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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Haley’s comments
For the first time, Aquinnah select board member Gary Haley explained what led to him being charged by the Massachusetts Ethics Commission. At a hearing on Monday — which is continuing today — Haley told commissioners that he was attempting to help the town using his skills as an electrician. But when the project specs changed and he was forced to hire additional help, he needed to seek compensation from the town. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Happy campers?
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission is considering a proposal to bring a campground to the former Webb’s campground site in Southern Woodlands in Oak Bluffs. The concept was contemplated at a meeting of the Land Bank on Monday and has been referred to the Oak Bluffs advisory committee for further consideration. Several commissioners spoke favorably about the concept. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

Charge ahead
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School school committee has approved funding for electric charging stations after the school district took delivery of two electric school buses. The decision came at a meeting on Monday night. The school committee also heard from a parent upset about how the high school handled the change in track coaches, as well as another individual who is upset with the district suing the town of Oak Bluffs over the artificial turf proposal. Reporter Lucas Thors has this update.
The Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I think the town of Aquinnah is the greatest town in the world and I’ll help them out in any way that I possibly can. Not only myself but other people in town."
–Select board member Gary Haley explaining at a hearing before the state Ethics Commission why he agreed to do emergency conduit work for the town

Hot Topic Comment
Gayle Stiller commented on the MVRHS school committee decision to hire a new attorney and appeal the Oak Bluffs planning board decision on the artificial turf field. "The more I read about this the more I have to question the decision to spend the high school’s money on this appeal, which then means that the town has to spend thousands of dollars on lawyer’s fees to defend the decision and so on and so forth. Why not just accept the decision of the planning board and spend all that money putting down the best grass field available?"

Hot Topic Letter
Tony Peak wrote about the Tisbury School renovation and addition  project being over budget. "The cost to the town of Tisbury, and in my opinion to the Island, of maintaining four independent middle schools is simply NOT sustainable. If the Island does not choose to seize this opportunity to reconsider an Island-wide change in our educational framework, I believe that well before the 30-year repayment of the borrowing to revamp the Tisbury School has elapsed, we will have been forced by economics to abandon the K-8 model now followed by Tisbury, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury. Tisbury will be left with a facility, not yet paid for, but superfluous."
Today: You can’t beat the walking options at the State Forest. It’s so perfect that even I have been known to walk there. I like a nice smooth surface because I tend to be a bit klutzy, and you don’t want to take a fall at my age. Anytime. –Connie Berry

It's Open Mic Night at Island Music and you can either listen or play. I imagine both are a good time. It’s better if some of us just listen. 6 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: That fabulous kid/parent-centric Family Center offers Wednesday mornings reading and learning at the Edgartown library. Sounds like a great place to be with your young ones. Well, I love a library at any age, but you get my drift. 10:30 am. –C.B.

"Fugi 12-speed road bike, like new. $100. 508-693-3128."

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Dining out?

The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. 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 from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

Farm Neck Join us for your next dining outing at our newly renovated bar and café. We have beautiful scenic views from our indoor, and outdoor patio – exquisite menu options including daily seasonal specials, and an abundance of free parking. Lunch daily from 11 am to 5 pm, Dinner Thursday to Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm. Reservations accepted through Open Table or by phone 508-693-3560 ext 1

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Staying in?
Have a hankering for something spreadable? We do too. Tonight it’s this IGI recipe for Mushroom Spread, chock full of delicious ingredients that are good for you. We think it’s about time you whipped some up.

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Creativity in bloom
The Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club’s Blooming Art event will take place at the Old Mill in West Tisbury on June 17, 18, and 19. This year the club will exhibit the work of 33 Vineyard artists, and each piece will be paired with a floral design that was inspired by that work and created by one or more garden club members. All artwork will be for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds donated by each artist in support of the club. Check out the preview story here, and stop and smell the flowers.

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