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We’re all tired of the relentless winds, but count your blessings. On this day in 1934, a storm sent millions of tons of topsoil flying from the Great Plains as far east as Boston. Today is also National School Nurse Day. Flashback to when Jeremy Driesen featured the Island’s school nurses in a photo essay. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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The housing bank and the coalition that supported it can now boast support of every town on the Island after Tuesday night’s town meeting in Aquinnah. Voters, testing electronic voting for the first time, overwhelmingly support the affordable and workforce housing legislation. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo was there and has an update on other votes taken as well. Here’s his story.
The West Tisbury conservation commission drew a big Zoom crowd on Tuesday and made most of that audience, which was there to learn the fate of the West Tisbury Farmers Market, wait until almost the end of their meeting. Ultimately the commission and the Vineyard Conservation Society agreed to allow the farmers market to continue operating at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society property. Now it’s up to the zoning board, which meets Thursday afternoon. Freelance reporter Brian Dowd has that update.
The Oak Bluffs select board spent another meeting discussing a possible flag policy and also expressed some regret in having approved the flying of the Progress Pride flag this June. With their counsel on hand, board members appeared confused at times about what they could and couldn’t approve based on a recent Supreme Court ruling. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.

The Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission meets at 2 pm Thursday. Remote and in-person access. Here is the agenda.

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

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Quote of the Day
"It’s great for pedestrians. As a business owner on this street, I love it." –Richard White, owner of Soft as a Grape, on the streetscape project in Oak Bluffs that included sidewalk and parking changes on Circuit Ave.

Hot Topic Comment
Heather Carr commented on the efforts of neighbors at a fire in Vineyard Haven. "Heroic neighbors removed the resident from the second floor porch onto the adjoining roof as flames engulfed the home. They hoisted a ladder up to the roof and we’re able to extricate her from the structure prior to the arrival of the fire department. True selflessness and Heroism in action!"

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Doreen Kinsman is upset with the Supreme Court decision that was leaked. "This upcoming reversal is to condemn women to loss of opportunity in education, careers, income, and freedom to determine their own destiny. The plight of these unfortunate women, unless bolstered by a husband’s largesse, could well be a retirement future of abject poverty in their elder years."
Today: Island families could really use help with childcare, so if this appeals to you give it a whirl. The Family Center offers an Information Session on Becoming a Family Child Care Provider. You can set your own hours, work from home, and spend your days being a nurturing presence for children. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

From childcare to Medicare today. ACE MV hosts Understanding Medicare at MVRHS. You don’t have to remind me that attending this event is a good idea. They’ll go over Parts A, B, C, and D, sounding very similar to childcare. Anywho, 6:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: This is one of many of my Featherstone favorites: The Art of Flowers Exhibit. This year it overlaps Climate Action Week, so the exhibit has a focus on native plants. It is always a really cool exhibit, don’t miss it. Noon to 4 pm. –C.B.

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

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Perfume season
The summer season is slowly approaching (even though it doesn’t feel like it today) and gardens will soon be popping with color. Warm weather blooms from viburnums and lilacs fill the air with a strong perfume — a welcome tinge to the dry, still brisk air that attracts more than just insects and birds to the flowers. Celebrate the beginning of gardening season with the most recent iteration of the Garden Notes column from Abigail Higgins.

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