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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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NENPA awards
Over the weekend, The MV Times won 14 awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association during an awards ceremony in Waltham. Check out those details here. Among those awards, several of them were won by Rich Saltzberg, who used to be a senior reporter for The MV Times. He also notched the "Reporter of the Year" honor this year. Read about that here.
Park City rebuttal
The major offshore wind company has filed suit against the Edgartown Conservation Commission for rejecting their request to bury underwater sea cables off the town’s shore. Park City says that even though only a fraction of their cables will cross through Edgartown’s jurisdiction, it would put the whole project in jeopardy. Read our story here.

White House worthy
Vineyard teacher Danielle Charbonneau was among other winners of the Teacher of the Year award to travel to the White House recently. She also made some remarks about the successes of her alternative teaching program here on the Vineyard. Charbonneau runs the Project Vine alternative education program at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Read our coverage here.

The Oak Bluffs select board will meet at 4:30 pm on Tuesday. Hybrid meeting with in-person location at Oak Bluffs Town Hall. Here is the

Aquinnah will be holding its annual town meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday. In-person at Aquinnah Town Hall. Here is the warrant.

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Quote of the Day
"This is going to put a big dent in it, so we also need to start planning carefully for the next round of funding, because it’s not something that we can have a year and take a little bit more money and pay for it and we’re done. I don’t think we’re ever going to be done."
— West Tisbury town administrator Jennifer Rand on
remediation steps necessary to address PFAS contamination.

Hot Topic Comment
Jim Ventry commented on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s approval of Stillpoint: "‘1000 events in a year’. . . Is that a typo? It works out to roughly three events per day, every day, over the course of a year. Seems like a lot of potential traffic."

Hot Topic Letter
Edgartown resident Lucy Dahl writes to us about the proposed expansion of 81 S. Water St. in downtown Edgartown:
"A question for Mr. Malm: Are you aware of the housing shortage on the island? If you are, would you be interested in helping to relieve that shortage? Generations of Island residents and business owners are being forced off the Island to find housing. Perhaps an investment in affordable housing would be more appreciated by the community, rather than ruining a vista Islanders and visitors alike have taken pleasure in for many years."

Today: If you love to sing, now’s your chance to join the fantastic Island Community Chorus. They rehearse for their summer concert tonight at the Edgartown library. I’d go, but I’m sure I could find other ways to embarrass myself right here in Vineyard Haven. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

Author Emily Franklin talks about her novel "The Lioness of Boston," a story about the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, via Zoom at the Vineyard Haven library. She’s a fascinating woman imo. That means "in my opinion." I figured that out not long ago. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Join the incomparable Polly Simpkins for a conversation about her project Cup of Karma at the Carnegie’s Spring Series. You’ll feel better for doing it. 10:30 am. –C.B.

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

Back to Bach
"PIANO Kawai console piano and bench good condition. FREE. 508-560-2970."

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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?
Stir up your own springtime potions with recipes such as Iced Flower Berry Zinger and Nerve Tonic Tea, shared by Holly Bellebuono, an author of many books on herbal medicine. In the Times kitchen, we'll go with the one that gives the team a bit of pep...or we could try both and see what happens.

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Friday's contest answer:
Dave Bettencourt and Richard Hayden
Mother’s Day in Edgartown
There are a whole host of activities and events in Edgartown to celebrate Mother’s Day. Originally dubbed Pink and Green weekend, the slew of events takes place from May 12 to 14, with sales, food specials, and family activities. Take mom out to a delicious lunch at Bettini, or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride along North Water Street. Read the wrap-up of Mother’s Day fun here.

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