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On this day in 1675, King Philip’s War began. The war was between the Wampanoag Nation and English colonists. Some tribes, like the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) remained neutral. Today is National Take Your Dog To Work Day. That’s everyday for editor George Brennan and Frankie. And someday, we’ll look back on this day as a day when women’s rights were obliterated by a conservative-dominated Supreme Court. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Getting stuff done
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission spent some time before another packed agenda Thursday to talk about how little they’re able to accomplish, frequently kicking the can on projects that come before them. Commissioners came to a consensus that they have to meet more frequently to get through some of the DRIs that are before them. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.

Mass-ter plan
You can’t make this stuff up. After spending two years on the Beach Road project, MassDOT is back before the town with a plan to fix drainage problems at Five Corners. Not a single member of the Tisbury select board asked the state agency why this wasn’t worked on either ahead or in tandem with the Beach Road project. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

The Nature Conservancy, with the help of other organizations on the Island, planted 1,000 blazingstar plants at its property known as Bamford Preserve in Katama. The blazingstar plants are native to the Island and the seedlings were grown with the assistance of Polly Hill Arboretum. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the story and photos from this beautiful Island vista.

The Edgartown select board meets Monday at 4 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The MVRHS school board meets Monday at 6 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"We’ve really used this change in leadership as an opportunity to review all of our policies and procedures and embed safety and inclusive, fair environment in all of our programs. So we have counsel on retainer; we’ve worked closely with other Island organizations, with our insurance carrier. We have a new medical advisor who’s helping us. And we’ve looked to partner with other Island organizations working in a similar space. As you can imagine, changing culture is not the easiest thing. So we’ve had some pushback but we think we’re making really good progress."
–Suellen Lazarus on changes made to a Chilmark camp run by the Chilmark Town Affairs Council

Hot Topic Comment
Liz Toomey commented on Stop & Shop being deemed unsafe. "Stop & Shop’s current location is needed right where it is. It is perfectly located to serve the elderly, handicapped and other non drivers because it is close to the post office, the bank and other shopping. Most important, it is close to the VTA hub."

Hot Topic Letter
Debra Delorenzo commented on Bunch of Grapes helping the Uvalde community. "With their help and the M.V. community, we managed to fill a very big box with toys, crafts, and books purchased at a generous 20 percent discount. Hopefully these items will bring a little sunshine during this traumatic time in their life."
Today: This 10th Annual Blooming Bids for Kids event sounds like fun to me. Creative plant creations and tons more up for auction benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a big and her longtime little are in that photo. Love seeing those smiles. Field Gallery. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

This weekend’s Truth & Joy Celebration kicks off with a history of early residents of color at the Campground. There’s so much more to learn, and I love that the M.V. Diversity Coalition is bringing people together. 5:30 pm. –C.B.
This weekend: The Chilmark Flea Market is ready for your shopping pleasure. Follow the signs and have a great time. 9 am to 2 pm. Tom Dresser leads a fun and not scary Historic Cemetery Tour that starts from the Oak Bluffs library. 10 am. The Red House hosts Brunch and Fellowship, free for the recovery community. 11:30 am. Pick up your summer reading kit at the Aquinnah library during this Community Barbecue. Free and open to everyone. 12 pm. A reckoning of Island racial history and a celebration of our diverse cultures with art, music, food, and poetry. Celebrate at the Tabernacle with this Diversity Fair and a concert in the evening. Begins at 2 pm. Book signing with Rob Kagan and his new book "Noah’s Rejects" about life on Chappy. Bunch of Grapes. 2 pm. The West Tisbury library hosts a concert featuring the Martha’s Vineyard Spirituals Choir. Free. 3:30 pm. This one combines two of my favorite things: Pottery and Oysters. Tons of new pottery and oysters from Tisbury Oyster. Merry Farm Pottery. 4 to 7 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, services begin with the M.V. Camp Meeting Association at the Tabernacle. interdenominational and everyone is welcome. 9:30 am. Celebrate the release of the paperback edition of the John Hough, Jr.  novel "The Sweetest Days." I’ve heard nothing but great things about this one. Bunch of Grapes. 4 pm. I love book talks and signings. There are a million more things to do but really, who can be everywhere at once? Get out there and enjoy yourself. –C.B.

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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 Join us for your next dining outing at our newly renovated bar and café. We have beautiful scenic views from our indoor, and outdoor patio – exquisite menu options including daily seasonal specials, and an abundance of free parking. Lunch daily from 11 am to 5 pm, Dinner Thursday to Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm. Reservations accepted through Open Table or by phone 508-693-3560 ext 1

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Staying in?
Are you serious? Spring Pea Pesto? Oh, yes, we are. Edible Vineyard writer extraordinaire Mollie Doyle talked to Island chefs and brought us some of their recipes so we regular folks could try them. George Brennan is whipping this up right now in the Times’ kitchen. Check out our new Edible Vineyard website while you’re at it.

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Visiting Vet: Behavior questions
Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D. writes about the importance veterinarians place on behavioral consultations. She explains the necessary steps that an owner must take if they need help with a pet’s behavioral problems. It is simply not enough to make a quick remark while walking out the office door — veterinarians depend on the owner’s time, pet history, and observations in order to diagnose and treat these pets. The author explains that causes of behavioral problems in pets can range from medical to exclusively psychological, and gives a range of interesting examples. Read this story here to find out more.

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