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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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‘Back door approach’
Members of the MVRHS school committee had a heated discussion last night as the committee continues to work with an attorney, despite pledging not to spend finances on the lawsuit. One member went so far as to say that he would contact the attorney general’s office to see if the committee was lawfully using funds. This is all about the turf field of course. Read our coverage here.
Chilmark ribbon cutting
It’s been a long time since Chilmark planned a new public safety building, but yesterday, the town held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new facility. Fire officials on hand say they are excited to have a new space. It will also be used as a headquarters for Tri-Town Ambulance. Read our coverage here.

More action
The local chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement met this past week to discuss ways to move forward. Members say that they are trying to be more active and moving beyond holding regular vigils. They’ll also be starting to hold vigils in Oak Bluffs, rather than just in Chilmark. Read more here.

The Chilmark Select Board jointly meets with the Chilmark Finance Advisory Committee at 4 pm Friday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"What makes America exceptional is that the people constantly resist those dark impulses, and are always fighting for democracy and freedom within the constitutional framework. That’s why we’re an exceptional country."
— Congressman Jamie Raskin on the United States, as part of his talk at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

Hot Topic Comment
"We all have to keep our eyes on the big picture and on the long run and choose wisely and with the entire planet in mind. Offshore windfarms have operated successfully for over 30 years and the technology is getting better all the time. Why would any rational person discourage this method for clean energy when it has been proven to be successful for so long?"
— Peter Pfluger on Aquinnah negotiating with several offshore wind farms

Hot Topic Letter
The Martha’s Vineyard Derby Committee writes to us about making the fall fishing derby more accessible: "The Derby encourages all parties including property owners, beach managers, local officials, and anglers to work together to find a balance between shore fishing access and conservation. This is particularly true for Norton Point and Chappy, which include some of the most productive shore-fishing areas on the Vineyard. Many of the Derby’s older participants and folks with limited mobility can only fish the Derby by accessing the Norton Point/Chappy properties via OSV."
Today: Bow van Riper at the M.V. Museum takes us through The Making of "Jaws." Who doesn’t want to go to that? You have to register, so read the text. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Back when I was way more cool, I loved to go hear this Cape Cod band. Crooked Coast plays at the Loft. They’re pretty fantastic. 9 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Get your exercise done before it gets too muggy. The MVCMA hosts Yoga Under the Tent at Trinity Park. I probably won’t be there. 8 am. –C.B.

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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 at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

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Staying in?
Go wild for dinner with Chef Gavin Smith's recipe for Sauteed Shiitake with Ginger, part of an Edible Vineyard article several years ago about local mushrooms. Can you guess what type of tree on the Island is ideal for growing these mighty fungi?

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Wednesday's contest answer:
Brian Lambos

Second Acts: Jennifer DaSilva
Jennifer DaSilva went from corporate attorney to Martha’s Vineyard real estate agent. When COVID hit, she worked throughout the Vineyard housing boom. "It’s such a calming place to live and work," DaSilva says about the Island. Read her story here.

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