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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: The Committee to Elect Bob Ogden for Sheriff

No vote needed
Tisbury got the answer they were looking for from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue — no ballot vote will be required on the additional $26 million needed for the renovation and addition project. According to the DOR, the town’s position that the inflation and supply chain issues have driven up the cost is sufficient to only require a two-thirds vote at a Sept. 20 special town meeting. Meanwhile, the contractor has still been unable to come up with a guaranteed maximum price of the project. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the story.
Taking on race
"Race in America" was the topic of a performance by actress Anna Deavere Smith on Saturday at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. This was not your typical forum on race as the noted actress used performance to enhance the message to the audience. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

Rumor control
We don’t typically report on rumors, but when one is brought to the attention of a town board and they address it, well, then it’s news. On Monday, the Edgartown select board sought to quell fears of Chappaquiddick residents that something was imminent with a change of ownership of the Chappy Ferry. Any ownership change or fee change has to go before the select board. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
The Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board will hold a joint meeting with the planning board and zoning board of appeals on Wednesday at 4:30 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The All-Island School Committee meets at 6:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"A bunch of people just didn’t come, so that caused the initial service cuts and secondary cuts when another group of them didn’t come. Because we were so short-staffed, we were not able to train during the course of the summer for additional CDL [drivers] for the fall, which we knew we needed. It’s kind of been a snowball effect."
–Angie Gompert, executive director of the Vineyard Transit Authority, on the lack of properly licensed drivers on the Island

Hot Topic Comment
Vicki Divoll commented on the latest Alan Dershowitz story. "As a person who has taught constitutional law, though certainly not at the vaunted level of you Prof Dershowitz, I will say that every one of your ‘constitutional arguments’ on Trump’s behalf have been, at the very best, a stretch, and at the worst, silly and outright wrong."

Hot Topic Letter
The League of Women Voters once again will put the spotlight on the women’s suffrage movement. "This year, as we recognize Women’s Equality Day, women have fewer rights than we have had in decades —  in fact, we are far from equal in our democracy."
Today: Get your lobster rolls here. Or there. You’ve got two options: Lobster Rolls to Go at the Chilmark Community Church (4:30 to 6:30 pm), or Lobster Rolls and Clam Chowder at the American Legion in Vineyard Haven (4:30 to 7 pm). –Connie Berry

I really want to see this: "Mission: Joy," a documentary with the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Two friends talking about how to live with more joy. Tabernacle. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: The countdown for the end of all fun things is near. Take the kids to Cinema Circus at the Grange Hall before they have to wait another summer. 4 to 6 pm. –C.B.

Grin and bag it
"Free foam bean bag chair from amazon. Dark blue, good condition, just don’t have room for it. Text 303-817-1936 for info/pics."

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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 Dunes Welcome to The Dunes, Martha’s Vineyard’s Only Restaurant at South Beach! Enjoy casual, relaxed dining, refreshing sea breezes, and a fabulous ocean view. Visit us via our spectacular water taxi cruise from Edgartown. Serving breakfast and dinner from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

Farm Neck Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
Liz Kane gives us her Shortbread recipe in this Edible Vineyard story by Gavin Smith. It is so simple it’s brilliant. And you can add anything from rosemary to lavender to make it even more interesting. In a couple of weeks, we can see you chilling at home with a cup of tea and a plate of these beauties.

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Garden Notes: Tips on
our dry gardens

We’re experiencing a pretty serious drought, and gardens and plantings are suffering because of the lack of rain. But there are things folks can do to help out with their dry gardens, such as setting sharpened mower blades higher, mowing less often or not at all, and giving the underlying soil a chance to avoid baking. Folks can also apply a layer of mulch around root zones to trap any water, and to enhance soil infiltration of what there is. Garden Notes columnist Abigail Higgins has all the tips and tricks to keep your garden healthy even with the dryness and the heat.

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