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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Secret Service bombshell
A member of former President Barack Obama’s Secret Service was arraigned on charges of criminal harassment and witness intimidation. The agent, Douglas Vines, was represented by attorney Dan Larkosh, who attempted to delay the arraignment telling the judge the charges had been trumped up by a woman that Vines had been dating. The woman asked for a restraining order, but the judge denied it saying there had been no allegations of physical harm, only a "threat to deport" the woman. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

Schools of thought
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional School Committee met for a one item agenda meeting on Thursday, but it was a doozy. The committee talked about sending the revised regional agreement to all of the Island’s select boards for approval and began discussions of pulling together a school building committee for the high school project. (Spoiler alert: They’re talking about having meetings on Fridays.) Reporter Lucas Thors has this update.

Stick to the plans
There was a bit of tension at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission meeting Thursday as commissioners were upset at learning that plans they were looking at for a house on Look Street weren’t exactly what might be built. During a packed meeting, the commissioners also discussed a controversial marina overhaul and a mysterious West Tisbury meeting place. Reporter Abigail Rosen stayed up late so you didn’t have to and has this story.
The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"As you saw during the tour, this is an old building with some new add-ons that was kind of piecemealed together that’s not very efficient for lots of reasons."–West Tisbury select board member Skipper Manter, speaking at a joint meeting between the three Up-Island towns about the Howes House

Hot Topic Comment
Gail Wilson commented on the loss of Sports Haven in Vineyard Haven. "It is a shame, if they put in another Tshirt/touristy gimmick of a store OR build up the property (like they want to do with the old Educomp property) I personally will be very disappointed. The loss of the Sun Dog in Edgartown was tough as well."

Hot Topic Letter
Tom Pallas, aka Spokémon, wrote about a find on the bike path. " came across a new circular saw blade on the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven path yesterday. If it’s yours, please reply with a description."
Today: The Red House Peer Recovery Support Center in Oak Bluffs is offering meetings for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families in-person and via Zoom. Tune in from 5 to 6 pm and take advantage of the 12-step program. –Lucas Thors

Circuit Arts is hosting a special showing of "Saloum" at the Grange Hall from 7 to 9 pm. The film is a thrilling account of three mercenaries as they endeavor to escape the 2003 Guinea-Bissau coup d’état and travel to the Sine-Saloum Delta. –L.T.
This weekend: On Saturday, stop by the Island’s oldest and largest farmers market in West Tisbury. The Ag Hall grounds will be filled with local produce, homemade bread, fresh honey, and much more. From 9 am to 12 pm. For anyone who loves Vineyard Gardens, they’re holding their annual Harvest Festival from 10 am to 3 pm. Live music will start at 12:30 pm, and the event will include nature art projects and some tasty snacks. Christina Montoya introduces folks to Salsa Suelta Cubana dancing, a form of salsa dancing without a partner, from 10:45 am to 12 pm. At the Oak Bluffs library. And for the kids, the Pinkletinks will perform at the West Tisbury library from 11 am to 12 pm. They’ll perform some classic songs in a kid-friendly format. Photography fanatics will love Paul Doherty’s exhibit "Vineyard Light and Reflection," at the M.V. Playhouse. Check out the shimmering colors of Island landscapes from 1 to 4 pm. Of course, we have to highlight the amazing musical talent that will debut at Ladyfest on Circuit Avenue. The female-fueled fun aims to reduce domestic and sexual violence by benefitting Connect — a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. From 2 to 9 pm. –L.T.

Wake up the right way on Sunday with the Oak Bluffs Fall 5k Run. The race starts at Washington Park in Oak Bluffs at 9 am and loops around East Chop — a route with some stunning ocean views. There’s also a one-mile fun run. Both races benefit the Oak Bluffs 8th grade. Also in Washington Park, the Oak Bluffs open market runs from 10 am to 2 pm. Specialty foods, antiques, and live music. Then settle into the afternoon with a Second Sunday concert from jazz trio Eric Johnson, Taurus Biskis, and Hugh Burrows, beginning at 2 pm. At the West Tisbury library. –L.T.

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

Sail for sale
"Soling mast, boom and rigging (for measurement purposes). $100 each, rigging free. 508-889-7074."

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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 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 through October 22. 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.
The Café will be open for lunch from 11 am to 5 pm daily and open for dinner Wednesday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
For a sweet treat and a seasonal story, check the recipe for Cranberry Walnut Pie and its accompanying essay, excerpted from the book "Home Bird: Four Seasons on Martha’s Vineyard," by Laura Wainwright. Word has it this fruity and nutty pie was served first during a five-course meal, so go ahead and bog straight into dessert.

Enjoy more stories and recipes in the latest Edible Vineyard magazine, on newsstands now.

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Creative living
It seems appropriate that Charlie Esposito, who is known for his creativity, was this year’s recipient of the Creative Living Award. At a ceremony at the Grange Hall on Thursday evening, Esposito’s friends shared stories about his work at Black Dog and the Performing Arts Center, and members of the band he played with were on hand for a reunion concert. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo was there and has a story and a video of the performance.

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