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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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A member of each Island select board, as well as each town administrator, will begin meeting to try to hash out a way to fund their share of a new Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. At a joint meeting between the Island select boards and the MVRHS school committee on Wednesday, they mostly talked about logistics (at least what the audience could hear) and a timeline for reaching a funding formula agreement for the capital project. Editor George Brennan has this story.
What’s up, dock?
Robert Sawyer went before the Tisbury select board on Wednesday to get some feedback on a proposed pier he wants to build behind a house he owns at Beach Road Extension. He got no pushback from the select board or the harbormaster. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the story. Meanwhile, the North Tisbury Bridge could soon be a little easier to traverse. The bridge, which is located in West Tisbury on State Road near North Road, is 24 feet wide, but feels even more narrow. The town’s complete streets committee has been working on a proposal to widen the bridge. The select board was given an update on Wednesday night. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the update.

Wine, oysters, and song
Adam Espstein made some big announcements at a Chamber of Commerce event on Wednesday. The CEO of Innovation Arts and Entertainment announced that his company is taking over the fledgling M.V. Oyster Fest, as well as the long established Food & Wine Festival. Epstein also announced that he’s bringing back the viewing of "Jaws" with an orchestra playing the haunting score. Reporter Lucas Thors had a front row seat to the announcements.
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Quote of the Day
"We are asking that the town of Tisbury work with VMS to immediately conduct and support additional mitigation efforts to bring lead-free drinking water to 286 Main St. While we wish that the independent test results were an anomaly or were somehow incorrect, the safety and wellness of our students, parents, teachers, and staff is our primary obligation. The evidence shows an unacceptable level of lead in our drinking water. Please conduct the appropriate mitigation without delay."
–Trustees of Vineyard Montessori School after receiving tests results that showed lead in the school’s water

Hot Topic Comment
Chris Dickens commented on our story about a military plane making an unplanned stop at Martha’s Vineyard Airport to pick up a motorcycle. "Aside from appearances, nothing illegal or wrong actually happened and it’s likely the crew still got plenty of good training (they probably dropped into other airfields to practice approaches and landings as well). But DoD tends to react to negative press, so I’d guess the crew will be in hot water over it regardless."

Hot Topic Letter
Members of the Island faith community wrote to support the need for a housing bank on the Island. "Leaders of faith communities on Martha’s Vineyard are in the forefront of affordable housing concerns on the Island, as we are among the first to be contacted by people experiencing housing crises. We have met several times in recent months to discuss current efforts to address the lack of affordable housing in our community. We want to share our support for a plan that would provide increased revenue for affordable housing on our Island."
Today: Emma Young leads volunteers who’d like to train as facilitators for writing workshops with Writing Through Volunteer Training. I’ve worked with Emma before and she’s terrific. Why not give it a shot? Virtual. Free. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

MJ Bruder Munafo leads Acting 101 for Adults at the M.V. Playhouse. I secretly want to do this. I’ve got an inner Ethel Merman I need to nurture. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Fun Fridays for Teens happens in the young adult lounge at the Oak Bluffs library. Chat, play games, do some fun activities and have some tasty treats. Wish I could go. 3 pm. –C.B.

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Nicole Jackson writes about how she pulls together one of her favorite dishes: Angel Hair Pasta with Vodka Sauce. She even investigated how this vodka sauce might work out for someone in recovery. Thanks Nicole, we’ve wondered about that.

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Quick instruction
A lot of dogs don’t necessarily enjoy getting their nails clipped. Can you blame them? Dogcharmer columnist Tom Shelby explains how to identify and properly trim the nail without cutting the quick, which is a small blood vessel that runs through the center of the nail. In the end, if you aren’t confident in trimming your pup’s nails, bring them to an experienced groomer (nail clipping comes included in the cost). Read Shelby’s latest column here.

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