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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
A couple of amazing things happened on this date: The Empire State Building officially opened in 1931, and the great Orson Welles’ film "Citizen Kane" opened on this date in 1941. Willie Nelson celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday. He’s always on our mind. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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MVRHS committee meets
The MVRHS school committee meets right about the time this newsletter hits your inbox today. It’s the first time they’ve met since two town meetings rejected the high school budget over concerns about an ongoing turf field lawsuit. Meanwhile, one of the committee members recently lost her election to the Edgartown School Committee, but will remain on the MVRHS committee for the rest of the month, and that has some people questioning why. Read our coverage here.
Lacking transparency
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission violated the state’s open meeting law during a discussion on a proposed project last year, the office of the attorney general has found.The commission, which has been subject to scrutiny over numerous lawsuits filed against them this past year, was said to have approved insufficient minutes for an executive session, in addition to failing to cite its reason for holding the meeting. The attorney general’s office is now ordering the MVC to revise their minutes within 30 days to avoid penalties. Here’s that story.

International sisterhood
Students and staff from a school in French Guiana recently traveled to the Vineyard in collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School. The partnership was formed while classes from both schools were on a trip to New Orleans and happened to be staying in the same hostel. The hope is for the two schools to become sister schools. Here’s that story.

The Chilmark Select Board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the

The Edgartown Affordable Housing Committee meets at 5 pm Tuesday. In person. Here is the agenda.

The Edgartown Planning Board meets at 5:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Tisbury Planning Board meets jointly with the Tisbury Master Plan Steering Committee at 5:30 pm Tuesday. Hybrid meeting with in-person location at Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"It’s time for me to step away, and it’s really time for somebody with new enthusiasm, new energy to come and take my seat. . . I’m 79 and I don’t have the same pizzazz that I did."
— Longtime Chilmark select board member Warren Doty on
stepping down from the board after 24 years.

Hot Topic Comment
Nicole Brisson commented on our story about the MVC’s new Housing Action Task Force: "The year-round situation involves people who have been left without shelter due to their landlords selling their homes or renting them weekly during the season, as well as the ridiculous increase in real estate pricing and building. In the spring-to-fall season, the island is manned by off-island help. These people need housing in order to run the businesses that exist here to service visitors and residents alike."

Hot Topic Letter
Doug Ruskin writes to us about a letter sent to the chair of the MVRHS committee regarding  Edgartown’s representative on the school committee: "It is my strong belief that as a fiduciary, the high school committee and you as chair, are obligated to err on the side of caution in this matter. Given the important decisions that will be made by your committee in the near future and the clear ambiguity of the language, I believe it is imperative that no decisions be made involving a ‘member’ whose position may be even slightly in question."
Today: Join the West Tisbury library for Meditation and Beyond with Elliott Dacher. I wonder what life would be like if we all practiced meditation. It would be fun to find out. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

MVYRadio partners with the MVC and the Climate Action Planning Committees for a panel discussion. This week’s topic is Managed Retreat from the Coast. They welcome questions, which is always a plus. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Neighborhood Convention will be held at Grace Episcopal Church with the program "The Power of the Arts." Ann Smith, executive director of Featherstone, presents the program — something I’m pretty sure she knows a lot about. 11 am. –C.B.

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

What’s cookin’?
"REVERE WARE VINTAGE COPPER BOTTOM 10" Skillet/Lid, 6 qt. Stock Pot, 2qt. Pan/Lid, 3/4 qt. Pan/Lid, Double Boiler Insert. Excellent Condition. $100. 508-687-9510."

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Staying in?
Fresh springtime herbs, including parsley, chives, and basil, are tasty additions to a dip or spread. Discover ideas in the recipe for Herb Compound Butter, shared by Island Grown Initiative. The savory log can be made lickety-split, but as a sage once said, "It's no big dill if there is no thyme. It's mint to be."

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Friday’s contest answer:
David Crohan and Carolyn Worthington
Buzzin’ around
Flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, so do you know what species is the buzz of town? Bees! In particular, Wild Side columnist Matt Pelikan said the first one he saw this season was the Bradley’s mining bee, which was spotted on Lambert’s Cove Road. That’s just one of 185 species on the Island. Read on as Pelikan shares his knowledge.

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