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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day 140 years ago, the Brooklyn Bridge opened. Which reminds us, if you’ve been on the mainland recently, the Sagamore Bridge is no longer a traffic nightmare. And it also reminds us why there isn’t a bridge to Martha’s Vineyard. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Film Society

At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
Enjoy cinema snacks and relax in one of our reclining chairs in front of the big screen.
Simply sit and immerse yourself. You’ve earned it.

Bank robbery in detail
Yesterday, an Edgartown man was arrested for his alleged role in a bank robbery in Falmouth. Today, we have more details after obtaining court records. We chronicle a weeks-long investigation that includes a van with Star Wars decals, zip ties, guns, and almost a dozen charges, including kidnapping. Read our story here.
All-grass MVRHS petitions
Petitioners in Aquinnah and Chilmark want to push for an all-grass MVRHS campus, and this consideration will be decided on by voters during the upcoming special town meetings. West Tisbury will also be taking on warrant articles related to the high school. The up-Island towns will also be voting on their portions of the high school budget. Get the details here.

A smart pillbox
The Englers of Oak Bluffs established a company called COAD with a mission to make sure people don’t forget to take their pills. Through COAD, the team is developing and testing a "smart pillbox" that combines technology with a support network to get people to take their medication. The impetus for the idea came after company team member and father Bill Engler experienced a stroke. Read more here.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee meets at 6 pm Thursday. Hybrid access with in-person location at MVRHS library. Here is the

The MVTimes: Our reporting makes a difference
Journalism that matters, where you need it, when you need it. Want more?
Quote of the Day
Nick Dean comments on our coverage of the Land Bank not getting any requests back as they look to sell their former headquarters: "Why not make it affordable housing? I hear there is a housing shortage on the island."

Hot Topic Comment
Gayle Stiller suggested a possible use for the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank’s former headquarters: "I have no idea if this would be a viable option for this building, but the IHT has been able to convert other buildings into apartments. I imagine that has already been considered since there were no bids, but what a great use of a building for a nonprofit!"

Hot Topic Letter
Paul Currier of Vineyard Haven writes to us about serving in Vietnam, Memorial Day, and why it was worth it: "Our peers thought we were stupid and wrong being there. We just wanted to get out, go home, and matriculate back into civilian life. The antiwar movement/sentiment made the biggest times of our lives invisible and meaningless."
Today: Storytime! Don’t you just love a good story? Children’s librarian Mikaela will be sharing old and new stories with songs mixed in. Though designed for toddlers and young kids, everyone is welcome. First come, first served. West Tisbury Library, 10:30 am.

‘Walk the Chop’ shoe leather express. Meet up at the Vineyard Haven Library and walk, run, skip, or stroll the 3-mile West Chop loop. Rain or shine. 3 pm.
Tomorrow: Women can wield a Sawzall with the best of them. The Farm Institute, M.V. Museum, the M.V. Agricultural Society, and the Oak Bluffs Library, are hosting a panel of Island tradeswomen, who will share their experiences working in traditionally male-dominated fields. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Oak Bluffs Library, 5:30 pm.

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

A roll in the hay
"Hey, we have HAY! 8 bales of Timothy Hay. $8 per bale. Take all for $50. 1-508-338-2868."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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 Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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

Click here for more details and specials

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Staying in?
A fancy, one-dish meal is just steps away with the recipe for Teriyaki Chicken with Jasmine Rice, put together by Nicole Jackson with a few shortcuts to make preparation easier. A timeless character named Betty helped to save the day.

Do you have a recipe to share? Send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man?

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.

Tuesday's contest answer:
Lindsey Scott
Visiting Vet
It’s that time of year again – warm temps, Sangrias, and delicious cookouts – but if you happen to be a dog owner, there are some things to keep in mind while grilling. According to Visiting Vet columnist Michelle Gerhard Jasny, V.M.D., the same caustic substances found in grill and oven cleaners that are used to break down the caked-on residue can do the same thing to your dog’s mouth and throat if ingested. Learn more about what to do to keep your dog safe while grilling.

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