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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1997, Princess Diana died in a car crash. Hard to imagine it’s been that long. Today is National Eat Outside Day. There are lots of great locations on the Island to do just that. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Beach Road review
While this year’s Beach Road Weekend music festival was largely praised by those in attendance for the music, there were some hiccups in this year’s event. A severe thunderstorm that happened just as the first night was letting out caused some flooding and ultimately has led to some significant field damage that needs to be repaired. Promoter Adam Epstein has vowed to make those repairs and also addressed some other concerns about this year’s festival in a conversation with Editor George Brennan. Here’s that story.
Sheriff showdown
For the first time since the pandemic began, two candidates squared off face-to-face in a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Incumbent Sheriff Robert Ogden and challenger Erik Blake answered questions from the packed audience and debated each other during the forum. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story. We also have stories on the race for state Senate on the Republican side and the race for district attorney.
Jury’s out
A jury in Fall River Superior Court heard closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of Joseph Noe, who is accused in the shooting death of Oak Bluffs firefighter Eric Voshell. The case centers around two rival motorcycle gangs and an incident that happened outside a Fall River bar. Reporter Rich Saltzberg was in Fall River today to hear closing arguments and will report when there’s a verdict in the case.

BONUS PHOTO: The Island woke up to some rain and, ultimately, a beautiful display of rainbows. Reporter Rich Saltzberg posted a photo of a rainbow over the Vineyard Haven terminal and John Rogers snapped this double rainbow at Bend in the Road in Edgartown.


MVRHS committee meets on Thursday at 6 pm. Remote access. Here is the

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

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Quote of the Day
"Things like communication and transparency were not similar to what we had [in the past]. Information was not flowing very easily and trying to get information about what was going on in terms of the beach, the birds, the access, was very difficult."
–Peter Sliwkowski, owner of Larry’s Tackle Shop, on the new MV Beachgoers Access Group

Hot Topic Comment
Jocelyn Croft commented on the Old souvenir shop being approved for demolition. "Well, it needed either a loving restoration or a tear down. I will miss it, it’s unique style and so many memories of myself, and eventual kids in the store shopping for candy and cheap do-dads. I only hope that whatever replaces it will blend perfectly with the island spirit."

Hot Topic Letter
Gretchen Snyder called on Beach Road Weekend to do more to accommodate neighbors of the festival. "I live on Lagoon Pond Rd.  abutting the Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven. What a busy concert you put on this weekend. There was a steady stream of happy and kind people (except for the beer can, broken glass and cigarette butt left on my lawn) going up and down the street. I am glad so many people enjoyed your concert. I wish I had."
Today: Missis Biskis plays on the patio at the Chilmark library. It’s sort of an end-of-the-summer last hurrah. I love a good last hurrah. 508-645-3360. Starts at 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The Red House recovery community holds an Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony and Candlelight Vigil tonight. It is open to everyone, so join them as they mark the occasion. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Louisa Gould Gallery hosts a Thank You Sale for Labor Day, with 10 percent off most of the artwork. You can visit online, and the discount applies to phone orders. Opens 11 am. –C.B.

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

If the shoe fits…
"Men’s size 12 Vasque hiking boots. Bought last fall at Green Room and worn once. Available for pickup for $40. Call 914 649-9252."

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 until October 22nd. 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

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
Would you look at that photo and think it was a Spinach and Black Bean Brownie? We wouldn’t either. If you’re looking for alternatives to sugar and dairy, this recipe is perfect. And all you have to do is put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender, bake, and let the brownies sit in the fridge overnight.

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If you'd like to share your own recipe, along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory, email us at
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Tuesday’s contest answer:
Connie McHugh and Bill Bennett

The Art Circle Group
Nancy Shaw Cramer, Sandy Bernat, Ruth Kirchmeier, Leslie Baker, Jennifer McCurdy, Julia Mitchell, Marie-Louise Rouff, and Heather Sommers — all eight women are longtime friends and talented artists. Through their combined creativity, they’ve created a new exhibit called "The Art Circle Group," which will be available for viewing at the Galaxy Gallery from Sept. 1 to 13. Whether it’s painting, prints, ceramics, paper, or tapestry, there is something for every taste. And the collective creativity of these artists makes a stunning show that’s not to be missed. Read writer Abby Remer’s piece on the exhibit here.

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