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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Back in 2019, astronomers released the first-ever photo of a black hole. Fortunately, we don’t have these forces of space near our Island, but the attention of voters will be sucked into the annual town meetings this month. The town meetings for Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury are tomorrow, so go out there and vote! If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Peak Hill Pastures
Peaked Hill Pastures is a housing project in Chilmark that is experiencing some snags in its development. A large part of the problem lies with the project’s vision versus what is allowed under current zoning bylaws. The town is looking to develop a bid process and see what options are available for the project. Get the details here.

Bemoaning legal costs
The Oak Bluffs finance committee shared their frustrations over the costs of a lawsuit brought against the town’s planning board by the Island’s regional high school committee over a proposed synthetic field. Committee members urged the two agencies to drop the lawsuit and work out their differences without spending the money on lawyers. Read our coverage here.

Trout tourney
Organizers of the Rod and Gun Club trout fishing tournament say that about 100 young anglers came out for the annual event. Some hefty trout and pickerel were reeled in, and we sent a photographer that captured it all. See who got the biggest fish here.

The Aquinnah Select Board meets on Tuesday at 5 pm. In person at Aquinnah town offices. Here is the

West Tisbury annual town meeting is on Tuesday at 6 pm at the West Tisbury School. Warrant attached here.

Edgartown special and annual town meeting is at 7 pm on Tuesday at the Old Whaling Church. Both warrants are attached here.

Oak Bluffs town meeting will be held at the high school performing arts center at 7 pm on Tuesday. Information on the warrants attached here.

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Quote of the Day
"I think you put the board in a very tough position, given the colossal failure in terms of the estimates for converting these boats. Now we’re left with what is the most financially prudent thing to do for the Steamship Authority, and not as the best of circumstances."
— Falmouth representative on the Steamship Authority board, Peter Jeffrey, during a discussion on the
SSA negotiating costs for converting new freight boats.

Hot Topic Comment
Caitlin Burbridge comments on our housing coverage ahead of town meeting season: "Julian [Cyr’s] provisions, along with what’s happening in Nantucket and Provincetown are a great blueprint for each town’s affordable housing committee, planning board and select board to consider. Not all solutions will work in all places, but it’s time to study what’s out there and move on things that fit."

Hot Topic Letter
"For decades, this lowering of the path on the dune has been accomplished by someone with a small ‘Bobcat.’ It usually took about 3 hours and cost the town under $1,000. Then someone somewhere got the whacko idea that a Bobcat shouldn’t do it."
— Don Keller writes to us about
dune work at Lambert’s Cove.

Today: M.V. Community Services offers a discussion group for All Families Touched by Adoption. Dinner and child watch are provided. 5:30 pm.

Community members read short original prose pieces in a monthly Writers Read gathering at the West Tisbury Library. 6:30 pm.
Tomorrow: Among the beautiful trees of Polly Hill Arboretum, Kanta Lipsky offers a Balance in Nature class, with mindful, gentle movements. 9 am.

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

Tight waste
"GE trash compactor. (White) Like new. 508-627-1513."

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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 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?
Enjoy fresh, in-season greens in a warm, creamy broth with the recipe for Leek and Asparagus Soup, by Chris Fischer from "The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook." With ingredients like toasted garlic and lemon zest, even one spoonful of this bright green dish may put a spring in your step.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know these two chili lovers? Submit your best guess to within 24 hours and check the next Minute for the correct answer. We’ll throw all winning guesses into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 Lift certificate to an Island business or $100 to go toward an Island charity of their choice. For previous Do You Knows, see our archive.

Friday’s contest answer:
Bob and Jodie Falkenburg
‘A Whither in the Twile’
In his recent collection of poetry, Cleaveland House poet Chris Legge explores a more narrative style that reflects on his past experiences, but also draws on the powerful imagery of our natural world on-Island. Check out the story on Legge’s "A Whither in the Twile" here, and read the book of poetry if you want to be reminded of all the natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard.

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