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Over and out
Skipper Manter officially retired as a police lieutenant on Sunday. Manter, who also serves the town as a select board member and on the school committee, was treated to a parade of emergency vehicles from around the Island. We know he’s signed off from the police department, but we haven’t heard the last from Skipper. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story and a video and Jeremy Driesen was there to capture the day in photos.
Just a minute
The Martha’s Vineyard Times and, particularly, reporter Rich Saltzberg have won a victory in an Open Meeting Law case. The Times questioned the lack of detailed information provided in executive session minutes by the Oak Bluffs select board in multiple executive sessions about a missing rifle at the police department. The Attorney General’s office ultimately sided with The Times. Here’s the story.

It’s her choice
The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center held a forum recently about women’s reproductive rights. The Hebrew Center, led by Rabbi Caryn Broitman, is firmly in the camp of supporting a women’s right to choose. Those at the event also heard from a former Chappy resident who now leads one of the larger women’s centers in the country. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
The Chilmark select board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"I think we all ask ourselves, we war correspondents, what’s my real motivation here? How much is this a desire to illuminate for the world the horrors of what we’re observing … and how much of it is a selfish, self-gratification of being in the heart of things or elevated sense of danger? I can only answer it’s a combination."–Writer Joshua Hammer on covering the war in Ukraine

Hot Topic Comment
Gail Gardner responded to commenters who questioned the amount of time and effort put in by teachers. "I am a teacher. I make a good living. During the summer, many of us work second jobs, cover summer school, plan for the upcoming year, and take required professional development. Most of us will also go into school during the summer to work in and on our classrooms and help with other things."

Hot Topic Letter
Paul Doherty wrote to thank the community after the loss of his dog, Chester. "We wish you comfort as you grieve with us and feel humbled by your outpouring of love! This is what Island living is all about, and we feel blessed to be part of this amazingly caring community."
Today: I haven’t been to Bingo in so long, I may have forgotten how to play. The number of attendees goes up in the summer, and this means a chance at larger winnings than other times of year. That might be enough to get you going. American Legion Hall, Vineyard Haven. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I went to this one year and my face hurt for days from all the laughing. We could all use a bright spot. M.V. Comedy Fest at the Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs. 9 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I’m seriously going to make it to this: Give Me Shelter, a two-day art show that benefits Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, our homeless prevention organization. Artists include Abbey Kuhe, Alejandro Carreno, Anne Besse-Smith, Billy Hoff, Carol Brown Goldberg, Colin Ruel, Kara Taylor, Libby Ellis, and many more. At the Grange. 12 to 7 pm. –C.B.

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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.

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Staying in?
You know, a grill doesn’t always have to be topped with beef. You could try this sponsored content recipe from Cronig’s and Edible Vineyard: Grilled Tofu Fajitas. Don’t knock it until you try it. We did and we’re all onboard.

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Going to war
What do you get when you put magazine writer Joshua Hammer, film producer Doug Liman, and former LA Times editor Bob Drogin into a room together at Featherstone Center for the Arts? A lively discussion on coverage of the war in Ukraine. The forum was the opening for Islanders Write, a Times sponsored event that concluded earlier this afternoon. Editor George Brennan has the story on Saturday’s opening discussion.
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