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Price fixing
The Tisbury School project, after nearly two months of delays, has a guaranteed maximum price. Voters will be asked at next week’s town meeting to support $25.6 million in additional spending, which will cover the $70 million fixed costs along with close to $12 million in so-called soft costs. The figures were released at the school committee and building committee joint session on Tuesday and are likely to be discussed again at a select board meeting this afternoon. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the latest.
Funds released
A somewhat reluctant Oak Bluffs select board agreed to fund $250,000 toward the so-called Southern Tier affordable housing project. Island Housing Trust and Affirmative Investments were awarded the contract for the project, and as part of their proposal there were town funds involved. Meanwhile, the board discussed and ultimately approved a request for proposals for Healy Square as part of the streetscape plans. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.
Everyone’s welcome
That’s the message that Care Access, the folks running the Lyme vaccine clinical trial, are trying to get across to the community. Two physicians from Brazil are currently visiting the Island in an effort to help reach and allay fears of folks who might be skeptical. It’s part of an overall effort by Care Access to reach a diverse population on the Island. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

The Oak Bluffs board of health meets at 10:20 am Thursday. Remote access. Here is the

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"Staff appreciates, but ultimately must sadly recommend rejecting, various references to ‘Jaws’ that were submitted, as well as ‘Boaty McBoatface,’ ‘Ferry McFerryface,’ and ‘Steamy McSteamface.’ Staff also declined to put forth a popular pairing, ‘East Chop’ and ‘West Chop,’ for fear of creating confusion with radar markings and potential confusion in case of emergency."
–Sean Driscoll, spokesman for the Steamship Authority, explaining why some popular names were eliminated for two new ferries the SSA is purchasing

Hot Topic Comment
Robert Brown reacted to the report about proposed rate increases for the Steamship Authority. "No increases on rates for the MV MBTA. If anything they should be decreased. Nobody in management deserves a pay raise with the issues that have transpired. We should not have to pay for errors made with the taj mahal that is certainly not needed in Woods Hole. Start the plans for a tunnel."

Hot Topic Letter
Leaders of youth sports organizations are bemoaning the closure of Sports Haven in Vineyard Haven. "Sports Haven plays an important role on the Island. Having a local sporting goods store means our young athletes have convenient access to necessary equipment, so they can always show up for the field, ice, court, or pool. As the store faces a sudden, significant rental hike, here's to hoping some Island creativity and/or generosity will emerge to save this important community resource."
Today: Jeremy Berlin and Eric Johnson play Jazz on the Patio at the Chilmark library. They’ve played together so long it's sweet, sweet music for your ears. And heart. Free. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

This week brings another chance to see live theater at the M.V. Playhouse with "Burning Patience" taking the stage. The romantic comedy takes place in Chile, but you’ll find it in Vineyard Haven. 7:30 pm. –C.B
Tomorrow: The Aquinnah Cultural Center offers a series of Cultural Nights for tribal members and their families with lessons, activities, food, and a great time to gather in community. 5:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Picture this
"Never opened photography kit for studio work. Includes lights, white tent for tabletop, etc. Perfect for jewelry, small objects. $50. 508-274-3272."

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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?
We took a trip down memory lane with Jack O’Malley’s recipe for Shrimp Vittorio. He shared it with us in 2015, but we can guarantee it stands the test of time. Besides, the recipe is special for Jack; he adapted it from a dish he and his wife enjoyed when they were first married. Sweet.

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Sandra Pimentel

Blown away
The annual Wind Festival was held in Oak Bluffs last Saturday, but unfortunately the wind didn’t cooperate.  (The Moffett Race was canceled that day because the sailboats couldn’t get enough wind to compete.) The annual event invites children in the community to gather at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs to make kites and then send them soaring into the air. Despite the lack of wind, organizer Holly Alaimo said it was still a good time. Here’s the story and photos.
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