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Next stop: Beacon Hill
On Wednesday night, just around 11 pm (don’t get us started on the hand-counted ballots), Chilmark sealed the deal for the housing bank to go to the state legislature as a home-rule petition. Four out of the six Island towns had to support the housing bank at town meetings and town elections for the legislation to move forward. Meanwhile, four other questions also received the support of voters. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
End of an era
Skipper Manter will be retiring from the West Tisbury Police Department as of July 31. Manter, the department’s lieutenant, will be replaced by Matt Gebo, which opens up a sergeant’s position on the police department. All of this came up at Wednesday’s West Tisbury select board meeting, where Manter is one of the members. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the details.

What about Paul?
On Wednesday, the United States and Russia traded prisoners, but unfortunately for the Whelan family, which includes Island artist Elizabeth Whelan, it did not include the former Marine. U.S. Marine Trevor Reed was released in the trade. The Whelan family is happy for the Reed family, but would like to keep the political pressure up for Paul Whelan’s release. Editor George Brennan has this story.
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Quote of the Day
"If the majority of our citizens aren’t happy with it, it’s not a good policy. It doesn’t make sense."–Oak Bluffs select board chair Ryan Ruley on a proposed flagpole policy

Hot Topic Comment
Susanna Sturgis responded to a comment on Chilmark’s vote to approve the housing bank. "The Housing Bank isn’t going to own or manage properties. The projects it funds have to follow the rules and regs of whatever town they’re located in."

Hot Topic Letter
Rich DeWitt, chair of the M.V. Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, offers some tips for safe bike riding on the Island. "When using the bike paths, remember that they are essentially wide sidewalks which pedestrians also use. Pay attention and behave as if you were on the roadway: Stay to the right, pass on the left, slow down to adjust for congestion. Remember that pedestrians have the right of way, and give them an audible warning when passing (say 'bike passing' or 'on your left'). Anticipate that other path users may act unpredictably. Be alert for motor vehicles crossing the path from side roads and driveways. Stop only when you can pull off the path, so as not to obstruct other users. Many cyclists find the paths too congested, and choose to stay on the roadway."
Today: If you’re into pottery, come to Featherstone for the Open Pottery Studio. You need a bit of know-how to participate, because there’s no instruction. I have complete confidence in you. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Some people like strawberry jam, well I like Uke Jam. Any level player is welcome to come join in at the YMCA. Heck, bring any stringed instrument. 6:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Feel like hugging a tree? Go ahead. Polly Hill Arboretum offers an Arbor Day Celebration tomorrow, and if you participate you get a free seedling. 12 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme...with fresh, local herbs starting to appear, check the fun recipe for Robin Forte's Herbed Ranch Dressing, shared by Emily Armstrong. It was a big hit with students through Island Grown Schools. You might even find yourself singing to a Simon and Garfunkel tune.

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Healthy kids
This Saturday, April 30, YMCAs all over the country will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Healthy Kids Day. The event brings kids from the Island together to have fun outdoors, with some offerings like an obstacle course, a rock climbing wall, an inflatable bounce house slide, games, and face painting. The celebration also includes information on how families can enjoy a healthy and happy summer. Read Anne Ryall Sylvester’s story on the return of this youth-oriented event.

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