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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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See you in court?
Alan Dershowitz is making the circuit again complaining that he is being "shunned" and "canceled" because of his defense of President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Chilmark library director Ebba Hierta says Trump’s comments have prompted her to get hate mail from a Proud Boy member. After Dershowitz issued his threat, the Chilmark library trustees scheduled a meeting that they have since postponed. Editor George Brennan has this story.
Top-to-bottom review
Chilmark, with the assistance of a volunteer consultant, is embarking on a review of how the town operates. Without discussing specific issues, the select board agreed that there have been some things brought to their attention that need looking into. They also revisited the camera in Menemsha issue. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this update.

You be the Judge
After releasing a draft management plan that got some pretty feisty feedback from a former superintendent, Trustees officials John Judge and Darci Schofield met with reporter Rich Saltzberg to clarify some points about Over Sand Vehicles and dogs on beaches. They also let the public know that they welcome feedback on the draft plan and pointed to some upcoming sessions where the public can let them know what they think needs to change. Here’s the story.


The All-Island School Committee meets at 6 pm 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
"We have nothing but honor and respect for the commission and the core work they do for the Vineyard."–Harbor View Hotel general manager Scott Little after the hotel settled a lawsuit over conditions imposed by the MVC

Hot Topic Comment
Capt. John Nelson praised the accomplishments of his former students who recently graduated from a police academy. "Outstanding, fabulous and terrific accomplishments to all four of my past biology students!! Your service to our Island community will be appreciated by all!"

Hot Topic Letter
A year ago, Tom Ellis wrote about NIMBYism being alive on the Island. "Apparently affordable housing — the one avenue remaining for those islanders who would like to continue to live here, Islanders who are trying desperately to not get displaced due to the economic earthquakes occurring but will never feasibly be able to afford a million-plus-dollar house — is tantamount to ‘not being able to afford it by their own means, and guilting others’."
Today: Two best friends who happen to be renowned journalists, Bob Drogin and Tom Hamburger, talk about their careers and give us the scoop on Washington, D.C., at Old Friends Talking the Midterm Blues. Drogin was White House editor for the LA Times during the Trump administration. Lucky him. Chilmark library. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

It’s time to party at the Edgartown library tonight. Join your friends and neighbors at the Disability Pride Party, with food, music, and dancing. Chef Look and McCaull Reid will prepare the eats and DJ Smooth B lays down the beats. 7 to 9 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Check out the A Gallery Contemporary Art Pop-up at Featherstone. It’s a group exhibit with about every kind of art imaginable with lots of our favorites — Rez Williams, Ruth Kirchmeier, Libby Ellis, Richard Lee and much more. 10 am to 4 pm. –C.B.

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

Take it away
"Sunfish trailer in great condition. Trailex brand aluminum with good rubber. 1 7/8" ball and lights. Registered with Mass DMV. $99.00. 508-645-9724."

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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 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?
Burger enthusiast Ben Pion is on a roll with his juicy reviews of various Vineyard burger joints. Pion’s passion has garnered the attention of fellow food lovers, along with restaurant owners who want their burgers reviewed. Recently, Pion’s burger critiques have been picked up by This Week on Martha’s Vineyard, a summer entertainment newspaper. Keep an eye out for Pion when visiting local restaurants, and check out intern Natalie Aymond’s story on how he started up his unique side gig, and which burgers are must-trys.

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Everyone’s invited
The second annual Martha’s Vineyard Disability Festival is here at last, and there are so many opportunities for folks of all ages and abilities to participate and celebrate. The festival is the result of a combined effort between the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (under the umbrella of Circuit Arts), the Island Disability Coalition, the Island Autism Group, and several other local organizations that hold inclusivity at the core of their work. Read reporter Lucas Thors’ recent piece on the festival, which kicks off today at the Grange in West Tisbury.

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