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West Tisbury says no to field lawsuit
West Tisbury voters made it clear they were fed up with the field lawsuit during the annual town meeting. An amendment was made to reduce the town’s share of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School budget to zero, targeting funding for the lawsuit. If two more towns follow suit, negotiations may need to be reopened with a special town meeting to determine a budget. Meanwhile, the town may be paying a hefty price to repair the library's HVAC system. Get the details here.
Edgartown goes for new fire station
Edgartown town meeting started about a half hour late because it took some time to reach a quorum, but once it started, voters flew through a nearly 100-article warrant. The big one: A $21-million funding request to build a new fire station, which voters approved. An article regulating light pollution was indefinitely postponed, but otherwise the articles were approved. Read our coverage here.
No more nips
Voters in Oak Bluffs sped through a collective 57 warrant articles at their special and annual town meeting Tuesday evening. Every request was approved, although some voters highlighted the disparity between the overall town budget of $37.6 million, and the 0.2 percent of that total allocated to regional social services and programs. Read more about that here. Oak Bluffs residents also voted, overwhelmingly, in favor of the proposed ‘nip’ ban. Edgartown voters passed the same ban an hour later, which means an Islandwide ban on the sale of the miniature alcohol bottles. Here’s that story here.

The Up-Island Regional School District committee meets at 5:30 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"We are setting an unbelievably bad example for our children by suing ourselves. . .It is the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard of … the financial waste is ridiculous."
—Former chair of the all-Island school committee Kate Devane at
Tuesday’s West Tisbury meeting on the ongoing high school turf field litigation.

Hot Topic Comment
Here is a part of what Rebekah ElDeiry wrote about West Tisbury voters’ decision against the field lawsuit: "As unfortunate as it is to deny our schools of important funding, this action by West Tisbury taxpayers is in my opinion, is the only way to encourage our appointed representative to stop this lawsuit and move forward with the sustainable reconstruction of our MVRHS playing fields . I encourage my home town of Tisbury, and taxpayers in Chilmark and Aquinnah to protest and follow this exercise in Town Meeting democracy to support your MVRHS school committee members who oppose this lawsuit."

Hot Topic Letter
Dana Nunes writes to us about wearing masks while mowing the lawn, following her partner’s exposure to tularemia: "Now, why the mask? He had pneumonic tularemia, the most serious form of this disease. How did he get it? During the several hours that it takes him to mow our field, he one day likely ran over the remains of a dead rabbit, inhaling the dispersed results."
Today: Jelisa Difo leads a Restorative Reset at the Edgartown library. Nice and slow with long holds and deep breathing. I might do this at my desk today. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

The film noir classic "Night and the City" plays at the Film Center, with a special introduction by Paul Karasik. They even have a little dark chocolate and pinot noir for you in the lobby. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Laurel Redington from WMVY helps fourth, fifth, and sixth graders find their voice with this Radio Games for Kids program. Maybe the next Walter Cronkite or Diane Sawyer is out there waiting to learn. Who knows? West Tisbury library. 3:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Keep yourself in stitches
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Staying in?
Try a new take on a classic dish with the recipe for Icelandic Potato Salad, straight from Connie Berry's test kitchen when she perused the cookbook "Cool Cuisine: Traditional Icelandic Cuisine." You may want to forego pairing the salad with a side of reindeer, but how about some chocolate soup? Stay tuned...

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Tuesday’s contest answer:
Joe Alosso
Llamas come to Island Alpaca
There are a few new additions to the herd at Island Alpaca Farm in Oak Bluffs — llamas. The farm welcomed two recently: one that is just under one year old, and another that is an adult named Poppy. Once Poppy gets comfortable in her new home, she will eventually become the dominant matriarch of the herd, and will serve as the guard llama to protect the animals against predators. Read about the new llamas on-Island here.

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