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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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PFAS shake up
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new drinking water standards for PFAS chemicals. The new requirements would be much stricter, and that could mean infrastructure improvements for the Island. Researchers say this is a wake-up call for protecting the environment from the emerging contaminants, and for what we consume. Read our coverage here.
Nips be gone
Edgartown and Oak Bluffs have now committed to going to town meeting with a proposal to ban the sale of nips. Voters will have the final say, but the ban wouldn’t be implemented for another year. The Island would be joining towns like Falmouth and Nantucket to get rid of the small liquor bottles as they try to stamp out roadside littering. Read our coverage here.

Accessory dwelling discussion gets heated
The West Tisbury affordable housing committee wants to get their warrant article related to Accessory Dwelling Units onto the next special town meeting. The committee pitched the draft warrant article to the town select board recently, but it was rejected, with officials saying the proposal wasn’t fully fleshed out. Some sparks also flew at the recent affordable housing committee meeting around leadership roles within the group. Read the story here.

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Quote of the Day
"We have to make some tough decisions right now about what we are going to allow and what we will discourage in terms of land use," Hopkins said. "We don’t have the large industry to point the blame. We can’t sue our way out of this. We are going to have to start funding the remediation and taking other steps."
—Oak Bluffs planning board chair Ewell Hopkins on how to address
PFAS contamination in light of newly proposed EPA standards.

Hot Topic Comment
Posy Bass comments on a potential ban on nips: "Down with the NIPS!!! They litter our beaches. Have picked up so many discarded nips!"

Hot Topic Letter
In an op-ed, chair of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Joan Malkin, writes about preserving the Island's historic properties: "Some are indisputably past their useful lives, and should be demolished for safety reasons, if nothing else. Others were built well enough and cared for in such a way that they will continue to serve their purpose long into the future. Still others elude clear answers. What is clear is that the Vineyard has some of the oldest, most diverse, and most well-preserved architecture in the country, which largely defines its unique character."
Today: Tango master Analía Centurión leads a Tango Class at MVRHS. The Yard, in partnership with the M.V. Chamber Music Society, is responsible for making this happen. Thank you to both! 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

I’m a sucker for movies that take place in Ireland. "The Quiet Girl" plays at the M.V. Film Center. It has gotten good reviews, including this one by Brooks Robards. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Ahh, a Book Group that meets in the afternoon — my dream retirement activity. This month they’re reading "Fellowship Point" by Alice Elliott. 2 pm. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
For a homemade alternative to cheese, try the Cured Egg Yolks recipe from Island Grown Initiative. The steps to be cured are quite intriguing since they involve a very long, cold bath in a sea of crystals, a refreshing shower, considerable time spent in a sauna to firm up, and a clean shave — right onto salads, bread, pasta, and more. Or maybe this is yolklore?

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Meat Ball rolls back into town
It was a feast for all the senses at the 7th annual Meat Ball, hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society and Slough Farm. The event this past weekend featured dancing and live music, along with all the meat-based (and vegetarian) foods one could want. The PickPocket Bluegrass Band was there to provide the entertainment, and photographer Dena Porter was there to capture the magic.

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