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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 2020, masked protesters gathered in front of the Dukes County courthouse in Edgartown to speak out against racial injustice, particularly in relation to the mass incarceration of minorities in America. Lisette Williams and Eugene Langston-Jemison organized the rally, with support from Edgartown Police Chief Bruce McNamee. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Park City Wind moves along
After going through litigation over the Edgartown Conservation Commission’s denial of Park City Wind’s request to lay two undersea cables, the offshore wind project came out on top. The commission recently held a public hearing before rescinding its denial of the project. Read more here.
$82 million to go to whale conservation
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Commerce have announced $82 million in federal funding will go to the conservation and recovery of the North Atlantic right whale. NOAA Fisheries will be utilizing the funds in a variety of ways, including monitoring the whale population and identifying threats to the species, which is already severely endangered. Here’s that story.

Healey to order plastic ban
Gov. Maura Healy announced yesterday that she will be signing two new executive orders, related to mitigating impacts of climate change this week. One calls for a government-wide ban on single-use plastic bottles, to go into effect immediately. The other involves expanding environmental protections to promote biodiversity conservation. More details on these efforts here.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm on Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

The West Tisbury Select Board meets at 4:30 pm on Wednesday. At West Tisbury Town Hall with remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"This was not a case that was a rush to judgment, this was a case in which, due to the incredible media lens, the incredible scrutiny, and the incredible mischaracterization that can happen with the media these days, that law enforcement officials wanted to be sure that every ‘i’ was dotted and ‘t’ was crossed. It is now in the hands of the prosecutor’s office and Joe Gonzales down in Bexar County,"
— Island attorney Rachel Self on the Bexar County Sheriff’s investigation into the transportation of dozens of migrants to the Vineyard last year, which will
soon be presented to a Texas grand jury

Hot Topic Comment
"The irony in all the phony indictments of Trump is that we lose our credibility and standing with the rest of the world who now believe we shouldn’t be lecturing them on human rights or any kind of misbehavior because our institutions are corrupt."
— Andrew Engelman on the debate over the
validity of the campaign of former President Donald Trump for re-election in 2024

Hot Topic Letter
Oak Bluffs Tree Stewards co-founders Peter Meleney and Kelly Joyce write to us about the importance of trees: "Trees clean the air we breathe by absorbing carbon dioxide, removing pollution, odor, and reducing the effects of climate change. . . Trees keep sediment and chemicals out of waterways, improve water quality and reduce erosion. . . Every dollar spent on planting and caring for a tree yields benefits two to five times the investment."
Today: The Vineyard Haven library hosts an online How to Write Your Mini Memoir with a Message workshop with Caroline Joy Adams. I’ve always liked the name Joy. It’s sort of like Grace or Hope or Faith. Way better than naming someone Sad, Despair, or Sulkie. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

It’s your night to shine. Sign up for Open Mic Night at Island Music in Vineyard Haven. Free and open to everyone. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Founders of Sassafras Earth Education, David and Saskia Vanderhoop, talk about: acknowledging Indigenous territories and peoples as a first step to reconciliation, a truthful representation of history with a focus on the Wôpanâak People of Nôepe, and strategies of repair and activism. Polly Hill Arboretum. You do have to register. 5:30 pm. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
For a taste of the season all in one bowl, try Jackee Foster's awardwinning recipe from the first Kale Festival many years ago: Kale Salad with Feta Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Sunflower Seeds, and Diced Apple. She also gives a tip for making hearty green leaves more mild and supple. Hint: it involves crystals and a massage. A sound healing bath is optional.

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Justin Pribanic
Paintings at Mocha Mott's
Alejandro Carreño’s love of fish is immediately evident in his appealing paintings hanging at Mocha Mott’s in Vineyard Haven through the end of September. Carreño eschews strict photographic realism for intense colors and designs that evoke, but don’t imitate, life. Check out his story here.
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