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Stick a fork in it
When people are up in arms about something, it’s cliche to say: “Get out the pitchforks and torches.” Well, Anna Edey got out her forks — carving forks — and brought them with her today to protest the cutting down of oak trees to make way for the renovation and addition underway at Tisbury School. Our news intern Natalie Aymond was on the scene just after police calmed Edey down and sent her home. Here’s her story.
Sounding off
Marc Rosenbaum says he knows a thing or two about making construction noise, but he also knows a thing or two about being respectful to neighbors in the process. At the West Tisbury select board meeting, he asked the board to consider implementing noise restrictions geared toward construction and landscaping. But the board wasn’t jumping at the opportunity.  Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

Picked up driver
Police say they have arrested and charged a man involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured another motorist. The man initially led police to a spot where he said his pickup truck was damaged, but returned the next day to turn himself in to police. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
There are no meetings scheduled for Friday, which is good news because we have a lot on our summer bucket list to get done.

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Quote of the Day
“We realize this is a terrible position that we’re in. It’s a terrible position that the town is in. And there’s a lot of finger pointing saying, you know, the school committee has demonstrated poor leadership.”
–Amy Houghton, chair of the Tisbury School Committee, discussing the need to ask voters for $26 million to complete the renovation and addition at Tisbury School

Hot Topic Comment
Jane Norton responded to another commenter about the presumption of innocence. “If you believe 90% of defendants are guilty prior to hearing the factual evidence presented at trial, please disclose this to the court officers so you can be dismissed.”

Hot Topic Letter
R.E.L. Knight wrote about women’s reproductive rights. “Civil rights marchers in the 1960s sang, ‘Deep in my heart, I do believe we shall overcome someday.’ My hope is that the day will come, though it would be many years from now, when there will be no one alive who lived in a time when the right to legal abortion was denied to American women anywhere, throughout our land.”
Today: The Summer Institute series brings us Linda Greenhouse talking about “The Year that Broke the Supreme Court.” That sounds like a topic we could all listen to about now. Hebrew Center. 7:30 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Film Center screens an important documentary tonight: “Earth Emergency.” Discussion with the scientists from the Woodwell Climate Research Center follows. A little light viewing. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Rabbi Caryn Broitman leads Shabbat on State Beach, featuring the music and poetry of Bob Dylan. Bring the whole family and some chairs. 6 pm. –C.B.

Check out what’s playing at the movies.

Full steam ahead
“Stainless steel Williams Sonoma double steamer pot. 10-inch diameter x 8.5-inch high. For corn, fish, etc. Like new. $30. TEXT: 917-538-5049.”

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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 from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

Farm Neck Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
Oh, how we miss Anna Nesser, our stellar intern. At least she left us with these Smoothie Recipes. They’re healthy so you can feel great about enjoying them without feeling that guilt that comes when you drink something that looks this good.

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A pirate story
Back when Martha’s Vineyard was part of the province of New York and pirates like Captain Thomas Pound menaced nearby waters, the “bloody flagg” was raised over Vineyard Haven harbor. In his latest This Was Then column, Chris Baer recalls a treacherous time of pirates like Pound and even infamous buccaneers like Captain William Kidd (believed to have been arrested near today’s Quick’s Hole). Check out the story here.

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