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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
"Mr. Tambourine Man" was released on this date in 1965, and some of us have never been the same. It’s also the day that playwright Arthur Miller refused to name suspected communists to the House Committee on Un-American Activities. For us, it’s another Wednesday, perfect for sending the newspaper to the printer. Is it a coincidence that it’s the longest day of the year? We think not. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Film Society

At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
Enjoy cinema snacks and relax in one of our reclining chairs in front of the big screen.
Simply sit and immerse yourself. You’ve earned it.

The longhorned tick
The invasive Asian longhorned tick was recently found on the Island for the first time. Longhorned ticks aren’t known to bite humans, and there aren’t any reported cases of it carrying disease in the U.S. Still, use tick repellent and do tick checks. Get more details here.
Moped ban
Local lawmakers are once again trying to put restrictions in place on renting and leasing mopeds on the Island. The most recent bill, proposed by State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, cites the significant number of moped-related deaths that have occurred on Martha’s Vineyard in the last two decades. Here’s that update. Meanwhile, just this weekend, two women were injured in a moped crash. Here’s that story.

Zoning conflict in OB?
Two individuals left a subcommittee meant to provide potential zoning bylaw amendment recommendations to the Oak Bluffs Planning Board. The two stepped down in protest on the membership of another individual, who they say may have a conflict of interest. The board chair, Ewell Hopkins, pushed back on this and said no wrongdoing took place. Read more here.

The All-Island School Committee meets at 5 pm Thursday at the MVRHS library with remote access. Here is the

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School meets at 6 pm Thursday at the MVRHS library with remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 6:30 pm Thursday. Remote access available. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"When you’re in what we call America, things are widespread and you see things in a broader sense, but as we are here on the Vineyard, there’s a heightened sense of what is happening in the community. We know each other."
— NAACP President Toni Kaufman on
the Vineyard’s unique sense of community.

Hot Topic Comment
John Axel comments on our coverage of state lawmakers discussing a ban on mopeds in Oak Bluffs: "I don’t like mopeds. For years I had one of those Mopeds Are Dangerous stickers on my car. I discourage tourists that I meet from renting them. But I do not support banning them. People have free will. No one is making them rent a moped."

Hot Topic Letter
Anna Edey writes to us about the Department of Environmental Protection, septic systems and pond algae on the Vineyard: "Instead, all these years, we could have had our own inspection/testing program, just as safe, under our own boards of health: An Island-wide team of health inspectors/testers would inspect all local A/I systems, at random, check for overflow, odors, insects, animal digging, or any other sign of nuisance or risk to public health. They would take samples from before and after the filter, and would test for ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite, getting the nitrogen values right there onsite.  Well equipped with e-tech, in and out in less than 15 minutes. This strict inspection strategy would make it entirely safe to issue permits to any A/I technology that hopes to effectively reduce nitrogen."
Today: I need a little Restorative Reset today. A little physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. And it’s only June. You go ahead, I’ll catch up later. Edgartown library. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Film Center hosts its Spectrum Film Festival in honor of Pride Month. Tonight they screen "Passages," which had its world premiere at Sundance. Richard Paradise does a great job curating all these films for us. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Our very own Allison Roberts has a lovely Art Show going on at the Playhouse. She is a gem — a very talented gem. Check it out. 1 to 4 pm. –C.B.

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

Magic carpet ride?
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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?
Dive into a seaside meal with recipes from Island chefs for Katama Bay Oysters with Spinach and Bacon, Oysters with a Sambal Twist, and Oyster Fritters. They are part of an oyster guide that Geoff Currier put together a few years ago, which also includes a video on how to shuck like a local.

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

Tuesday's contest answer:
Roger Amidon
Radicals and Rascals
Thomas Dresser sets his new book, "Martha’s Vineyard in the Roaring Twenties: Radicals and Rascals," within the larger context of history. It offers a sweeping, micro/macro perspective of the decade sitting between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Great Depression. Read our feature here.

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