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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Ferry hikes
Add the cost of taking the ferry to the growing list of prices that are going up. On Tuesday, the Steamship Authority board met at the MV Film Center and agreed to raise rates for 2023. SSA officials said the rate hikes are needed to cover the increased cost of fuel among other things. The board did make one exception and eliminated an increase in the excursion rates for Islanders going to and from the mainland with their vehicles. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

Pouring it on
The Field Fund sought and received permission to use a well at West Tisbury School to water a nearby town field that the organization maintains. Because the school uses the fields, Field Fund officials felt it was a reasonable request to keep the playing fields maintained. While there was some pushback on whether it would result in increased energy costs, the plan was approved, contingent on the Field Fund getting community preservation funds to install the irrigation system. Reporter Lucas Thors has the story.

They came, they saw
Like a scene right out of one of those Halloween movies, a man allegedly brandished a chainsaw when police arrived to speak with him about a trespass complaint. William Sanfilippo ended up getting arrested and being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in what would have likely been just a conversation about keeping off his neighbor’s property. In court on Friday, the man appeared ready to enter a guilty plea, but it was withdrawn when he questioned the facts as stated in court. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story. Meanwhile, Tisbury Police issued a press release Tuesday saying that officers in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Tisbury backed off from a pickup that was driving 100 mph through all three towns and they have the audio to prove it. Here’s that story.
The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I am completely sick about this."–Joe Capobianco who was removed from his job as facilities manager for Good Shepherd Parish, as well as his role overseeing the food basket program

Hot Topic Comment
Geoff Freeman, airport director, explained why Martha’s Vineyard Airport still uses firefighting foam. "Under FAA regulations commercial service airports are required to maintain this specific type of class B foam. Local fire departments do not have to follow FAA requirements. The airport has invested in testing equipment that does not require to release foam into the environment. The FAA has been slow to respond on the approval of a new foam that does not contain those chemicals."

Hot Topic Letter
Dr. Silvia Vogt would like the town to urge that the bike path that goes through Veterans Memorial Park be left open during Beach Road Weekend for safety reasons. "The contract between the town and Mr. Epstein does not mention the bike path at all, yet Mr. Epstein fences it in and shuts it down for 14 days. Does he have the authority to do this, and if so, who gave it to him?"
Today: Paul Bordé answers your questions in What is this thing called CBD? brought to you by the Vineyard Haven library. Paul will talk about his own discovery of the medicinal qualities when he was dealing with a serious back injury. In person and online. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Want to learn how to knit or knit with a group for fun? The Chilmark library offers a Knitting Group open to all levels. When I first moved here 10 years ago, I was amazed at the people who brought their knitting with them everywhere. One more thing to add to the pile of reasons why I love it here. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Join Moira Silva for a Memoir Writing Workshop at the Chilmark library. I’m working on a memoir and as you can imagine, it’s filled with fun facts. Everybody has a story, so why not work on yours? 11 am. –C.B.

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

Carry on
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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 through October 22. 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. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
If you’ve still got apples lying around, you’re going to love this recipe from our sales and marketing ace, Jenna Lambert: Gnocchi Tossed with Roasted Apples, Butternut Squash, and Maple Cayenne Sausage. Sometimes we wonder why she doesn’t invite us over for dinner. Maybe it’s our table manners.

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Thomas Roan
They’re hooked
The Island fishing community is certainly a close-knit one, and every angler has their individual reasons for getting hooked on the sport. Assistant features editor Lucas Thors headed out to West Chop Beach on the last day of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby to speak with some lady anglers who shared amazing tales about their time on the water. Check out the story and the stunning photos here.

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