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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Finally, a formula
The group tasked with establishing a funding formula to fund construction of a new high school landed on an agreement that they believe will be tenable to all Island towns — a 70 percent/30 percent breakdown of cost apportionment across the six towns. The 70 percent would be based on a pupil census average and the 30 percent would be based on an equalized value average. Read reporter Rich Saltzberg’s story here.
Walking out to stand up
Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Educators Association staged an Islandwide walk-in/out today to advocate for salary increases during a negotiations stalemate between union members and school officials. Talks over salary increases haven’t yet been fruitful, but teachers and other union members are hoping the protest will send a message to the All-Island School Committee that they deserve a more significant pay bump than what is currently being offered. Read reporter Abigail Rosen’s coverage on the issue here.

Pride flies high in Oak Bluffs
A flag-raising ceremony in Oak Bluffs today celebrated the move toward increased inclusivity and support for the LGBTQ+ community. The Progress Pride flag was raised on the flagpole in Oak Bluffs following a long debate among officials and townspeople as to what flags should and shouldn’t be allowed. Reporter Abigail Rosen was at the event to speak with folks about why they’re supporting the initiative. Here’s her story.
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee meets at 12 pm Friday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

Let’s meet up at the first First Friday of the summer in Vineyard Haven.

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Quote of the Day
"You have two really good candidates that I think we were both extremely pleased with. So regardless of which one you pick, I’m going to do whatever I can to steal the other one, too." — Oak Bluffs town administrator Deborah Potter commenting on the two finalists for principal assessor

Hot Topic Comment
Hermine Hull commented on an op-ed written by Harvey Garneau Jr. "Thank you. This is a beautifully written story of your life as a gay man, as a man. Growing up on the island, meeting and loving Dan, your life together in all its richness, all you have done as members of our island community. I’m so glad to know you both."

Hot Topic Letter
Gregory Willis Bochow wrote about our recent editorial where we were a tad envious of Nantucket and its town meeting. "I am more than a little confused. How can Nantucket island approve topless sunbathing on all of their public beaches, while in the very next issue, ban ‘nips’?"
Today: The YMCA is the place to be since it's Ukulele Jam Night. No ukulele? Bring any string instrument and strum and sing along. All are welcome to join the fun. 6:30 pm.
Tomorrow: Get your green thumbs ready since IGI and the West Tisbury library are having an Herb Garden Kit Giveaway in the library's parking lot. Be there by 12 pm. Then later in the day, join the festivities in Vineyard Haven for First Friday. Live music, food, and over a dozen local artists. Owen Park, 4 pm.

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

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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 Sweet Life Open year round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Featuring a pre-fixe 3 course dinner for $50 on Wednesdays!
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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?
For a fun supper option, try wrapping giant lettuce leaves around your favorite fillings and dunking them in a tasty sauce. You can get some ideas from Robin Forte's Thai-inspired recipe for Salad Roll-ups and Dip, shared by Emily Armstrong. It's like eating a sandwich inside out.

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Art for Ukraine
Grace Kennan Warnecke, Vineyard Haven resident and chair of the Board of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, collected dozens of paintings during her time living in Kyiv, Ukraine. Now, Warnecke is displaying and selling a number of those paintings at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, with proceeds from the art sale going toward Ukrainian relief efforts. Writer Gwyn McAllister spoke with Warnecke about the process of slowly adding more and more Ukrainian artwork to her collection, and why she finds the art so powerful and important. Read the story here.

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