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Bells were ringing
It was a busy morning in Edgartown Sunday. First, the annual start of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby got underway with the bell ringing for the first weigh-in of the five-week tournament. Reporter Abigail Rosen was there. Meanwhile, the Edgartown Fire Department paid tribute to the first responders and other victims of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with a ceremony at Memorial Wharf. Abigail was also there for this ceremony.
Tribal culture on display
The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) was in a celebrating mood on Saturday and Sunday, and they invited tribal nations to the Island to join them. The Aquinnah Wampanoag hosted a powwow for the first time in two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drumming filled the air and tribe members danced together in celebration. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo was there and has the story, photos and a video.
Doggone shame
It’s been a terrible couple of days for Brad Tucker. Tucker’s beloved dog, Ralf, escaped his pen and ultimately got struck by a vehicle. Tucker said the driver never reported striking the dog to police and didn’t stop. Instead, Ralf hobbled home and died. The incident has sparked outrage on Islanders Talk and has prompted a police investigation. Meanwhile, Tucker is having a tough time with the West Tisbury planning board when it comes to getting a curb cut approved for a farmstand. That meeting is tonight. Report Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

The Steamship Authority’s Port Council meets at 9 am Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the

The Oak Bluffs select board meets in joint session with the affordable housing committee at 4:30 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"The Island’s socioeconomic diversity is eroding at an alarming rate as the affordability gap for working Island residents and their families is increasing exponentially, due to the skyrocketing real estate market." –Philippe Jordi, executive director of Island Housing Trust, speaking to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission about a project planned in Edgartown

Hot Topic Comment
Kirk Oswald commented on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s approval of a new building for the Vineyard Wind project at Martha’s Vineyard Airport. "The are so many unanswered questions that no one is asking. Does anyone know how loud these helicopters are that will be flying 300 days a year? What is their flight path. Will they be flying all over the Island or only over the same houses all day long? What is the decibel rating at ground level? How big is this helicopter? What is the exact make and model of these helicopters so we can better understand the affect this noise will have?"

Hot Topic Letter
Tony Peak suggests that Tisbury residents reject the additional funding for the Tisbury School project. "The bloated costs of the school project can be traced to an absolute recalcitrance on the part of the school community to accept the limitations of the financial abilities of the Town of Tisbury. They are willing to succeed at the cost to this entire community of diminished services and a hamstrung response to future, entirely anticipated, capital needs."
Today: The West Tisbury library hosts a Classics Book Group with Jane Austen’s last novel, "Persuasion," up for discussion. I never got into Jane Austen. Maybe I should try again. 5 pm.
–Connie Berry

If I were ever to take up yoga, I’d begin with Goat Yoga. I think there would be just enough distraction to not take myself too seriously. Native Earth Teaching Farm, rain or shine. 5:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Here’s something you don’t see every day: Artist Reception for the Horse that Paints. Miniature horse Tony Smalls has his own reception at the Granary Gallery. For the love of God, if a horse can paint surely we can too. 4 pm. –C.B.

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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 until October 22. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508/627/3663

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Staying in?
Oh, how we love our kale at the MVT. We especially love this simple and hearty dish: Kale and Chickpeas in Pomodoro Sauce. It’s loaded with garlic and fresh kale, and would be perfect with a side of crusty bread.

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Packing up camp
Just in case you missed it, the Vineyard Campout was this past Friday and Saturday, and there were some amazing acts to check out at the Loft. As part of the shoulder season event, folks could purchase Vineyard Campout tickets, complete with two nights at the Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground, along with tickets to the shows. It was the brainchild of Innovation Arts and & Entertainment CEO, Adam Epstein, and he is planning on holding more Vineyard Campouts in the future. Read Lucas Thors’ story on the unique musical gathering here.
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