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Threat and no threat
It’s been one of those days. Police arrested and charged a Vineyard Haven man with threatening to commit a crime — namely murder of a police officer. Brian Langhammer was arraigned and bail was set at $10,000 cash. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has that story. Meanwhile, police investigated a shell casing that was found at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and ultimately found that there was no threat to the safety of students and faculty. Reporter Abigail Rosen has that story
Unhealthy vibes
The Town of Aquinnah is suddenly looking for a health board member and a health department assistant after two recent resignations. Sarah Saltonstall resigned citing the desire to have more free time, while Karen Colombo has not said publicly why she resigned. Colombo had been under scrutiny two years ago about communication issues. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the story.

Pasta and present
We first brought you the story of Pastafarian and Vineyard Haven resident Don Keller five years ago when he initially got his license photo taken wearing a colander on his head. Well, with his license up for renewal, Keller did it again. He shares some of the times he’s had to show the license, including to Island police officers. Editor George Brennan got Keller to share his colander cap tales. Here’s the story.

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Quote of the Day
"I think Oak Bluffs may be the last town on the Island that allows beach fires and camp fires. All the other towns have said absolutely no, it’s forbidden. I’ve been to campgrounds up in Maine and we all had roaring fires in amongst the pines. We didn’t set the place on fire so it could be done … It’s a big part of camping to have a campfire and to smell wood smoke."–West Tisbury commissioner Peter Wells on a proposed campground on Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank property

Hot Topic Comment
Elizabeth O’Connor commented on the story about MVRHS school committee hiring a new attorney to appeal the turf field decision. "Given the issue with the consultant, it would seem it should be public information as to what conflict arose with the original lawyer, the Dover expert. Full transparency should be the rule – disclose everything."

Hot Topic Letter
Marge and Jamie Harris wrote to support Island teachers. "Yes, we can pay an attorney to fight an arrogant, costly, fight, but we can’t use that money for our teachers? Are we really concerned about the kids and the fields? Are we really concerned about our teachers, and all that they do for our kids? Or is this issue really about power and money, and not safety?"
Today: The M.V. Playhouse Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary with a party in the courtyard. Cake, ice cream, and prizes. Stop by and say hello and thank you for all the fantastic productions and programs we’ve enjoyed. I really should take up acting. 4 to 6 pm. –Connie Berry

If you accomplish nothing else today, do get yourself to the Chilmark library to hear Nancy Slonim Aronie talk about her new book, "Memoir as Medicine." You know her from her Times’ column and her unparalleled Chilmark Writing Workshops. Nancy’s writing makes me laugh and cry at the same time. 5 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Featherstone hosts "Emerge!" — a wonderful exhibit that highlights the artistic talents of Davin Tackabury, who died far too soon, and other gifted students at MVRHS and the Charter School. It’s a very meaningful exhibit. (That’s one of Davin’s photos.) Noon to 4 pm. –C.B.

Check out what’s playing at Island theaters here.

Cool find
"Vintage Westinghouse Refrigerator, 40 inches wide, 60 inches high, 26 inches deep. Don’t know if it runs, used for storage. Free. Taker needs to pick it up. 617-699-5477."

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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?
Check out Paul W. Bagnall’s take on a New England classic — Baked Codfish — from this week’s issue. He even managed to make it gluten-free. Those young people are always thinking.

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Remember to share your favorite recipes with us by sending them to , and look out for Edible Vineyard magazine, on newsstands around the Island.
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In the spotlight
The Navigator program, a special education program of Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools, provides all sorts of unique and enriching opportunities for students. One project showed the Navigators how to produce, direct, and star in their own music videos. From props and costumes to boom microphones and high-tech video cameras, the students learned the ins and outs of digital media production from the pros, from the start of the process all the way through to the final result. Read reporter Lucas Thors’ story about the students and their music videos here.
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