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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It’s Martha Stewart’s birthday. Wonder what kind of cake she’s having? And the NBA was formed by the merger of the National Basketball League and the Basketball Association of America on this date in 1949. Maybe shoot some hoops in honor of Martha. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Preliminary report
Federal investigators released a preliminary report into the fatal plane crash at MVY earlier in July. Their findings show that the pilot "blacked out" after an aborted landing. The report also found the 79-year-old pilot had supplied "extensive documentation of his health conditions" before getting a special license. Read more here.
No resignation
The West Tisbury select board decided not to take action after a potential conflict of interest. Jefrey DuBard had been serving on two separate housing-related boards, although he resigned from one. A board member moved to remove DuBard from the other committee, but it was not supported. DuBard will continue to serve. Read more here.

Steamship down two
Two Steamship Authority ferries are down currently. One, the Nantucket, will seemingly be out longer than the Gay Head. Both ferries are on the Vineyard route, and there were slight delays on some trips today. It’s still not clear how long the vessels will be out of service. One vessel needs repairs to a propeller shaft and the other needs a new turbocharger. Read more here.

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Quote of the Day
"There’s a lot of beautiful water here we want to protect."
— Great Pond Foundation executive director Emily Reddington on cyanobacteria in Island ponds.

Hot Topic Comment
Bob Murphy comments on the SSA’s possible raised borrowing limit: "This is not good news. The Steamship will borrow right up to its limit, and we will continue to pay and have outrageous fees for getting to and from our homes."

Hot Topic Letter
Thomas Hodgson writes to us in response to the SSA’s raised borrowing limit of $50 million: "The Massachusetts Legislature has given the SSA another $50 million in bonding authorization. SSA bonds are ‘gold-plated,’ and my impression is that they have always been sold by well-connected brokers to well-connected fat cats. More bonds for the fat cats?"
Today: The Aquinnah library’s Summer Speaker Series gives us presenter Barney Zeitz and his amazing stained glass pieces and memorial sculptures. Truly amazing. Free. Aquinnah Town Hall. 5 pm.
–Connie Berry

The M.V. Playhouse presents "Twelfth Night" outdoors at the Tisbury amphitheater. It’s a fast-paced comedy, and I don’t know anyone who can’t use a little of that right now. 6 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Artist Jeanne Staples, a personal favorite, has an Opening Reception at the Granary Gallery. She has an uncanny sense of capturing mood with the light in her paintings. Reception, 4 to 6 pm.

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

Lose those dishpan hands
"Dishwasher Whirlpool Gold Series. Good condition. $100. 603.355.0816."

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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 Sweet Life Open year-round! Serving dinner daily at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

Click here for more details and specials

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Staying in?
You say potato we say frittata. Almost 10 years ago, Island Grown Initiative gave us this recipe for a Green Frittata and we’re still whipping it up in the Times’ kitchen. Why? Because it’s delicious and economical.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you recognize this smiling face? We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity.
Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Wednesday's contest answer:
Beth Toomey

Coming to a venue near you soon
Mike Mok and the Em-Tones are on the Island for the summer. The bluesy rock ‘n’ roll group’s next gig is August 10 at the Ritz. Mike Mok has played on the Island many times, having first visited in 1994. Get more details about upcoming shows here.

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