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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Jeep vs. dump truck
A Jeep crashed into a Preferred Services dump truck at the intersection of Lake and Kennebec Avenues Tuesday morning. All seven occupants of the Jeep, many of whom were unrestrained children, sustained minor injuries. The dump truck driver was uninjured, and was able to drive away after the scene was cleared. The Times is waiting to hear back about whether any motor vehicle citations will be issued. Here’s that story.
Electrifying vessels
"Ferries Now" is an educational event set to take place at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on March 31. The goal of the event, which will feature guest speakers and representatives from the Steamship Authority and Eversource, is to raise awareness about electric ferries. Making the Steamship Authority’s vessels into an electric fleet has been an ongoing discussion. Come along and learn a thing or two. Did we mention free lunch? Here are the details.

Land Bank wants farming proposals
On Tuesday, the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission approved the issuing of a handful of request for proposals (RFPs) for agricultural leases on Land Bank owned properties. At $10 per acre per year, the Land Bank hopes the leaseholds will encourage more Island farming, without the hefty cost of land ownership on Martha’s Vineyard. Here’s that story.

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Snowy synchronicity
Children in Perkinsville, Vt., discovered a familiar shape on their snow-covered family car this morning. Their mother, Anne Parent, has been coming to Martha's Vineyard for 45 years since her aunt and uncle, Sharon and John Kelly, bought a home in 1977 near Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs.


The West Tisbury select board will be holding a tax rate public hearing at 4:30 pm on Wednesday. Remote Access. Here is the
agenda. This will be followed by the West Tisbury select board meeting. Here is that agenda.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

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"This is an incredibly well-run and knowledgeable organization, with a focus on informing fellow Islanders about core issues which impact us all at local, state, and federal levels."
–Newly elected MV Dems chairperson Jonathan Chatinover on assuming his position

Hot Topic Comment
Mariposa Tando commented on our story about the Vineyard Preservation Trust receiving its special permit from the West Tisbury zoning board of appeals: "I am so excited to see more events happening at the Grange Hall. I love the movies, theater, and gatherings. We need it more now than ever! Thank you to the Trust, Circuit Arts, and the town."
Today: The Online Spice Club meets tonight. I wonder if there are any dues, like maybe some ginger or something? This month the spotlight is on fennel seed. These little fellas are packed with nutrients. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

It’s Trivia Night at Town M.V., so grab some friends and head to Edgartown. I’m terrible at trivia, but I’m really good at chowing down on their bacon-wrapped scallops. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Take the kids to the Vineyard Haven library tomorrow for Winter Break Movies and Crafts. It’s a great way to break up the middle of the week for you and for them. 3 pm. –C.B.

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If you'd love to have local oysters on the half-shell loaded with super flavorful toppings, check the recipe and tips for Oysters Rockefeller shared by Susan Sellers. You can discover the secret to a mouthwatering assembly of this dish. Hint: the oyster is the king.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Monday’s contest answer:
Anna Edey

Congratulations to this month’s raffle winner: Paul Leonard.
Healthy mind
The Oak Bluffs library is hoping to help Islanders with their mental health in the coming months, and there are a variety of programs and offerings available to those who might be struggling with their mental or emotional wellbeing. Folks can take part in art workshops, guided meditation classes, and community walks outdoors. Check in with the library about more opportunities, and read the story about the unique mental health supports here.

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