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Tisbury debates
Three candidates for one seat on the Tisbury select board were peppered with questions during the League of Women Voters forum. Incumbent Abbe Burt, Christina Colarusso, and MacAleer Schilcher are running. The election will be held on May 9. Read our coverage of the forum here.
Short staffed
The Steamship Authority says they may have to alter its summer schedule because they can’t find enough deckhands. That’s partly due to resignations and health issues. The SSA has been working to hire younger, qualified deck officers. They say that the worker shortage has been seen across the industry. Read our coverage here.

Sweet relief
Dairy Queen opened its Edgartown location on Friday, and the expected crowds were there. The opening of the ice cream parlor is as good an indicator that summer is around the corner as any. Island visitors and residents both frequent the spot. Photographer Dena Porter was there to capture the action. Check out her photos here.

The Oak Bluffs Select Board meets on Tuesday at 4:30 pm at the town hall. Hybrid access. Here is the agenda.

Tisbury annual and special town meeting is Tuesday at 7 pm at the MVRHS Performing Arts Center. Here are the

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Quote of the Day
Chilmark finance committee chair Susan Murphy on the committee’s decision to recommend rejecting the high school budget at tonight’s town meeting: "I want to make it crystal clear: This vote has nothing to do with the budget itself regarding everything other than the unlimited spending on this lawsuit."

Hot Topic Comment
Patrick Cleary comments on the turf debate ahead of tonight’s Chilmark town meeting: "It seems that the planning board didn’t even consider the Dover Amendment in its ruling, not to mention the science it clearly ignored, because there is no science that says this field is ‘poisonous.’ To use kids' educational funding as a pawn is just downright wrong, no matter what you believe."

Hot Topic Letter
Terry Donahue writes to us in her letter stating that the Oak Bluffs planning board can just as easily end the turf field lawsuit: "The MVRHS school committee has been attacked by opponents of the proposed Synthetic Turf Field, demanding that the committee withdraw their suit against the Oak Bluffs Planning Board’s illegal denial of a permit for the proposed project."
Today: Oh, how I wish I could make it to Bingo tonight. Playing brings a mix of calmness and great anxiety as to whether or not I get to yell out "Bingo!" American Legion Hall. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Meditation leader extraordinaire, Elliott Dacher, takes us through Meditation and Beyond at the West Tisbury library. He’ll tell you how to get rid of that wandering mind that plagues folks like me. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Chilmark Community Church is still hosting Pizza Night, with good company and fun games … and free pizza. What are you waiting for? 6 pm. –C.B.

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

Everything but the kitchen sink
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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. @sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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Staying in?
To keep it light and fresh for an in-season meal, try the recipe for Asparagus Toast with Pickled Carrots and French Egg Sauce. It was shared by "The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook" author Chris Fischer for Edible Vineyard magazine. Discover more stories about local food when the next issue comes out in May.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Biden goes to Ireland
Elaine Weintraub brings us this story about her time in Ireland when President Joe Biden stopped by to visit his ancestral home. Biden enjoyed a number of interesting excursions while visiting Ireland, including a trip to the North Mayo Genealogy Center in Enniscoe, Crossmolina Mayo, and a stop in Ballina near the River Moy, where he gave a speech about the plights, triumphs, and pride of Irish people. Here’s the story.

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