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A weekend of tunes
It was a wild weekend on Martha’s Vineyard with the Beach Road Weekend music festival. As Veterans Memorial Park is cleared of sound equipment, stages are broken down, and international touring artists filter off the Island, the final major event of the summer comes to a close. This year’s festival saw the largest crowds out of any prior year — now everyone can take a deep breath as the hordes of visitors begin to disperse. Read coverage of Beach Road Weekend here.
Winds of change
A 36-foot-tall maintenance structure will serve as a headquarters building for Vineyard Wind 1 operations in Vineyard Haven. Slated to be located at 69 Beach Road, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved the construction project at their meeting on Thursday. Tisbury-based-construction company Sourati Engineering Group LLC will be responsible for the construction of the 36,000-square-foot combined office, storage, and parking structure. Read reporter Abigail Rosen’s piece on the development here.
Who will be the next sheriff?
Incumbent Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden is facing off against challenger Erik Blake to see who will win the Democratic nomination for sheriff and claim the badge. The sheriff plays a number of integral roles in the Island community and both men have different visions of how they can fill those roles. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo spoke with both Ogden and Blake to see what their plans are should they be elected. Here is that story.

The Tisbury select board meets at 1 pm Tuesday at the Tisbury Senior Center to discuss the special town meeting warrant. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"These are the kinds of folks who will just cold call me and be like ‘Is there anything going on that we need to deal with? We have lobsters, shellfish. Is everything going alright with the tribal citizens, and does everyone have enough to eat?’ It’s really impressive for them to change the trajectory of their day to deliver this fish which is going to feed a lot of tribal members."
–Bret Stearns, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) natural resources officer, on Massachusetts Environmental Police donating 700 pounds of haddock to Wampanoag tribal members.

Hot Topic Comment
Christopher Knowles commented on our Beach Road Weekend story asking people to think about the trajectory of the Island. "Last night I learned that the select board has signed a three-year contract for three more Beach Road Weekends. Please note: Nowhere have I said whether the music festival has (or will) improve or degrade the quality of life for voting residents in Tisbury. But I ask that those of you who can vote will take that question into consideration when you cast your vote. Down what path do you want the Island to go?"

Hot Topic Letter
Charles Pinck, a seasonal resident of Chilmark, never fails to create funny and interesting cartoons that poke fun at life on the Island. Check out Pinck’s most recent cartoon where he knocks on the trials of parking to watch a Menemsha sunset.
Today: I’m not completely sure, but I do think this is the last Musical Monday of the season at Featherstone. Terrific music on the porch of the art barn. One of your last chances to dance barefoot in the grass this season. Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Join your friends and neighbors for
Bingo at the American Legion Hall. Play starts at 6:30 pm, but the doors open at 6, which gives you plenty of time to get your cards and chat with everyone at your table. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Chilmark library introduces us to the newly released Vineyard Climate Action Plan, presented by the M.V. Commission. 3 pm. –C.B

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

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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 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?
It’s Monday and we don’t like to exert ourselves too much as we ease back into the work week so in the MVT kitchen, we’re whipping up Creamy Lemon Pasta for dinner. Jojo Brennan, a vegetarian, tells us how to make it, and gives us a couple of ideas about what to add for a pop of color and flavor.

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A man and his ship
For Capt. Bob Douglas, the man behind the Black Dog Tall Ships Shenandoah and Alabama, a ship must be "knock-down, drag-out beautiful, she must sail like a witch, and she must steer like a dream." In Doug Cabral’s recent book "My Shenandoah," the fascinating history of the Douglas family and the many adventures aboard the two tall ships are on full display. Cabral has a decades-long connection with Captain Bob, sailing, and the nautical side of the Island. Check out writer Whit Griswold’s piece on Cabral’s new book here.
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