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The late great Jack Shea, MV Times sports writer extraordinaire and one of the nicest and most interesting guys, would have turned 80 years old today. We’ll always remember his intermittent visits to the office when he would make us laugh, tell us tales of his life, and pitch story ideas. Check out one of Shea’s sports stories about longtime football coach Donald Herman retiring, and read former news editor George Brennan’s touching tribute to the legendary Islander. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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With IHT’s help, a year-round homeowner downsized and stayed on the Island, and two Vineyard families purchased year-round affordable homes. Watch to see how we did it! You can help build more urgently needed affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard. Click here to donate now.
Lagoon closed following sewage leak
A break in the pressure line connecting the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to the Oak Bluffs wastewater treatment facility this week triggered an immediate closure of parts of Lagoon Pond for shellfishing. Although the leak was quickly repaired, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is set to conduct testing of the waters and shellfish farms to ensure public safety. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
‘We are truly blessed
Earlier this month, Island teen Samantha Morgnerova was severely injured in a vehicle accident on Weeks Lane in Edgartown. Vineyarders showed support for the youth, who is steadily recovering, and her family. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

Charbonneau goes to Malden
Danielle Charbonneau, the 61st recipient of the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year award, met with the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education board to advocate for alternative education funding. Charbonneau shared the benefits of alternative education, like the Project Vine program she runs on Martha’s Vineyard, and how it will be a growing need in the future of public education. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Tisbury select board jointly meets with the affordable housing committee at 4:30 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be holding a public hearing at 6:30 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"MassDEP has come to this conclusion based on MassDEP’s investigation of PFAS impacts to private water supplies in the neighborhood and the general, inferred groundwater flow in the area.
John Handrahan, chief of compliance and enforcement at MassDEP’s Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, on West Tisbury dealing with PFAS contamination.

Hot Topic Comment
George Hartman commented on our story about the new Steamship Authority vessel being officially named the Barnstable after an extensive back and forth about naming options: "Can’t wait to see what nicknames the Barnstable eventually gets!"

Hot Topic Letter
Susan Silk wrote to publicly thank members of the West Tisbury affordable housing committee, as well as the Island Housing Trust/Union Studio team for moving forward an affordable housing development at 401 State Road: "Two years ago, when the voters of West Tisbury were asked to designate this property for affordable housing, those of us who worked to turn out that affirmative vote had a vision — this parcel is perfect for senior housing: close to accessible transportation, a short walk to the drugstore or market, and yet secluded."
Today: Grace Church offers Community Suppers drive-through style tonight. You might have to call them to see how to grab yourself some good eats. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

I really like the English actor Bill Nighy (not to be confused with Bill Nye the Science Guy) so I’d love to see "Living." I think it’s about an ordinary guy who doesn’t really begin to live until he knows he’s dying. Film Center. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
This weekend:
Join yoga teacher Jannette Vanderhoop for Virtual Yoga for All Ages via the Aquinnah library. 10 am. Caroline Drogin leads an Interactive Storytime for the  kiddos at the Chilmark library. 11 am. You can stay up-Island for the Aquinnah library’s Drop-in Craft: Card Making from noon to 3 pm. Don’t you love getting cards? I like them better than presents. The Oak Bluffs library hosts the Cambridge School of Weston's dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Rosanna Salcedo, to share information about opportunities that exist at CSW. She’ll also provide information about how to seek out, apply, and afford a private high school education. Interesting. 1 to 3 pm. New to recovery? Drop by the Red House for support, fellowship, referrals, or just conversation. 2 pm. They also host a Vision Board Party for the community from 6 to 8 pm. We had one of those for my son Dan and it was amazing. Makes you realize all the possibilities. Gather at PathwaysArts at the Chilmark Tavern with Liz Witham and Ken Wenworth from Film Truth Productions. They will present a talk and screening of short films and clips highlighting voices seldom heard in Perspectives Unseen and their upcoming film "Follow the Journey," about North Atlantic right whales. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

On Sunday, the Unitarian Universalist Society offers a service based on the poem "Gate A-4." They describe it as "Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye shares an account of distress, compassion, and community as she is called to interpret Arabic for a fearful traveler at an airport." They’ll tell you how you might apply these lessons in your own life. 10 am. Daily Drop-in Pickleball at Airport Fitness from 11 am to 12:30 pm. I’m going as soon as I get my knee fixed. I hear anyone can do it. You may think you know Legos but you haven’t seen anything until you visit the West Tisbury library’s Lego Club for all ages. You could literally build a city over there. 1 to 3 pm. Visit Mass Audubon's Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown. They have a 1-mile universally accessible trail, which I really appreciate. It’s supposed to get up into the 50s on Sunday, so I’d take advantage of that little gift. Anytime. Enjoy this quiet time of year. –C.B.

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

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 Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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Staying in?
We had a real treat in the most recent Edible Vineyard. We featured an interview with famed cookbook author Claudia Fleming. If you want to try something spectacular this weekend, take a look at her recipes in this article: Savory and Sweet.

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In the latest Dogcharmer column, Tom Shelby writes about the trials of having a larger dog when you are getting a bit older. While it may be easier to work with and train a smaller dog, Shelby says that larger dogs can be trained to be gentle giants, so long as you are consistent and persistent in instilling good habits in your pup.
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