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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Ninety years ago to the day, the first supposed sighting of the "Loch Ness Monster" was recorded. The mythical creature is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Which makes us wonder when our own mythical creature will materialize in Farm Pond in Oak Bluffs. We’re thinking soon. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Rising tides
Consultants for the Town of Edgartown say that the average high tide could be 6 feet higher in the next 50 years, which means some significant changes for the waterfront. In this case, it’s the Chappy Ferry. Town officials looked over a plan that calls for raising infrastructure in the area by several feet. That includes the landing area as well as the ferry’s operations building. Read our coverage here.
Turf 'resolution' sought
The MVRHS school committee’s highly anticipated meeting was held Monday evening and they’ve decided to ask their attorney to speak with attorneys representing the Town of Oak Bluffs. This is, of course, about the turf field. The committee is also expected to meet again soon, prior to Aquinnah Town Meeting next week. That’s important because Aquinnah voters could ultimately shoot down the high school’s budget. Read our coverage here.

New leadership
Brendan O’Neill, executive director for the Vineyard Conservation Society, will retire in June after nearly four decades with the group. Samantha Look, who is currently the society’s director of advocacy and education, will take over the leadership position. Along with O’Neill’s accomplishments, according to the Society, he helped preserve Morning Glory Farm and a rare habitat along Moshup Trail in Aquinnah. Read more here.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

The Tisbury Select Board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Hybrid access with an in-person location at Katharine Cornell Theatre. Here is the agenda.

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

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Quote of the Day
"Here in Massachusetts, we benefit from some really forward thinking agencies that developed both sea level rise projections as well as feeding those into an integrative, highly dynamic storm surge model."
Woods Hole Group senior environmental scientist Joseph Famely on the climate vulnerability assessment of the Chappy Ferry.

Hot Topic Comment
Bob Murphy commented on our story about the Martha’s Vineyard Commission having been found in violation of the state’s open meeting law: "One of the problems with having the same old commissioners over and over again and they start to think they can do whatever they want. Unfortunately, this little slap on the wrist by the state will not change anything. They just might be a little more clandestine in their decision making before or after a meeting. At one time we were proud of the commission and now it’s an embarrassment."

Hot Topic Letter
Lucy Dahl of Edgartown writes to us about a development she fears will destroy the view of Edgartown Harbor: "A question for you, Mr. Malm: Are you aware of the housing shortage on the Island? If you were, you might invest in helping to relieve the housing shortage and the generations of Island residents and business owners who are being forced off the Island to find housing. Surely, your investments would be more appreciated by our community, rather than ruining the pleasure all Islanders share on a street we have lived on or visited for years, for what?"
Today: The flower manager at Slip Away Farm leads a workshop on Backyard Garden Planning at the Ag Hall tonight. My yard looks a little like those photos of the moon you see sometimes. Free. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Bob Perschel talks about Climate Solutions and Forest Conservation in New England at the Vineyard Haven library tonight. Think about all the woodlands we have and how they sustain us. Free. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Before it gets too hot to have that giant bundle of afghan on our laps, let's wrap up our knitting projects with this Drop-in Knitting Group. Master knitter Cindy Bonnell leads the group at the Edgartown library. 3 to 5 pm. –C.B.

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

Sweet dreams
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Staying in?
Discover over 200 illustrated recipes from an Island kitchen, including Stuffed Lobster Rolls and Gingersnap and Cabbage Soup, in the cookbook "Red Peppers & Blue Lobsters," published by Jane Farrow about 10 years ago. It's available at local libraries. At the Times, we'd first start out with the chapter on desserts. What would be your favorite?

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Do you know these two men? We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity. Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Monday's contest answer:
Kathy Weiss
Secrets then and now
Kate Feiffer writes that it’s difficult to know how much to reveal about Katherine Sherbrooke’s "The Hidden Life of Aster Kelly" in her article about the new novel. It’s "filled with secrets, complications and ethical quandaries, surprise revelations, coverups, and plot twists," Feiffer writes. The book takes place in Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, and Martha’s Vineyard, but the author manages to capture each place and time frame. Read Feiffer’s coverage of the book here, and get your name on a borrower’s list at the library.

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