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Roadmap to the future
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has unveiled a climate action plan titled, "The Vineyard Way," which is aimed at having a more resilient Island moving forward. The plan was crafted by the MVC’s climate planner Liz Durkee with the assistance of the Climate Action Task Force. It looks at making the Island less reliant on fossil fuels and also talks about how the Island can promote more farming and community gardens. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
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We have a couple of stories that have to do with transportation. In Vineyard Haven, police are trying to slow traffic down by showing drivers just how fast they’re going. A new radar sign has been posted on Franklin Street. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story. Meanwhile, the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) has announced a change in its bus schedules that’s been prompted by a lack of drivers. Eunki has this update as well.

Amy Houghton, the chair of the Tisbury School Committee, says the town’s police department went too lightly on Anna Edey — the woman who showed up with carving forks to protect oak trees that were about to be taken down. Houghton wrote that if Edey were a member of the school community, she would have been removed. She also pointed out that Edey is on a town committee, but later clarified that she was not seeking for the 83-year-old woman to be removed from that panel. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the latest.
The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm on Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

The Aquinnah select board meets at 5 pm on Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"Lyme disease is such a problem, particularly here on the Vineyard. Just to be part of an effort to try to get a vaccine is really important." –Kate O’Brian on being the first person on Martha’s Vineyard to be part of the Lyme vaccine clinical trial

Hot Topic Comment
William Graves commented on the recent county meeting where they discussed the recent tragedy at Big Bridge. "Jumping from the bridge is not permitted, correct? The signs are there, of course, to indemnify the town, nothing more. Is part of the thrill of jumping when you know it’s against the ‘rules’? In the wake of this tragedy, it will be even more compelling to some to take the leap."

Hot Topic Letter
Scott Allen Hershowitz wrote to thank people for their support of Mocha Motts and Built on Stilts. "It is truly humbling to me, truly, to see the same folks year after year, day after day standing in that line to come in! I guess that’s part of the summer insanity here, lines for everything. But truly your patronage is so greatly appreciated."
Today: Join Master Trainer Colin Donohoo for the first-ever Revolution In Motion Workshop on the Island. You have to read the description because this is pretty cool. Peaked Hill Studio. Get going. 4:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Just because I love Bingo doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m old. Although it does happen to hold true in this particular instance. You should go. It’s fun, sort of like gambling but at a slower pace. American Legion Hall. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I thought this photo looked pretty awesome. Floral Photography of Bruce Matthews on display at the West Tisbury library. You can see it anytime from 10 am to 6 pm. –C.B.

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

Don't gloss over this
"Attention wooden and classic boat lovers! Free to a good home, set of wooden boat magazines 1979-2008. 804-824-1445."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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 from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. 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.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
Striped bass, anyone? We thought so. Try this recipe for Tomato Roasted Striped Bass with Shrimp and Mussels. A very uncomplicated recipe that sounds fabulous.

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Carrie Tankard
Have faith: Grieving
Everyone encounters a time in their lives when they must grieve for the loss of someone or something, and oftentimes we grieve before that person or thing is even gone. Grief is a complicated and powerful emotion, but maintaining some sort of regular spiritual practice and keeping an open mind can help assuage some of the anguish brought on by a major loss or personal battle. Director of publications Connie Berry brings us her most recent Have Faith column — a touching and honest account of some of the grief she experiences, along with some words from spiritual care counselor Rabbi Lori Schaller.

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