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Nitrogen remediation
With the Vineyard excluded from the new septic regulations from the Cape, the question arose as to whether the Island’s nitrogen remediation efforts would be hindered. It was a bit of a mixed bag among the folks The Times spoke with, but the fight against nitrogen will continue and it’s probably going to be pricey. Get the details here.
Chimneys baffle MVC
Commissioners continued their hearing on the Stone Bank project in Tisbury, a years-long project. After talking at length over modifications that have been made without the commission’s approval, the regional agency is still reviewing how to proceed. The next step is figuring out whether the post-approval changes exemplify noncompliance. Read more here.

‘Fire and Love’
Amy Schumer was at the Circuit Arts screening of a documentary about a married couple’s exploration of volcanoes. It is a National Geographic film about Maurice and Katia Kraft, volcanologists who shared a passion for studying and documenting active volcanoes around the world. Read our coverage here.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday. In person at town hall. Remote access is available. Here is the

The Aquinnah Select Board meets at 5 pm on Tuesday. In person at Aquinnah town offices. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark Select Board meets at 5 pm on Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Edgartown planning board meets at 5:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
“I don’t think I need to remind everybody, but maybe I do. We are in a time when we need to eliminate fossil fuels at every single opportunity that we’re given. Every single opportunity … It’s not about the aesthetic of a silly metal chimney versus a boxed chimney. This is life and death for civilization.”
— MVC commissioner Ben Robinson on the review
of the Stone Bank project

Hot Topic Comment
“I can see going electric for a daily on-island driver, but until Chappy has charging infrastructure that includes diesel backup for times when the power is out and the solar panels are covered in snow, there will always be an ICEV in my driveway. One cannot pour electricity into a portable gas can and then carry it to the vehicle. It may be a microcosm by size, but Chappy is a good example of why people in rural areas still distrust BEVs.”
— Kevin Cody comments on
a new state dashboard showing that less than 5 percent of the Island’s registered vehicles are electric

Hot Topic Letter
“A great time was had by friends, family, and visitors from the hotel! A big thank-you to the Harbor View for their generosity and prioritizing a community event in the midst of a busy summer season.”
— Lauren and Tony Serpa on the recent Harbor View-hosted recital

Today: When I see nothing but clouds out the window, I’m reluctant to recommend a hike or an outdoor concert, so I’m playing it safe with Online Writers Read with Niki Patton. You get eight minutes to read your work. Or you can just listen. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

There are still tickets available for tonight’s Allman Betts Band concert at the PAC. I love this sort of Americana rock music. Reminds me of my youth and all those bandanas I used to wear. 8 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Hopefully the grass will be all dried up for us so we can bring a blanket and a picnic outdoors to the Edgartown library for Sounds Like Summer with Willy Mason. Wonder if Willy ever wore bandanas. 6:30 pm. –C.B.

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 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.

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
Keep cool and carry on with Island Grown Initiative's recipe for Cucumber Raita, a dish made with creamy yogurt. It's great on its own, with pita bread, grilled kebabs, and more. It's also good for when you're in a pickle or falafel.

Do you have a recipe to share with the community? Send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this person? We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity.

Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Friday's contest answer:
Anthony Guyther
Canvas and comedy
Allison Robert’s “Shifting Space” is on display at the M.V. Playhouse Artspace on Church Street in Vineyard Haven. The artist — on staff with the MV Times! — blends her background in comedy and art into her work. As we write in our review, her art is “uniquely resonating with anyone who sees it.” Check out our coverage here.

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