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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1962, Rachel Carson’s "Silent Spring" was published. The book pointed out the harmful effects of pesticides and is considered the beginning of the modern environmentalist movement in America. If you’ve ever walked around Woods Hole, you’ve likely seen her statue at Waterfront Park. Today is National Corned Beef Hash Day, which has editor George Brennan distracted and wanting to fire up his Blackstone Grill. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Simply the best
Danielle Charbonneau, an English teacher and coordinator of the Project Vine program at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, was named Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. The state’s education commissioner Jeffrey Riley, traveled to the Island to make the announcement. There was a festive atmosphere in the Performing Arts Center as Charbonneau was introduced. There was also a nice touch by Riley who recognized the great work of the Island community and the school department for its role in welcoming migrants and refugees. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo was there and has the story.
Aquinnah makes the cut
Sorry "Jaws" fans, Aquinnah and Monomoy will be the names of new ferries when they come on board next summer. The two ferry names were selected from thousands of entries by the Steamship Authority board. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this much anticipated update. The SSA is also worried about possible speed restrictions to protect right whales. Here’s that story. Meanwhile, the SSA has scheduled a public information session for Friday morning to talk about rate hikes, but is it at a time when the public can make it? Here’s that story.
Pier pressure
Chilmark voters gathered Monday night for a special town meeting. There was only one issue on the warrant, the town’s $40,000 contribution to a grant that will look into how to upgrade the commercial wharf in Menemsha. There will likely be a lot of public input into any changes proposed for Menemsha, but officials say it’s necessary so that the wharf can meet the needs of fishermen going forward. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story, too, including another visit from a neighborhood cat.


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

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

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Quote of the Day
"That’s a fair question."
–Chilmark Police Chief Jonathan Klaren responding to how public records involving Jeff Day suddenly were found inside the police station

Hot Topic Comment
Jim Ventry responded to comments about newspapers running ads that mock Martha’s Vineyard. "The residents of MV have been the target of an endless stream of lies since DeSantis pulled his stunt. Are they to sit back and be slandered without calling these people out for their campaign of hate?"

Hot Topic Letter
Edward Miller wrote to support those who volunteered to help the migrants and refugees from Venezuela. "Brava, Martha’s Vineyard, with no notice you accepted two chartered plane loads full of men, women, and children who had been misled into boarding those airplanes, and summarily dumped on Martha’s Vineyard. You received them with warmth and respect, neither of which qualities the three white supremacist governors could summon. They are too ignorant to know that Martha’s Vineyard has been an ethnically diverse Island for centuries … and much the better for it."
Today: It’s time for the Vineyard Haven library’s Spice Club to get together and this time they’re taking a look at Pickling Spice. I’d like to know what it can be used for besides corned beef, wouldn’t you? Pickled eggs come to mind. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The Chilmark library hosts a virtual presentation The Films of Alfred Hitchcock with Fordham University professor emeritus Brian Rose. If you’re of my generation, that name is as familiar as bell bottoms and Lite Brites. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: It’s your last chance to go to the mid-week West Tisbury Farmers Market at the Ag Hall. After this it’s Saturdays only, my friends. Grab some kale for me if you think of it. 9 am to noon. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
Our Garden Notes writer Abigail Higgins gave us a great recipe for Marinated Zucchini in this column from August 2021. Makes a great appetizer or side dish. You’re welcome.

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What Are You Watching?
We really miss our summer interns. Luckily, past features intern Anna Nesser left us with some great content. Evidenced by the fact that she’s on her seventh run-through of the show, Nesser loves "How I Met Your Mother," a hysterical and heartwarming sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. The show has built quite a following, and there’s even a spinoff called "How I Met Your Father." Read Nesser’s review here.

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