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Today is the first day of fall and it certainly had that feel. Do you remember the 21st of September? Seemed like everywhere we went yesterday that Earth, Wind and Fire classic was playing, but shouldn’t that be playing today since it’s about remembering? OK, onto the news. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Federal case
State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, and state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, are calling on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate migrants and refugees being flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. In a letter to Garland, Cyr and Fernandes make the case that the individuals were lured onto planes under false pretenses of housing and jobs. They never knew they were headed for an Island. On another subject, Housing Assistance Corp. in Hyannis is offering assistance to the migrants at Joint Base Cape Cod as they figure out next steps. Editor George Brennan has this update. Meanwhile, the county offered support for commissioner Keith Chatinover, who found himself the target of a Twitter attack by Sen. Ted Cruz and his supporters. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Big wheels
There are many issues facing the Island's elder population, but one of the biggest is remaining independent. One of the ways to stay independent is to have mobility. On Tuesday night at the MV Film Center, Healthy Aging MV held a forum on Older Adult Transportation and our youngster, Lucas Thors, was there to learn about the many ways people are helping seniors stay on the road. Here is his story.

Final countdown
Unfortunately, we’re going to be saying goodbye soon to an old favorite. Sports Haven, the sporting goods store in Vineyard Haven, is closing its doors after more than 25 years on the Island. The landlord has decided to go in a different direction, leaving Bill and Caroline Miner without a home for their business. Since announcing their closing, the Miners have gotten a lot of suggestions on other possible locations, but will take their time exploring those opportunities. By the way, if you’re a fan, there is a customer appreciation day on Sunday. Editor George Brennan has this story.
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Quote of the Day
"If we can find something that works for us, we’d like to come back next spring. Everything has to work. The living component is going to be the most difficult thing. The housing problem on the Island is rough."
–Bill Miner, owner of Sports Haven, talking about the idea of finding a new home for the sporting goods store

Hot Topic Comment
Sarah Young commented on the Tisbury School vote. "As I left the meeting Tuesday evening, I found myself talking with a friend with whom I had shared a ride. It seems like this year’s long discussion and process could be turned into a fantastic curriculum for years to come. There’s certainly lots to learn about, including debate, social studies, history, math, science and yes – civics!"

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Tanya Homman wrote from Sutter Creek, California, to let Islanders know we helped restore her faith in humanity. "I was shocked by the insane use of vulnerable human beings for political stunts, but Martha’s Vineyard showed off their kindness in a big way."
Today: Professor Michael Strmiska will present an online talk via the Vineyard Haven library: The Crisis in Ukraine in Historical Perspective. This will give us a broader idea of what’s going on, which might be helpful for most of us. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Let’s stick with civic duty shall we? Island Democrats host Happy Hour at Nomans. Includes snacks, libations, and conversation. (My daughter is still raving about their beef hot dogs with crispy onions on top.) 5:30 to 7 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: The West Tisbury library brings us an online class, Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga, and Breath, tomorrow morning. Out of all of those, I might be successful at breathing. 11:30 am. –C.B.

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Harvest time
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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.

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Staying in?
We pulled this little number from 2014 by Kelsey Perrett out of the attic for you. You’ll find Five Cocktail Recipes in this story, just in time for #TBT. See how we threw in social media parlance. 

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Headed to the ball
At long last, the Island Theater Workshop production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" is here. After the pandemic locked down stages and performance venues across the Island and the commonwealth, lovers of theater had to bide their time. But now, ITW director Kevin Ryan and his troupe of talented actors, singers, and dancers are preparing to put on a show to remember. Read Lucas Thors’ story on the highly anticipated production here.

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