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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Curb cut enthusiasm
Brad Tucker asked his friends and neighbors to show up for a public hearing regarding a curb cut for his West Tisbury farmstand and they did. You may recall Tucker had a tough few days after his dog was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, but on Monday night the community rallied in support of Tucker. It was an emotional meeting and at least one planning board member lost her composure. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the details.
Circle time
Is the Vineyard ready for another roundabout? Apparently, the streetscape committee in Oak Bluffs thinks so. A roundabout is being proposed as part of the seawall reconstruction project at North Bluff. The Martha’s Vineyard Commission's Land Use Planning Committee is suggesting that the plans go to a public hearing. Reporter Abigail Rosen fills us in on the details.

Rate that name
The Steamship Authority port council met on Tuesday and were told there is a rate hike on the horizon. That’s likely to go over poorly at a time when Vineyard customers are fuming on social media about the SSA’s broken reservation system. Meanwhile, a naming contest for two new ferries has generated a bunch of suggestions with connections to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), including Noepe (the Island’s Wampanoag name), Wampanoag, Moshup, and Aquinnah all among the top contenders. Meanwhile, some "Jaws" related names, as well as Ferry McFerryface have been rejected. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
The Tisbury select board has a joint meeting with the Tisbury school committee at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda. The select board then holds its own meeting at 4:30 pm. Here is that agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I want these people to know, if you made a simple phone call, Ralf would still be here."–Brad Tucker after his beloved dog was killed in a hit-and-run

Hot Topic Comment
Doug Ruskin responded to a comment on the recent primary election. "I think anything less than 80% voter turnout at any election in a representative democracy/republic is an embarrassment. I certainly agree non-voters can’t complain. If we want our governmental bodies to act based on our perspectives, we have to show up."

Hot Topic Letter
Marie Laursen is also opposing the additional funding for the Tisbury School. "You have removed the opportunity of our citizens to exercise their right to vote on this matter at the voting booth. This is wrong; it is clearly an end run around the citizens of Tisbury. There are registered voters in Tisbury who will not go to the meeting, who will not wish to publicly oppose a project related to the school, or who won’t be here that day."
Today: Two guys from the M.V. Tick Project will share what they know about alpha-gal syndrome. Why do I feel like this won’t be good news? Aquinnah library. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Island Music hosts Open Mic Night, unless, of course, it was washed away in the rain. I think they’re still there. At least I hope they are? 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Artist William Blakesly has an exhibit at Featherstone. He covers Island characters, landscapes, and the Campground. I’d love to go. Ask George for me. Noon to 4 pm. –C.B.

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

Drink it up
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Staying in?
How do you like your football snacks? Jenna Lambert likes hers on the fancy side. Check out the recipes in this dine story she wrote a few years ago. We’re going with the Salmon and Sole Fish Cakes. Tops Doritos every time.

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Morning song
Cicadas are a strange insect — their rattling song can even compete with the cacophony of summer traffic. They are by far the loudest insects on the Island, and some of the largest. While exploring for a school project one morning, Wild Side columnist and local biologist Matt Pelikan came across a three-inch cicada that was screeching its tune. The strange thing about this cicada was the fact that it was singing in the morning, while most species of cicada sing in the afternoon and evening. Welcome the northern dusk-singing cicada — one of the newest arthropod residents on the Vineyard. Read all about this cool new find in Pelikan’s latest story.

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