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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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A boat, a package, a larceny
A strange case involving a FedEx package that was discovered on an unmanned boat floating adrift in Vineyard Haven Harbor last month has resulted in a charge against a FedEx contract worker who told police he took the package in an attempt to prove a point about the company’s local facility. Still, the incident has left officials with questions that remain unanswered. Here’s that story.
No more COVID vax?
Yesterday, the West Tisbury select board contemplated lifting the requirement for town employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The town has mandated the vaccine since 2021. The board agreed to wait until town employees have voiced their opinions on the matter before coming to a final decision. Get more details here.

Engine malfunction
A Coast Guard plane was forced to land at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport today because of an engine malfunction. No one was hurt, but commercial airlines have experienced delays. As of today's Minute, we have a reporter on scene figuring out how they will get the plane off of the main runway. Read the story and get updates here.
The Chilmark select board meets at 4 pm Friday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"Every beachgoer, whether fully able-bodied, a senior with mobility issues, a person with lifelong mobility or vision challenges, or vets with disabilities deserves the best we can make beachgoing."
— Dukes County Associate Commissioner for Disabilities Richard Cohen on ensuring accessibility on Island public beaches.

Hot Topic Comment
"This is fantastic."
— Dolores Borza comments on an effort to make beaches more accessible.

Hot Topic Letter
Dusty Burke writes to us in response to Jack Fruchtman’s essay that a recent Supreme Court ruling will leave the Vineyard more susceptible to development pressure:
"The Vineyard is more than amply protected from inappropriate development by its select boards, planning boards, zoning boards, building commissioners, boards of health, historic commissions, fire departments, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and by all of our citizens via participation in town meetings and votes on warrant articles."

Today: If you’re civic-minded, the Oak Bluffs Democratic Town Committee hosts a Virtual Caucus tonight to elect the local delegates that will attend the state convention in September. They’re looking for registered Democrats to participate. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

The Film Center screens "You Hurt My Feelings," something I say all the time. Directed by Nicole Holofcener, it’s a thought-provoking exploration of trust, lies, and the impact of our words on the people we cherish. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
If you have a relative, friend, or loved one with special needs, you’ll want to join Edgartown Books from 2 pm to 4 pm for a discussion and book signing of Gina Uricchio’s visual memoir "Mother Asana: The Art and Voice of Autism." Offering a unique approach to bolstering relationships, this journal integrates art and inspiration. –Beatrix Battelle

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

Where’s that other sock?
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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 Sweet Life Open year-round! Serving dinner at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
For a quick way to fix up a classic dish, check the ideas for making Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables and Goat Cheese, shared by Nicole Jackson. Pair it with homemade fries and fresh bread, and you'll have a dish of comfort that you won't soon forget.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this guy? We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity.
Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Wednesday's contest answer:
Mary Payne

Live music at Katharine Cornell Theater
Some of the MVRHS class of 2006 are coming together for a free concert at the Katharine Cornell Theater tomorrow night at 7 pm. Catch Ben Jones and Spike Currier with Constant Smiles, as well as Adam Howell and Lucy Mayhew, for a night of hometown music. And never mind that Connie Berry referred to Ben as Ben Smith throughout her print article, Hometown tunes, in this week’s newspaper. She didn’t mean it.

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