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Body found
A fisherman has discovered the body of a man in Sengekontacket Pond. Police issued a press release saying the body matches the description of Tavaughn Bulgin, 21, who has been missing since Sunday. The story of this tragedy has gripped the Island for the past several days. A GoFundMe for the family has gotten a tremendous outpouring from the community. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story. Meanwhile, the county commission talked about bridge safety and getting MassDOT to do something to better inform the public about the dangers of bridge jumping. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the details.
Island Housing Trust has won the bid to build affordable housing at 401 State Road in West Tisbury. At a select board meeting on Wednesday, officials agreed to award the bid to the nonprofit developer. While a preliminary design has received some pushback, IHT officials said they will work with the community on finalizing those designs. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Alan Dershowitz, who has been telling any media outlet that will listen about being canceled by the Chilmark library, will be considered as part of the 2023 speaker series. The two sides met last week to talk about their differences after Dershowitz publicly threatened to sue the library for violating his First Amendment rights. Dershowitz has since sent an apology letter to library director Ebba Hierta. Editor George Brennan has this update.
There are no meetings scheduled for Friday. Let’s huddle around the ferris wheel at the Ag Fair.
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Quote of the Day
"But now, alas, that heart beats no longer, and my friend has embarked on a new journey, but he’s not alone. As we gather here today, I picture David and Rosalee in two rocking chairs, holding hands, and gazing down upon us with smiles on their faces and whispering to us all, ‘On we go.’"
–Michael Hill during his eulogy at David McCullough’s memorial service

Hot Topic Comment
Don Keller commented on whether the bridge and beaches should have been closed while police searched for a missing swimmer. "Someone dies while swimming in our ocean nearly every year. It often takes time to recover the bodies. Would you want to shut down all beaches every time a tragedy happens at the beach? I think your sentiments are sincere and compassionate and I appreciate you taking the time to express them."

Hot Topic Letter
Mary Ellen Larsen is appreciative of the help she received on a difficult day. "First, the knight in shining armor who caught me as I was falling backward off the step into the UPS Store. If he hadn’t caught me, I would have had a very negative outcome. I was so flustered I said a quick thank-you, never got your name, and went in and returned the package."
Today: I can definitely see myself having a little shopping spree at the Federated Church after work. It’s a pop-up sale benefitting the Vassar Haiti Project. Paintings, handicrafts, and folk art quilts. It’s the quilts that got to me. 6 to 8 pm.
–Connie Berry

If you haven’t seen "Great Ponds Episode 1: On Our Watch" here is your chance. Circuit Arts screens the documentary at the Grange Hall. It’s also produced right here by Circuit Films in collaboration with the Vineyard Conservation Society. 7 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: There are a million and one things going on Friday, including the Ag Fair and other Friday night extravaganzas, but you have to see the Oak Bluffs Fireworks. There’s a band concert in the Ocean Park bandstand after 7:30 pm, then the fireworks begin when it gets dark. Truly worth seeing. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

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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

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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?
You’ll love this recipe by assistant features editor Lucas Thors, in fact the name alone will get to you: Marry Me Chicken. The creamy, cheesy sauce is filled with flavor that will bring you to your knees, so be careful.

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Fair treatment
The Agricultural Society grounds in West Tisbury are all decked out for the 160th annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. It’s one of the biggest events of the year on-Island, and opening day is finally here. The fair starts today and runs through August 21. So warm up your skillet-tossing arm, grab some tickets, and head on over to the fair for competitions, rides, delicious food, and more. Read freelance writer Gwyn McAllister’s story about this year’s celebration here.

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