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Sticker shock
The inevitable has already happened. The $55 million Tisbury School project is already $10 million more expensive, which is leading officials to scramble to make adjustments on the design and to also consider coming back to voters for some of the additional money. Meanwhile, the select board attempted to keep the extent of the price hike under wraps during a meeting last week where it was discussed but in vague terms. All of this as temporary classrooms started to arrive on the Island this week. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Field test
The Oak Bluffs planning board has released its full decision on the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School sports complex. The decision provides the board’s reasons for rejecting the artificial turf portion of the field, saying the adverse effects outweigh the benefits because of possible contamination from PFAS. Meanwhile, the high school committee will begin discussing next steps at a meeting tonight. Reporter Lucas Thors has this update.

Hail to the chief
Sgt. Jonathan Searle will be the next police chief in Oak Bluffs. At a meeting on Monday during which three finalists were interviewed, Searle — a sergeant in Edgartown — was selected over Lt. Nicholas Curelli of the Oak Bluffs Police Department. The vote was split 3-1 with select board member Gail Barmakian supporting the in-house candidate. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.

The West Tisbury select board meets jointly at 4 pm Wednesday with the zoning board and planning board. Remote access. Here is the
agenda. Note that it's a different time than the select board typically meets.

The Dukes County commissioners meet at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"I have a lot of women in my life who have had to think about [abortion] and it would be tragic if they couldn’t have that choice. That means a lot to me."
–Craig Norberg-Bohm, a visitor to the Island, on why he attended Saturday’s ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally at Five Corners

Hot Topic Comment
R. Scott Patterson responded to someone who commented on Saturday’s rally. "No one in this country was ‘forced’ to get a vaccine and I think you know that. Requiring a vaccine to maintain your job or to go to an event or get on a plane is NOT a requirement to get a vaccine!"

Hot Topic Letter
Simone DeSourcy, president of the Island Elderly Housing board, responded to some points that were brought up during a Martha’s Vineyard Commission meeting recently. "At the request of the MVC, several major revisions have been made to the proposal. These include the drainage plan, parking plan, lighting plan, and relocation of the septic wastewater plan."
Today: Need to work on the skills you need to find the right people for the job you offer? ACE MV hosts Key Human Resources Skills for Vineyard Businesses. This virtual session begins at 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I am embarrassed to admit that I haven’t been to Long Point in two years. Don’t live your life like me, go out there and enjoy the beauty all around us. You can always tell me what it looks like in an email. Visit the Trustees Trails and Beaches. Anytime. –C.B.
Tomorrow: There is a Free Gourmet Lunch at the Recovery Cafe at the Red House tomorrow. This happens for the recovery community every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. That’s a beautiful thing. Noon to 2 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
How about eating caps for supper? There are lots of varieties available and they are quite chewy. Keep your hat on since we are talking about mushroom caps – the large, 'wild harvest' kind that cooks up into a tasty side dish. For inspiration, check the creative recipe shared by Gavin Smith for Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms with Ginger.

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Holding court
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys tennis team held a ceremony on Saturday to honor their late coach Kevin Lewis. The ceremony was held at the Ned Fennesy Courts in Oak Bluffs, where Lewis’ family, friends and former team members were on hand. "The team definitely wanted to take some time to recognize Kevin and what he did for them when he was here," MVRHS athletics director Mark McCarthy said to begin the ceremony. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

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