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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Steamship bonding
The Massachusetts House and Senate passed a state budget recently that includes a $50 million increase for the Steamship Authority’s bonding limit. The Governor has yet to sign it, but state lawmakers say that this would allow the Steamship to complete some boat conversions, and potentially set them up for electrifying their fleet in the future. Read more here.
Shellfish denial
An oyster farmer in Tisbury wanted to move his operation in Lagoon Pond, but the town’s select board denied the request after a hearing that lasted three meetings. Despite the rejection, town officials were sympathetic, saying there’s a need to support shell-fishermen, especially with the poor water quality of the Lagoon. Read more here.
Tracking cyanobacteria
Several Great Ponds on the Vineyard have been flagged for cyanobacteria blooms. MV Cyano has been trying to track the blooms in an effort to keep the public informed. The blue-green algae can be toxic in high concentrations, and the public has been urged not to swim in or let their pets near a number of ponds. Read more here.

The West Tisbury Zoning Board of Appeals meets at Town Hall at 5 pm Thursday. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"We’re fortunate there was no loss of life, injuries, damage to the vessel or property, or any environmental impact."
— Steamship Authority chief operating officer Mark Higgins on the Sankaty’s breakaway

Hot Topic Comment
"I always expect delays and inconveniences when flying, and have things like nutritional bars to fill in for the times when food is not available. I have been stranded a number of times for various reasons. I deal with it, and am always happy to have made it to my destination alive. That is the #1 priority."
— Don Keller comments on dozens of passengers being stranded at the Vineyard airport.

Hot Topic Letter
Pauline Speed writes to us about student debt relief: "Why are the colleges never mentioned when they benefited greatly from the receipt of student loans? Some colleges are awash with cash, and all have alumni who donate. Should colleges be part of the solution of the student debt conundrum?"
Today: Ahh, it’s here. The annual Chilmark Volunteer Firefighters’ Association Backyard Bash at the Chilmark Community Center. Missis Biskis plays, gear for sale, food available. It doesn’t get any better. 5 to 8 pm. (Don’t park at the library until it closes at 6.) –Connie Berry

It’s Board Games Night at Barn Bowl & Bistro. I’d go but I’m a bad sport. Upstairs at 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Check out the Charles Ogletree Public Forum Series: Anti-Racism, Allyship, and Political Action with a slew of serious experts in their fields. Union Chapel. Free. 4 pm. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
We all know what’s going to happen soon. You’ll have so many tomatoes that you’ll be giving them away to complete strangers. It’s OK. Here’s a great tip from Catherine Walthers on how to Roast Plum Tomatoes so that you can use them anytime.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Last Minute
Working at the Red House
Substance abuse counselor Stacy Wise writes about her experience working at the Red House, a peer recovery center. Wise discusses how recovery centers fill gaps in the current addiction treatment system, including peer support, continuum of care, and harm reduction. As she says, "While it can be emotionally demanding at times, the rewards of witnessing the growth and transformation of individuals far outweigh the challenges." Read more here.
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