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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Malkin in the middle
The Dukes County Commission got an update from Jim Malkin, their appointed representative to the Steamship Authority board. Malkin was on hand to give the commissioners an update on the SSA after numerous complaints about breakdowns of boats and breakdowns in communication. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the story. Speaking of breakdowns, the Island Home is out for repairs for a week. And, speaking of the commission, three write-in candidates got enough votes to get on the November general election ballot. Editor George Brennan has this update.
Happy trails?
The Aquinnah select board entered into an intergovernmental agreement with Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, which will allow the town to accept a donation of land until it can present the idea to voters at a town meeting. Eventually the property will be combined with other properties under agreement by the Land Bank, which will build trails. The intergovernmental agreement will provide a resolution for a piece of property, which hasn’t contributed to the town’s tax rolls. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the details.

Getting their kicks
Who couldn’t use a good donkey adventure story? Tony and Anne gave their humans a start on Wednesday when they wandered out of the paddock and went on the lam. After a two-hour search by just about everyone in Chilmark, the donkeys were found safe in their old paddock at Blue Heron Farm. Editor George Brennan has this tale.
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Quote of the Day
"This whole story is completely and utterly backwards."
–Steve McQuiggan after learning that his name was brought up at a select board meeting in Chilmark for causing problems at Squibnocket Beach

Hot Topic Comment
Robert Hughes commented on the primary victory by Robert Ogden in the sheriff’s race. "Congratulations on your victory. The best man for the job…"

Hot Topic Letter
Beth Folcarelli, Ph.D., and Charles Silberstein, M.D. wrote about how Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is tackling the mental health crisis. "As we celebrate our 61st year, and in an effort to become a stronger clinic and organization, we look to our community for help. We have to stretch our collective thinking to find solutions, join more closely with neighbors to restore connections disrupted by the challenges of the past two years, and lead with care and passion for our community."
Today: Author Frye Gaillard talks about his book, along with co-author Cynthia Tucker, "The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance," at the Vineyard Haven library. Read Whit Griswold’s review of the book here. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Live theater is back and it’s always a pleasure to go to the M.V. Playhouse. "Burning Patience" fills the stage this weekend. You can read Abby Remer’s story about it here. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: What a great time of year to visit the Old Sculpin Gallery. An exhibit by artists Debra and Warren Gaines, along with a members show, is taking place as I type. Opens at 10 am. –C.B.

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

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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 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 until October 22nd, 2022. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

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Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
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Staying in?
The damp, chilly air yesterday got us in the mood for Paul Bagnall’s Pumpkin Nut Bundt Cake with Maple Walnut Glaze. We’d save you a piece but we’re mighty fond of cake here at the MVT.

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A story to tell
Jemima James has had quite the life — she’s been an illustrator, a songwriter, and a performer, and has worked with some pretty amazing people throughout her long and illustrious career. Despite having made some hits over the years, James touts her sons, Willy and Sam, as her greatest creations. Read writer Geoff Currier’s fascinating piece on James, her story, and what she’s working on now, including a new novel and practicing her artwork.

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