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Tisbury’s taxing dilemma
The Town of Tisbury should think about buying up Mega Millions tickets as the lottery game’s jackpot reaches the $1 billion mark. On Wednesday, town leaders got some sobering but expected news. Worldwide supply issues and inflation are driving the price of the Tisbury School project sky high. Leaders will go back to the voters next month in the hopes of having them approve a nearly $26 million increase. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the update.
No day at the beach
The Trustees of Reservations got a public airing of its draft beach management plan and it wasn’t nearly as pretty as the beaches they manage. The Edgartown conservation commission added to the criticism of the document, particularly the limits it puts on the public access to the beaches, as well as dogs. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.

In the spotlight
If you’ve ever seen the video, you likely remember it. A white school resource officer taking a Black student violently to the ground. There was outrage, but the incident didn’t get the attention of other high profile cases involving race. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the story of "On These Grounds," a documentary produced by Ariana Garfinkel, who has ties to the Island. The documentary is showing nearby at the Woods Hole Film Festival. Eunki also has the story about an event coming up next month on the Vineyard that’s intended to promote wealth in Black and Latino communities. Black Ambition is promoted by awardwinning rapper and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, and Mosaic Genius. You can check that out here.
The Steamship Authority has scheduled a meeting for Friday morning at 9:30 am. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"It’s been going up. Now it’s all very clear terms. It is a substantial increase."–Town administrator Jay Grande on the Tisbury School project’s being nearly $26 million over budget

Hot Topic Comment
The decision in Oak Bluffs about yoga on the beach continues to confound. Here’s what Donna Blackburn had to say: "Wwhhhaaaattt?????….. With all that is going on in the world…the war, illnesses, random shootings, the emphasis on inclusion for all peoples….you would think that something as peaceful as a yoga group would be a welcome sight on the beach. The parks and recreation personnel ought to be ashamed of themselves!….Where is their common sense… oh, yah, I forgot…common sense isn’t common, and certainly not in OB!"

Hot Topic Letter
John Hough Jr. wrote about the Dershowitz dust up in Chilmark. "I think it’s safe to say that the ability to take ‘heat’ in the form of physical threats isn’t part of the job description of head librarian at Chilmark, or any other Vineyard library. Mr. Dershowitz has been summering here for years, and ought to know this."
Today: Catch my wonderful friend and favorite writer, Nancy Slonim Aronie, at the Aquinnah library’s Summer Speaker Series. She’ll talk about her new book "Memoir as Medicine." You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but most of all, you’ll be glad you went. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

This should be interesting. The M.V. Hebrew Center’s Summer Institute hosts Ross Douthat speaking on "The State of American Politics." Our politics are definitely in a state. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Comic Jimmy Tingle delivers humor and a little hope tonight on stage at the M.V. Playhouse. I don’t know about you, but I could use both. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Back to the grind
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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 Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
We’re in the mood for seafood, how about you? IGI shares this recipe for Simple Fish Ceviche. This is one of those dishes where the name sounds a lot fancier than the ingredients. We love when that happens.

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Beautiful art
Washington Ledesma is a Uruguayan artist who has lived on the Vineyard since the early 1990s, painting, sketching, and sculpting many beautiful, playful pieces of art. He has joined the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association and is exhibiting work in the "Catboat Show" at the Old Sculpin Gallery, among other places. His work consists of his signature sculpture of a catboat that looks ready to sail away, paintings of fish, crocodiles, octopuses, and turtles, many different ceramic forms, and much more. Read Brooks Robards’ story here to learn more about this artist's techniques and his unique, colorful creations.

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