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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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A big loss
The Island is mourning the loss of David McCullough, who had a seasonal home in West Tisbury. McCullough died on Sunday, just two months after his beloved wife Rosalee. As the news spread across the Vineyard, Islanders spoke of the great generosity of McCullough, as well as his passion for storytelling. It’s a big loss to the Island. Reporter Rich Saltzberg and Editor George Brennan have this story.
Healthy living?
A proposal known as Navigator Homes, which would be a new way for seniors to live on the Island and receive nursing care, went before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. During the public hearing, there was significant pushback from abutters, while proponents of the development talked about the need for both an alternative to Windemere and the need for more workforce housing. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.

Hanging in there
A lot has been made of the Roe v. Wade decision and the impact it has had on women’s reproductive rights. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Martha’s Vineyard, a group has been trying to raise awareness by making T-shirts and then hanging those shirts on a clothesline on the church property. News intern Natalie Aymond has this story.
The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"It was such a tremendous honor to be invited to welcome Vice President Harris to Massachusetts, and participate in her roundtable on Women’s Reproductive Rights. She is so warm and engaging. At the roundtable, you could see how knowledgeable she is on the subject, and how committed she is to protecting women’s right to the freedom of choice."
–Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), on being there when Harris arrived in Boston

Hot Topic Comment
Kate Foley responded to another commenter about the $26 million in additional funds needed for the Tisbury School. "Do you mean the voters should be paying close attention like they did when they trusted your words in a letter to the editor in April 2018 when you promised taxpayers a savings of $11 million dollars if they voted no for a new school?"

Hot Topic Letter
Doreen Kinsman responded to the overcrowding on the Island. "I worry about potential water shortages, sewage and garbage disposal, traffic jams plus polluted ponds already in evidence. Where and when will abuse of our natural resources end? Will ordinary folks, willing workers continue to be displaced by greed, ostentation, and exploitation of one class over the group most needed in our Island society but who no longer can afford to continue to live here?"
Today: Two films screen at Aquinnah Circle: "Bounty" and "First Light." The evening kicks off with live music and a discussion follows. Pretty cool place to watch a movie, don’t you think? Free, donations accepted. 7:30 pm. –Connie Berry

I’m loving music at the Loft these days. The M.V. Concert Series presents Dukes County Love Affair with Killer Motorcycle. 8 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Chilmark Community Church offers us Lobster Rolls to Go on Tuesdays on the back porch. I’d love one. Or two. 4:30 to 6:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Chair of the bored
"Ergonomic kneeling office chair for sale. Like brand new. $60. Alyson: 419-340-5752."

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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?
We love this story from Pat Waring via the wayback machine. She talks to several Island families about their favorite summer memories and foods. You must try the Tankards’ Fried Scup or maybe Chris Murphy’s Beach Cake. Heck, try them all.

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Sharks win it all
The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks are champions of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The team had an up and down season, but got hot at the right time and finished off the Vermont Mountaineers. The game went down to the wire and it looked like the Sharks might have to take one more road trip, but they pulled out a victory and celebrated their championship. Reporter Alex Konigsberg has this story.

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