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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 2016, The Times reported that the Tisbury select board was discussing a petition intending to place an article on the town meeting warrant that would pave the way to allow restaurants to obtain licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages, including liqueurs and cordials, and not just beer and wine. Well, we all know how that one played out. The following year, the first spirit drink in VH was served at Copper Wok. Then, in December of 2022, the select board endorsed allowing alcohol to be purchased at restaurants without first ordering food. Down at The Times office, we say cheers! If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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No more anchoring in Tashmoo
The Tisbury select board voted to initiate a moratorium on anchoring at Tashmoo, effective immediately — despite a packed meeting room and nearly a hundred pages of filed testimony and public opposition against the idea. Town officials called it a "quality of life issue" and said part of the effort was to protect eel grass. Read our coverage here.
Big Turnout
There was already about 200 people showing up for the "Martha goes to Beacon Hill" rally at the State House on Thursday morning when the group took off from the Steamship Authority terminal.  Spirits were high, and ralliers were "gung-ho." We sent a reporter with them, and he filed this early report. More to come later.

Chilmark stands with West Tisbury
After the Chilmark select board had expressed hesitancy in supporting the Howes House renovation as its projected cost climbs, this week board members confirmed their commitment to West Tisbury, and the tri-town arrangement regarding the up-Island Council on Aging. Here’s that update.
Tomorrow is already Friday? That means no meetings.
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Quote of the Day
Matt Hobart suggests the town is overreacting by banning anchoring at Tashmoo: "I feel it’s a very small window of time that we have people in there anchoring. I feel that’s an extreme measure."

Hot Topic Comment
Lynne Fraker also writes about Tisbury’s decision to ban anchoring on Tashmoo: "This is so mean spirited when a reduced size anchorage with a process of permits could easily and quickly be established to see how that would work. Eelgrass will not grow until water quality improves."

Hot Topic Letter
Dean Rosenthal writes to us about getting back to our Island libraries: "We should all avail ourselves of the Island libraries in person, and certainly ours in Edgartown. They are wonderful places, with lots of space for browsing, studying, and enjoying what we have here."
Today: Circuit Arts' 23rd Annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival is underway. The schedule includes documentaries, narrative shorts, discussions, music, and dinner. 4:30 - 9:30 pm.

Listen to Live Music from Workman Song and get your toes tapping to freewheeling tunes. Edgartown library. 5:30 pm.
Tomorrow: Stop by for an Open House at M.V. Center for Living to learn about their programs for the 55+ community, and enjoy music, special guests, and fun activities. 10 am.

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

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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.
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Staying in?
Dig in for something new with the recipe for Clam Chowder Pizza, shared by Chris Silva. You basically pour thickened soup onto a giant piece of dough, sprinkle some cheese, and bake until golden. This idea would probably work with vegetable stew as well. What would you put on your soupizza supreme?

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Herb Foster
Welcome to New Vineyard
Just over four hours north of Woods Hole lies the unlikely twin of our little Island — New Vineyard, Maine. The sleepy little town of around 720 residents is made up of a number of Vineyard families that settled in the area in the 1800s. Names like Norton, Allen, Mayhew, Daggett, Athearn, and Luce can be found on gravestones, street signs, and town landmarks in New Vineyard. Read the most recent This Was Then column on the fascinating tale of our Island offshoot in northern New England here.
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