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At 4 am on March 28, 1979, one of the worst accidents in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry happened when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island failed to close. On that note, we can all be thankful that our Tuesday is going pretty smoothly. Fingers crossed. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Meet the Oak Bluffs select board candidates
At a forum hosted by the Oak Bluffs Business Association Monday evening, local business owners and stakeholders heard from the three candidates hoping to get a seat on the town’s select board. Tom Hallahan, Mark Leonard, and Dion Alley are looking to replace outgoing board members Ryan Ruley and Brian Packish, who are not seeking reelection at the upcoming annual town election. Here’s that story.
Remote meetings likely extended
The Massachusetts House and Senate passed a supplement budget bill last week that has a provision to extend the option for local governments to hold remote meetings for another two years. Now, it is up to Gov. Maura Healey to sign the legislation that would allow residents to have access to remote meetings. Read the update here.

Zoning struggles
The West Tisbury planning board went over several warrant articles during a public hearing on Tuesday evening, but one of them in particular didn’t seem ready to be shown to voters at the upcoming annual town meeting. This was an update to the use table, which outlines what type of events can be held at the different town districts. The planning board will hold further discussion before the town meeting. Get the details here.

The Oak Bluffs wastewater commission meets at 3 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

The Edgartown zoning board of appeals will hold a public hearing at 4 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The MVC joint affordable housing group meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

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Quote of the Day
Tick specialist on Martha’s Vineyard, Patrick Roden-Reynolds, estimates that 10-15 percent of the ticks on Martha’s Vineyard are carriers of babesiosis, a disease that the CDC says is on the rise throughout the Northeast: "Babesiosis would be the number two most common disease that deer ticks transmit."

Hot Topic Comment
Reader Bart S. Jarek comments on his use of drums at the State House housing rally: "Drumming, with proper intention & attention, brings a visceral heartbeat to human gatherings, regulates & synchronizes nervous systems, and in this event, helped to kick off the post-lobbying rally with a spirit of grassroots festivity & group empowerment."

Hot Topic Letter
Tisbury resident Melinda Loberg thanks the town’s select board for passing an anchor moratorium for Tashmoo: "The select board unanimously stated their intent in voting for this moratorium was that it not be the permanent solution. To the contrary, the imposition of an anchoring ban is a huge incentive for all stakeholders to come together to find those solutions."
Today: Thinking about learning how to construct your own fishing ‘stuff’? Try the Rod and Gun Club’s Saltwater Fly Tying Class. I’m sure my use of the term stuff isn’t right up there with the pros, but you get my drift. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

It’s Tuesday Night Trivia at Town M.V. and you better brush up before you head over there. These games aren’t as easy as you’d think. I’m good for any questions about 1970s television or the musical group Steppenwolf. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: This one sounds interesting: The Ayurvedic Spice Rack: Common Pantry Herbs as Medicine. Do you pronounce the h in herbs? I guess our silent h comes from the French, who apparently do not care to pronounce it very often. 4:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Magic mirror on the wall
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Dining out?

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Staying in?
For ideas on making a warm casserole on a chilly spring evening, check the recipe by Chef Gavin Smith for Chipotle Sweet Potato Gratin. It was inspired by a dish served at a restaurant while Smith was traveling.

To read more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Monday’s contest answer:
Robert and Barbara Day
Outside the box
Artist Paul Lazes is really thinking outside the box (literally) in his latest creative installation at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s Art Space. The series of sculptural wall art is constructed from strips of cardboard boxes and arranged into various abstract shapes. Get on over to the Playhouse as soon as you can — the art is only on display through the end of the month. Here’s the story.

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