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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Fast food, faster flag
Are food trucks fast food? That was once again a question before the town of West Tisbury. The select board ultimately agreed to allow a food truck at a Climate Action Week event Saturday, but it was not a unanimous decision. Meanwhile, the town also supported flying the Progress Pride flag with none of the debate or drama that occurred in Oak Bluffs. Reporter Eunki Seonwo has this story.
Ready to roll
Plymouth & Brockton Bus Co. has some new buses and an expanded schedule. The company’s owner came to the Island earlier this week to promote the buses and the service to both Logan and T.F. Green Airports. (The service is from Woods Hole because the buses don’t float.) Reporter Lucas Thors has the details.

Businesses stiffed
Three Island businesses are out thousands of dollars because ads were booked illegally for the Tisbury School project. The ads were scheduled by a consultant who was authorized by a subcommittee of the building committee. But because they were to be paid by town funds that’s a violation of the state’s campaign finance laws. The town faced no repercussions for the violation, which is outrageous because a Times story in January 2021 pointed out that town funds shouldn’t be used to promote the project and the building committee went forward with the plan anyway. Editor George Brennan has this story.
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Quote of the Day
"This personal stop was an abuse of government assets. We hold our reservists to the highest standards of conduct, and these actions are not tolerated."–Col. Stuart M. Rubio on the unplanned stop on Martha’s Vineyard by a military plane to pick up a crew member’s vintage motorcycle

Hot Topic Comment
Michael Whittemore commented on the international recognition received by Ben Robinson for his advocacy of climate change awareness. "I had an opportunity to see Ben speak for the first time as a panelist this week. I was very impressed with his practical approach and ability to think short and long-term regarding climate solutions. This island is fortunate to have Ben working on these issues."

Hot Topic Letter
Stephen Laster wrote that the Steamship Authority needs stronger governance. "Citizens on both sides of the Sounds should work together to improve the SSA. We all need this service to be successful, and to operate in our collective best interests. Together, we can create stronger governance that improves service levels, drives down costs, reduces operational risks, and reduces the negative impact of growth on mainland ports. It is clear to me that we need stronger governance through a more modern Enabling Act. By the way, a little competition, smartly handled, would benefit us all."
Today: The M.V. Playhouse hosts a panel on Health Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptation. Learn how climate change impacts health, and some unique concerns for those who live here. Now I’m slightly nervous. You go and tell me what they say. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

You know that 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted. That’s a lot. Join online: Cooking for the Love of the Planet via the Vineyard Haven library. You’ll learn recipes and kitchen techniques. I’d call it mindful cooking. 6:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Come take a look at the Regenerative Farming Practices at Island Grown Farm with a tour. It’s amazing what they get done there. Huge greenhouse with hydroponics, 10 acres under active regenerative cultivation, a community garden, a composting system. I could go on, but go see for yourself. 4 pm. –C.B.

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

Grass is always greener
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The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. Text Barnmv to 508/696/9800 to receive deals & specials.

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Staying in?
For homemade salad or pasta dressing that can be made in a pinch, check the recipes for Five Essential Vinaigrettes from Catherine Walthers. Whether you prefer lots of lemon, herbs, garlic, spice, or syrup, all you have to do is whisk it up and toss it in.

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Diverse voices
The Island is getting ready for the 22nd annual Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival starting May 18, and there’s a lot to look forward to. One main thrust of this year’s event is all the diverse voices from different cultures being represented, along with many films salient to the varied population that lives here. Many directors, producers, actors, writers, and film subjects will be in attendance to present their films. Read Abby Remer’s story on the upcoming festival here.

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