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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Banned in O.B.?
The Oak Bluffs board of health didn’t approve a moratorium on synthetic turf fields containing PFAS on Tuesday, but the three board members signaled they are ready to support one as soon as they get the draft reviewed by the town’s attorney. The only thing that appears to be up for any debate is the length of duration for the moratorium, which calls PFAS a "clear and present danger" to the Island’s water system. Editor George Brennan has this story.
Not so fast
But just hours before the board of health convened, the MVRHS school committee voted on Monday night to appeal the ruling, by the Oak Bluffs planning board that rejected a special permit for a synthetic turf field at the high school. The school committee, in a split vote, decided to use taxpayer money to hire legal counsel to challenge the planning board ruling and he has experience fighting and winning against towns. Reporter Lucas Thors has that update.

Trees have been disappearing along the route from Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs to make way for a shared-use path. Some of those trees are cedar trees, which are not endangered but are native to the Island. When we asked why they had not attempted to transplant the trees, MassDOT said it got the proper permits and plans to replace each tree taken down with two trees planted elsewhere. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The All Island School Committee meets at 5 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"You know what, I never went to see it … Maybe someday when I have nothing to do, I’ll see it."–Oak Bluffs resident Gladys Segal, who just turned 100, on whether she’s ever seen "Jaws"

Hot Topic Comment
William Graves responded to a comment about Kamala Harris coming to the Vineyard. "192 Republicans voted against funding for baby formula procurement, but it’s all Biden’s fault? The same Republicans voted against the infrastructure bill, knowing they’d still get their potholes filled. Cynical much?"

Hot Topic Letter
Rita Jeffers and Sarah York, two members of the building committee for Tisbury School, wrote about the budget issues with the project. "This incredibly difficult decision is what the committee feels is the most fiscally responsible for the town. We would like to thank the architects and construction managers for helping us arrive at a place where we do not need to stall the project but most of all we would like to thank the members of our community for their continued support of the Tisbury School."
Today: It’s Open Mic Night at Island Music in Vineyard Haven. It’s a great little guitar shop that carries a nice variety of stringed instruments, so bring yours and play something. Put yourself out there. Let your light shine. 6 to 8 pm. –Connie Berry

The Outskirts play at the Cardboard Box in Oak Bluffs. They say "Mostly original, garage rock from Jessie Leaman, Jodie Treloar Samson, Delanie Pickering, Jim Orr, and Chris Seidel." Sounds like good music and good food. What else do you need? 7 to 9 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Vineyard Haven library brings us Walk the Chop, a lovely approximately 3-mile walk without hills, come rain or shine. They had me at "without hills." Meet at the library at 3 pm. –C.B.

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

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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 Sweet Life Open year round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Featuring a pre-fixe 3 course dinner for $50 on Wednesdays!
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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

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Staying in?
If you were in our office today, you too would like this Cocktail Recipe Sampler from Jenna Lambert. We’re paying close attention to Smokey Gold, a little something using honey syrup, mezcal, lemon juice, and a little cinnamon. Cheers. (Note the lack of an exclamation point.)
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If these walls could talk
The Carnegie Heritage Center in Edgartown is all about exemplifying the fascinating history of Martha’s Vineyard through "living landmarks" that use architecture, art, and artifacts to illustrate the past. The Carnegie, previously the old Edgartown Public Library, offers self-guided tours and hour-long walking tours of some historic buildings preserved and stewarded by the Vineyard Trust. Read assistant features editor Lucas Thors’ story about the Edgartown gem here.

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