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A third ferry?
The Edgartown Select Board hired an engineering firm to look at the Chappy Ferry and the possible need for upgrades in the face of climate change. With that in mind, members of the Chappy steering committee say that now may be the time to consider a third ferry given the improvements planned. Read more here.
Copeland complaint
An Oak Bluffs resident is taking a lawsuit up against the Copeland Review Board for retroactively denying a request for a yoga platform at her house. The homeowner says that the setup has been beneficial to her health. The board, meanwhile, says that the structure doesn’t fit with the neighborhood. Read our coverage here.

Street fair to remember
A pair of Martha’s Vineyard Times interns tackled the Tisbury Street Fair this past weekend: one detailing the event in an essay; the other shot a video for us (where he jumps in an ice bath). Get the sights and sounds of the event here.

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

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee meets at 4 pm on Wednesday. Remote access with in-person location at the MVRHS Culinary Arts Dining Room. Here is the agenda.

The Up-Island Regional School Committee meets at 6:30 pm on Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"I’m glad to see them make these modifications, but there’s always … impacts downstream that aren’t necessarily anticipated."
— Oak Bluffs select board chair Emma Green-Beach on her concerns regarding
Title 5 septic regulations

Hot Topic Comment
"The MVRHS should drop the lawsuit. They are still spending money on legal fees and causing the Town of Oak Bluffs to pay legal Fees. School Com. claimed they would not pay for this suit with Town Money then who is paying for it? Why not put it up for a Island wide referendum vote. Then make it part of the planning process for the new school which is underway?"
— Paul L. Bagnall comments on the
ongoing high school field turf lawsuit

Hot Topic Letter
Silas Cooper, a cast member of the Bravo show "Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard," writes to us about finding love on the Island: "My love story began on this Island. Maybe it was the touch of warm sand on Inkwell Beach or the sweet aroma from the Fourth of July cookout, but the love of this place that felt like home gave me courage."
Today: For 40 years, folks have gathered at State Beach for Drumming on the Beach with everybody from Camp Jabberwocky and Rick Bausman and friends. Go. It’s good for your soul. 6 to 8 pm. –Connie Berry

This is for all of you crazy kids who don’t go to bed at 8 pm. M.V. Concert Series presents Galactic at the Loft. They hail from New Orleans and have been together for years. Kick off your shoes and enjoy yourself. 9 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: We’re all invited to the 100th Birthday Party at the M.V. Museum. It’s a chance to check out the programming, the grounds, some great vendors, and music from Johnny Hoy and Bluefish. It’s an amazing place. Free. 3 to 5 pm. –C.B.

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

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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 Sweet Life Open year-round! Serving dinner at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.


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Staying in?
Gather ideas for your next beach cooler or picnic basket from the recipes for Sesame Seaweed Crunch and Tomato Pudding. They are from an Edible Vineyard article by Margaret Knight, who also gives tips on how to make your own family cookbook.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Monday's contest answer:
Martha Thurlow
Community comes together
Circuit Films' short documentary "Waiting to Continue: The Venezuelan Asylum Seekers on Martha’s Vineyard" gives a behind-the-scenes look at the 48 Venezuelan migrants who were flown to the Island last September under false promises of work and housing. The film provides a local account of the migrants’ three days on the Island before they were transferred to Joint Base Cape Cod for state and federal assistance. Read more coverage here.

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