot, has luxurious spa treatments, and sips peach-colored cocktails with little paper umbrellas floating on top. If any of that can begin to help heal the pain, suffering, and damage she endured from abusive pigs, all the better for her."

Hot Topic Letter
Nathaniel Trumbull wrote to take issue with the Steamship Authority. "We need fast-ferry service to the Vineyard that teachers and journeymen can use in order to alleviate the current affordable housing crisis there. The SSA continues to block introduction of this service from Woods Hole, apparently on the grounds that it would cannibalize passenger numbers on its slow boats, and cause it to lose money. That justification is simply irresponsible."
Today: When I lived in Syracuse a group of salsa dancers would come to this little hole-in-the-wall place where we’d go for a drink after work and they would dance one night a week. It was awesome. They had special shoes and everything. Christina Montoya teaches Dance Class: Salsa Suelta Cubana at the Oak Bluffs library. That could be you. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Lovely idea:
Family Night at Felix Neck
. Bring the family and check out the creatures, watch the sun set, talk a walk, and roast marshmallows. Another night in paradise. 6:45 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: My friend, author, and spectacular fisherman Janet Messineo-Israel is leading a Fishing 101 for Kids Class at the Edgartown library. She’s probably the best person in the universe to do this class. And she’s a mama herself. Take the kids. 10:30 am. –C.B.

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

Everything must go
"Variety of stuff! Wicker-shelf, $20. Wicker-hammer, $10. Cat-crate, $15. Bamboo-chair w/ cushion, $70. Small-secretary, $75. Desk-chair, $79. Wooden-easy-chairs w/ cushion, $89. 508-693-5884."

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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 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 from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. 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.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
How do you feel about blueberries? We love them. Blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, blueberry pie, blueberries and liver. We love all of it. Try this Blueberry Cobbler recipe from freelance writer Paul W. Bagnall. And remember to share.

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The write stuff
The Martha’s Vineyard Author Series is back this year with a number of heavy-hitting presentations from notable authors. Brought to the Chilmark Community Center and the Performing Arts Center by the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival, the author series will include discussions with Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, along with several local and visiting writers. Everyone will debut their latest books, and every individual ticket for a specific speaker comes with a copy of their most recent book. Read Lucas Thors’ story about the season-long event here.

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