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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It’s election day on the Island in three of the six towns. We’ll have results as soon as they’re released after the polls close tonight on our website. It’s also National Gardening Day. Time to dig in. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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No shots? Fired
Several employees with the Steamship Authority who claimed they would not get the COVID-19 vaccine because of religious reasons have been fired. The employees are involved in a federal lawsuit over the SSA’s vaccine mandate. Their attorney confirmed that their decision not to get the shot prompted their termination from the ferry line. Editor George Brennan has this story.
Three elections
The Island has three town elections today. Voters are going to the polls in Edgartown, West Tisbury, and Oak Bluffs. At stake is the housing bank question, as well as select board races in both West Tisbury and Oak Bluffs. We’ll have results tonight, but we have photos and previews of the elections here.

Puppy abused
This story is likely to make you angry. Tisbury Police are charging a man with animal cruelty. His name is not being released because police are in the process of issuing a summons. According to police, the mixed-breed puppy was allegedly tossed against a bureau by the man. The case is under investigation by the police, animal control, and the MSPCA. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
There is a rare Friday meeting of the Oak Bluffs select board at 4:30 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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West Tisbury Compound with Equestrian Barn Sponsored

Exquisitely maintained and charming main house, guest house (built in 2006), barn and 3-car garage are all in perfect, move-in condition. Located in the heart of West Tisbury, off a private, paved lane, the stunning oak post-and-beam main house and other handsome buildings are spacious and bright with all rooms enjoying high or vaulted celings. Flanked by woods and green spaces, which add to the sense of rural beauty and privacy, the 3-acre property is minutes from Alley's General Store, Sepiessa/Tisbury Great Pond, Long Point Beach and the bike paths.
Quote of the Day
"What type of a community do you want to be? As any community needs, we need good teachers, a good police force, a good fire force, adequate and well-trained doctors and nurses and first responders. Through no fault of their own, these essential people are being priced out of this Island."–CJ Moriarty at Edgartown town meeting speaking in support of the housing bank

Hot Topic Comment
Julian Wise commented on the purchase of West Tisbury property by Thomas Bena for a nonprofit called Stillpoint. "This space has the potential be a tremendous asset to the island community, congratulations Thomas, Jake and Ben for making this happen. Looking forward to amazing events for years to come."

Hot Topic Letter
Marcy Klapper wrote about a dental dilemma that turned out to be a positive experience. "Four days before scheduled surgery, we went scrambling for someone who could address our concern. Got the runaround from a few dentists who said, "Not me. You need a ___ (fill in the blank with some "specialist"). It was looking like the surgery that had been scheduled so far in advance would have to be postponed."
Today: Grace Episcopal Church hosts a Maundy Thursday liturgy in-person and online through Zoom. Check out the hybrid event from 6 to 7 pm today. –Lucas Thors

How are some folks so organized? Dana K. White shares her book, "Organizing for the Rest of Us," with the Island community via Zoom from 7 to 8 pm. Made possible by the Oak Bluffs library. Free and open to the public. –L.T.

Tomorrow: Gather at the First Baptist Church parish house in Vineyard Haven for the annual Family 2 Family Easter food basket distribution. Volunteers and church members will be giving out baskets of ham or chicken, apples, oranges, carrots, pineapple, eggs, and sweet potatoes. The program is provided by the Vineyard Committee on Hunger. From 2 to 3 pm. –L.T.
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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!
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Staying in?
In this season of new awakenings and fresh starts, check Sarah Waldman's Favorite Cleansing Smoothies, shared by Erin Haggerty. With energetic names like "The Rainforest" and "The Dino," after having one of these fruity and creamy concoctions, you might just find yourself spring cleaning the house as well as your health.

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Grey, yeah!
Oh, the drama. People of a certain age grew up with Grey’s Anatomy and Nicole Jackson is one of them. In this week’s binge-worthy review, Nicole tells us why she can’t get enough of the hospital drama. "I do recommend putting this show on when you’re looking for a comforting cast to keep you company around the house, and would rather indulge in a little drama that isn’t your own." Read more here and see why she rates this show so high.

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