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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It’s National Read a Book Day. Can there be a better day to read a book than a rainy September day? Today is also primary day in Massachusetts. Polls are open until 8 pm tonight and The Times will have results as they become available. School also opened on the Vineyard today. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: The Committee to Elect Bob Ogden for Sheriff

Primary decision
It’s primary day in Massachusetts today. If voters want a say in who will be the next sheriff of Dukes County, they’ll have to pull a Democratic ballot. Incumbent Robert Ogden is facing a challenge from former Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake. There is no candidate on the Republican ballot. (Things are going smooth here while over on the mainland, Barnstable ballots were stuck in a safe.) Meanwhile, the other contested races with local implications are on the Republican side. Here’s a preview of today’s election and we’ll have results as they become available later tonight.
Seasonal flew
It seems like just yesterday we were holding our breath waiting for a summer onslaught. Well, with Labor Day over we can all take a deep breath. We reached out to a number of Island businesses on Tuesday and the reports were all similar — there was an uptick in business fueled by folks feeling a lot safer about travel and going out. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.

Back to school
There was excitement in the air as students returned to classes at Oak Bluffs School on Tuesday. In fact, students all across the Island returned to school today. (Your Facebook feed must be filled with the smiling faces of students headed off in their best back-to-school outfits.) Reporter Eunki Seonwoo was up early and out at Oak Bluffs School to observe as they got things started. Here’s his story.
The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Aquinnah select board meets at 5 pm at town hall. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"Dawn has mentored me so well that any changes we’ve made have really been made together over the years."
–Molly Coogan on taking over ownership of Bunch of Grapes Bookstore from Dawn Braasch

Hot Topic Comment
Marie Laursen responded to the story about a letter issued by the parents of Henry Bowman Backer. "There are a number of parents here who have lost children, including me. Our adult son Chris died of cancer several years ago. I will not forget Henry- or you, for you have already shown mercy towards those responsible, and generosity towards the public in terms of Red Cross training."

Hot Topic Letter
The parents of Henry Bowman Backer wrote to bring attention to their son’s drowning death at the Edgartown Field Club and Boathouse. "This summer will end soon. Our family’s grief in losing a beloved son, grandson, and big-brother will not. Allowing this tragedy to fade from your community’s memory does a grave dishonor to Henry. We ask that you have the heart to imagine yourself in our shoes."
Today: The Film Center hosts its 17th Annual International Film Festival beginning tonight. This is something I’ve actually attended before, so I can say without a doubt that it’s awesome. Schedule starts at 4 pm. –Connie Berry

Caroline Joy Adams leads an Online Writing Through Grief and Loss Workshop via Zoom and the Vineyard Haven library. I think writing helps just about everything. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Catch IGI’s Mobile Market at Aquinnah Tribal Housing with all the fresh locally grown "stuff" you could ever want. They take payment in a million forms, so check that info out as well. 4 pm. –C.B.

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

Three cheers for two chairs
"Two free wicker chairs, white, call for photos. One side table is also available. Call 415-246-7246."

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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  until 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?
Remember when we first started to hear about power bowls? We do. Connie Berry was so proud of herself for coming up with this recipe for Black Bean and Roasted Squash Power Bowls. Really though, it’s the Cilantro Lime Dressing we really like.

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Cynthia Riggs
Blowin’ in the wind
Vineyard Haven harbor put on a show Saturday and Sunday as the owners of Herreshoff 12.5 sailboats gathered for a series of races. The Herreshoff is considered a "quintessential New England boat." Sailors from Menemsha, Edgartown, and Vineyard Haven met up in the weekend regatta. Reporter Abigail Rosen was there and got a boat ride of her own during the Saturday races. Here is her story.

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