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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Thrown for a loss
The proposal to add a synthetic turf field at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is dead — at least for the moment. On Wednesday, the Oak Bluffs planning board deadlocked 2-2 on the decision of whether to issue a special permit for the field, which is located in the Oak Bluffs water protection zone. Because of the tie vote, the permit was not issued. Is this the end of what’s been one of the most controversial issues on the Island? That remains to be seen. Reporter Lucas Thors has this story.
Schools of thought
Once again the MVRHS working group got together at the high school library to talk about how to either fund a new high school or rebuild the existing one. The six Island towns are looking for a more equitable solution to funding the building project ahead of finalizing the Vineyard’s application for state funds. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

One to go
There is one more town meeting to come on Martha’s Vineyard. On Tuesday, Aquinnah voters will be going to town meeting to close out the season of the "purest form of democracy." That’ll be the final town meeting to vote on the housing bank. There are some other topics on the warrant, including whether to spend money on voting machines. Eunki also has this story.
There are no meetings scheduled for Friday.
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Quote of the Day
"It was horrible to hear. [They were] terrible tragedies. We don’t want to go back there … abortion services are an important part of healthcare."
–Bob Laskowski speaking at a rally held Tuesday at Edgartown courthouse after a Supreme Court opinion was leaked that would overturn Roe v. Wade

Hot Topic Comment
Katie Lane commented on the Pride flag stolen from a Vineyard Haven church. "Imagine stealing from or defacing a church while probably believing that you’re morally superior to others."

Hot Topic Letter
Robert Geary wrote about the shared use path that’s under construction in Oak Bluffs. Spoiler alert. He’s not a fan. "Let’s stop this destruction. We can’t get back the trees — but no asphalt or concrete has been poured yet. We could pull out the stumps and replant trees and native shrubs, instead installing a reasonable shoulder and enforcing a safe speed limit."
Today: The West Tisbury library hosts an Artist Reception with Laura Murphy in the library’s community room. Gwyn McAllister writes more about it here. 4:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Brewmaster at Kulture Club MV, Nina Gordon, teaches us how to brew our own kombucha using simple ingredients. I never got on the kombucha train, but then again I’ve never tried the homemade version. Maybe that’s the ticket. 6:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Vineyard Haven’s own Nobnocket Boutique Inn hosts a Designer Pop-up Show with Ivry Belle Jewelry and SylvieBags. I’m only letting you know about this because Mother’s Day is Sunday and I’m trying to help you out. And my kids read this and they might need ideas. 4 to 7 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
Remember that time Connie Berry tried to recreate the Thai Salad she had at a restaurant in Fort Branch, Indiana? We do and even though it sounds hokey, it tastes pretty darn good. Try it.

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Ritzy revelry
It’s that time of year again. The weather is warmer, the streets are getting busier by the weekend, and live music is coming back to the Island. The Ritz in Oak Bluffs is open now, and the beloved dive bar is serving up Dilly’s Taqueria and plenty of cold beer and drinks alongside some favorite local music acts like Rose Guerin, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, Mike Benjamin, Delanie Pickering, Jodie Treloar Sampson, and many others. Lucas Thors spoke with Ritz owner Larkin Stallings about how he’s feeling as the busy season approaches. Read the story here.

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