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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Two years ago on this day, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. The Island, like many places nationwide, erupted into protest condemning Chauvin and said "Black Lives Matter." The Island’s chapter of Black Lives Matter still meets in Chilmark every Sunday morning to hold vigils. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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New Art arriving daily. Reopening May 5. A warm welcome awaits you.
$2.3 million
That’s the average price of a home on the Island right now, and it’s only going up. Local realtors say it’s unlikely that the market will level anytime soon, especially considering the Island is currently remarkably low on housing stock. So unless you are looking for a high-end property, it’s only getting more and more difficult to buy a home. Read our story here.
Preschool extension
When the Chilmark Preschool started using a classroom at the Chilmark School, there was extra space. Now, not so much. But the preschool is hoping to extend a lease for the space for another two years. They’ve gotten an endorsement from the school committee, but need town approval. That’s along with enrollment going up in the up-Island district. Read our coverage here.

Historic replica or HoJo?
The William Street Historic District Commission has some issues with the replacement steeple installed at the top of the Katharine Cornell Theater about a year ago. They say it’s not an exact replica, and go as far as saying that it should be replaced. The chairperson says that the town should have checked with the Massachusetts Historical Commission before making any changes. Read our story here.

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Super opportunity for a viable home business with a lovely home. This is a well-established business right in the heart of West Tisbury, where a new owner can be their own boss and support a lifestyle that allows having a home and business onsite. All of the necessary equipment and existing infrastructure is included in the asking price. It is a large four-bedroom home in great condition with an in-ground pool and hot tub. Well-landscaped and private from the existing business. There is also a barn onsite for storage or private use. Over 3 acres allows for a guest house of up to 1000 sq. ft. in West Tisbury (special permit). Really a smart package for those looking to take advantage of a lifestyle shift or for gardening enthusiasts.
Quote of the Day
Chairperson of the William Street Historic District Commission Christine Redfield about the steeple installed at the Katharine Cornell Theater: "It looks like a HoJo’s," Redfield told the Times recently, referring to Howard Johnson’s. "Or like a Friendly’s."

Hot Topic Comment
Patrick Clearly comments on the superintendent frustrated with school committee members at a recent meeting: "The Dover Amendment is a lawful act that has been put in place to protect schools. Dr. Smith, by supporting the appeal, is doing his job, defending the school’s rights, under the law. The law decides the outcome, not the school. That is why we have laws and courts, to protect and serve the people.

Hot Topic Letter
Carla Cooper thanks Congressman Bill Keating for defending working and retired Americans in her letter to the editor: "Right now, working-class Americans are struggling with inflation and rising costs of living. Any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid would threaten the livelihoods of millions, and pull the rug out from under all of us who have paid into those programs — not to mention the risks of a recession and job losses if Republicans force the government to default on its debt."
Today: This is pretty cool: Murder Mystery Cocktail Hour. Work as a team to examine clues and suspects to figure out ‘whodunit.’ And there are spirits and appetizers. I’m hoping those aren’t ghostly spirits. Edgartown library. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

The League of Women Voters M.V. hosts an in-person Candidates Forum presenting candidates running for office in Tisbury at the Tisbury Senior Center. Open to everyone. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: They may use a different camera, but kids ages 12 to 18 are invited to an Around Town Teen Photo Race courtesy the Oak Bluffs library. It all ends with a pizza party, as all events should. 2 to 5 pm. –C.B.

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

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The Barn Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm for lunch, dinner & bowling. 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. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
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Staying in?
For ideas on making sandwiches, shish kebabs or meatballs, and a tasty dip, check the recipes for Lamb Burgers, Koftas, and Mint Yogurt Sauce, shared by Catherine Walthers. These are especially fun dishes for a spring picnic or a cookout. To discover more tips and recipes, visit Walthers' website at

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Wednesday’s contest answer:
Andrew Nutton
On track
The Martha’s Vineyard Cub Scouts hosted an exciting event this past weekend — the Pinewood Derby. Families headed to the Ag Hall to watch as scouts from all the dens (different age groups) pitted their pinewood derby cars against each other to see who could come out with the quickest time. Ana Sola of the Tiger’s Den (first grade) emerged victorious, with an average time of 3.734 seconds, which means her car was traveling at 132.36 miles per hour down the short metal track. Give Ana a round of applause, and check out the story on the derby here.

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