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Zoom, get a room
Tisbury select board’s first meeting since the town election was interrupted and ultimately postponed by a Zoom bomber who flashed images of porn and shouted an obscenity at board members. The board managed to welcome newcomer John Cahill, make some other appointments, and were in the process of being updated on an undersea cable project. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the story and is still recovering from what he saw.
Early and often
The Steamship Authority held a public hearing on Wednesday afternoon and got an earful. After the SSA posted its 2023 schedule, Woods Hole residents — as they have in the past — used the enabling act to request a public hearing. And once again they complained about the early morning ferries to carry freight to the Island. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the update.

Facebook post scrutinized
Police say a Vineyard Haven man who was arrested and charged with threat to commit a crime specifically targeted police in a Facebook post. The post includes a pig in the crosshairs with a message to "warm up the bagpipes." The details were made public in a police report that was filed with the application for a criminal complaint against Brian Langhammer. Here’s that story.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is building a SUP (shared use path) along Beach Road in Oak Bluffs, but after Thursday’s heavy rain it was more like a shared use puddle. Rich Saltzberg took this photo today.
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Quote of the Day
"It’s always a laugh. Every single time. They ask, ‘How did you pull that off?’"
–Pastafarian Don Keller on his driver’s license, which features a photograph with a colander on his head

Hot Topic Comment
Jim Donovan commented on a story about the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank considering a campground on Land Bank property in Oak Bluffs. "I stayed there a couple summers back in the early 80’s. It really was a fun time. Met some great people, some of whom I consider my closets friends to this day. The problem with this idea now is that the affordable winter rental market just isn’t there anymore."

Hot Topic Letter
Rob Davis wrote to lament the lack of reservations available to get on and off the Island. "For the past month it has felt impossible to get ferry tickets to the Island, so last night I looked at every day through July 4 weekend, and found 2 open reservations: one at 5:30 am and the other at 6:30 am. The only option has been to buy some random trip over and waitlist, leaving me to not know until a few days before my necessary dates whether I can get to the Island."
Today: There is an informational talk about Foster Careat the Edgartown library. I’d love to do something like that if I were able to. Talk about making a difference. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Film reviewer Brooks Robards tells me that "The Velvet Queen" is an absolutely stunning film. Photographers search for the elusive snow leopard in this documentary. Film Center. 7:30 pm. -C.B.

Tomorrow: The West Tisbury library and IGI are coming together for a Container Garden Kit Giveaway, this time with everything you need to grow your own peppers. Pick up is at the library at noon. So essentially, you can pick up a peck of pickled peppers. –C.B.

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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 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?
When it rains it pours around here, doesn’t it? We have a solution though, this Kale and Linguica Stew recipe. There’s something about rain hitting the window panes that makes us want to take out our big MV Times’ stock pot and get this party started.

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A couple of people who have their own Vineyard experiences to recall have created a program called Fern’s Fund. It will allow six recent high school graduates from New York City to come to the Island in July to learn more about the Vineyard and themselves. The program is being offered by Connectedness founder Ian Thomas Minor who wants young women to have the type of experience he had on the Island.  Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
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