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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1892, Lizzie Borden’s parents were found dead just a short boat ride away from the Island in Fall River. (It’s also a certain former president’s birthday today.) Today is National Coast Guard Day. Hats off to the crew in Menemsha Station who protect our coastline and stand ready to be called when a search and rescue is needed. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Look who’s coming?
It was only a matter of time before Vice President Kamala Harris, who has relatives on the Vineyard, came for a visit. Harris is scheduled to make two appearances on the Island today — both at fundraisers at private homes for the Democratic National Committee. Harris, who had planned to come to the Island earlier this year, won’t be staying for long. Her schedule has her departing the Island tonight for Washington, D.C. Editor George Brennan has this update.
House call
The need for affordable housing and workforce housing on the Island hasn’t diminished, but the urgency for the Housing Bank Review Committee has eased a bit. That’s because the next time the Island’s home-rule petition could possibly be introduced is after January. At a meeting on Wednesday, the committee decided it would start to move a little more deliberately. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the update.

Police presence sought
Citing some of the political divisiveness over the last presidential election, the Aquinnah town clerk asked the select board for a police presence at the polls in September and again in November. Gabriella Camilleri told the board that she’s heard from town clerks across the state about threats that have been made and fears there could be some upset voters coming to the polls. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
The Tisbury select board will hold a rare Friday meeting at 3 pm at the Tisbury Emergency Services Facility. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"No way in hell."
–Bob Rosenbaum, airport commission chair, putting it as bluntly as he could that housing would not be allowed at Martha’s Vineyard Airport by the FAA

Hot Topic Comment
Jim Feiner commented on our story about housing at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. "i believe that the airport commission allows hotels but not homes. Why can’t we work with that? Low budget high volume short term rentals ( nightly) could work for the seasonal housing crisis."

Hot Topic Letter
Pam Stark wrote about the Steamship Authority overburdening Woods Hole with traffic. "The SSA needs to be proactive and institute responsible business practices that can accommodate the Vineyard’s growth, including opening a port in New Bedford and updating its bus and vessel fleets. Not only will these steps ensure smoother operations but they will also mitigate the air and water pollution which the out-of-date fleets exacerbate. The Vineyard’s viability and the quality of life that the residents of the mainland and the islands cherish are at stake."
Today: The Aquinnah Cultural Center hosts Wampanoag  Cultural Night for tribal members and their families. Cultural lessons, activities, food, and time with the community. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Check out this Breathing with Bach Album Party at Michael Johnson’s photo gallery on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. Sounds pretty interesting. 6 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Join the Oak Bluffs library for Family Fishing on the Pier. They’ll bring supplies and equipment and all you have to do is grab the kids and show up. 10 am to 12 pm. –C.B.

Check out what’s playing at the movies.

Get cookin’
"18-inch Weber charcoal kettle grill. Almost brand new, no longer used. $50. 508-693-3319."

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Dining out?

The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. 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?
Enjoy the season's bounty of fresh, local vegetables with a recipe for Summer Garden Salad and Dressing from Paul W. Bagnall. It includes two key herbs that bring it all together. Where there's a dill, there's a way.

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‘A place where all Jews are family’
A new Chabad House has arrived on the Vineyard — the first of its kind to grace the Island community. It’s a place for those of the Jewish faith to come together, celebrate, make connections, and grow the presence and appreciation for Judaism. Rabbi Tzvi Alperowitz and his wife, Hadassah, are heading up the Vineyard Chabad, and they’re excited to welcome folks to their new home on Causeway Road in Vineyard Haven. Read the recent piece by Holly Nadler and Claire Ganz on the new Chabad House and all it will offer in the years to come. We also had a brief on the group’s upcoming speaker series.

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