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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1972 Title IX was enacted, a law that’s meant to prohibit publicly funded educational institutions from discriminating against students based on their gender. That’s 50 years if you’re keeping score at home. Today is National Pink Day and National Hydration Day. A pink Gatorade anyone? And today we welcome our summer interns Anna Nesser and Natalie Aymond. They have joined us for a summer of learning and reporting on the Island. Please join us in welcoming them. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Back to basics
A camp that was immersed in a national scandal last summer has put new protocols into place that are meant to keep the children safe. The Chilmark select board heard a detailed report from the Chilmark Town Affairs Council on the efforts that have been made to train staff and to hold them accountable. The board heard from the camp’s new executive director, as well as a member of the council. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the story.
Jemison has his Day
A charge of operating with a suspended license was dismissed against Eugene Jemison in Edgartown District Court. Jemison was charged after being told by then-Tisbury Police Sgt. Jeff Day to move his car, even though Day knew his license had been suspended. No reason was given for the dismissal in court. Day, who had a career marred by discipline issues, has since resigned from the Tisbury department. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this update.

Plugged into the future
A federal grant will help the effort of two up-Island towns in their goal to become more energy efficient. Aquinnah and Chilmark filed a joint application and were just one of 12 places selected for the grant. It’s not about money, but rather technical assistance for the towns to meet their goals. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
If there’s a meeting on Friday, we’re not going. Well, we would if we have to but there isn’t one scheduled.
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West Tisbury Compound with Equestrian Barn Sponsored

Exquisitely maintained and charming main house, guest house (built in 2006), barn and 3-car garage are all in perfect, move-in condition. Located in the heart of West Tisbury, off a private, paved lane, the stunning oak post-and-beam main house and other handsome buildings are spacious and bright with all rooms enjoying high or vaulted celings. Flanked by woods and green spaces, which add to the sense of rural beauty and privacy, the 3-acre property is minutes from Alley's General Store, Sepiessa/Tisbury Great Pond, Long Point Beach and the bike paths.
Quote of the Day
"The public should treat the birds appearing on the beaches as they would any dead animal they encounter in the outdoors. Dogs on Edgartown beaches are supposed to be leashed, and that level of control by an owner is advisable in this current situation."–Matt Poole, Edgartown health agent, on the possibility that birds found dead on Vineyard beaches have the avian flu

Hot Topic Comment
Frank Kostka commented on the new sculpture that was unveiled at Memorial Wharf in Edgartown in tribute to a slave. "Outstanding. By the way, if you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Eastville Cemetery, one of the African Sailor burial areas since it was rehabbed. It is totally changed. It is across the street from the Hatchery and adjacent to the Lagoon."

Hot Topic Letter
Doug Ruskin wrote to urge support of food trucks in West Tisbury. "As I think you have seen from the outpouring of public sentiment, there is a desire on the part of the community to accept food trucks as a way of providing a combination of nourishment, entertainment, and support in a town that otherwise offers little in the way of food offerings."
Today: I love when Chef Chris Look Cooks comes up at the Edgartown library. This time he’s using local ingredients to put together Sweet Pea Risotto and Seared Fish. I’ve never made risotto and it’s high time I try. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

You’re invited to a reception to learn more about Friends of the Old Sculpin Gallery and their scholarship program at "Splash into Summer." Photographer Alison Shaw will be the guest speaker. And there are refreshments. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow:  Grace Church Lobster Rolls are available by ordering online. And do not forget to order a slice of pie. I feel like pie is very underrated, and I don’t mind telling you that I’ve tried these pies and they hit the spot. Pick up from 3 to 6:30 pm. –C.B.

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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?
From a classic dish of herbed new potatoes to a fancy bowl of peaches and mozzarella over leafy greens, Tina Miller and Catherine Walthers have you covered for Summer Salad and Dressing recipes, shared about 8 years ago. Let's just say that our culinary palette at the Times hasn't been the same since then.

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This Was Then: Ben Luce
"Benjamin Luce" has been a common name on Martha’s Vineyard over the past four centuries. Authors Chris Baer and Justin Baer delve into the life of one specific Ben Luce, the son of farmers James and Martha Luce. Luce was 21 years old working as a blacksmith in Vineyard Haven when he became the first of five men to enlist. After a wound ended his military service, he returned back to the Island to work as a blacksmith and farmer, among many other respected job titles. The wonderful tribute can be read here in this interesting, historical story.

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