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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is National Voter Registration Day and if you don’t think elections have consequences, you haven’t really been paying attention the last few days. Meanwhile, there is a big town meeting on the Island tonight that will decide next steps for Tisbury School. We’ll let you know how it turns out as soon as the vote is taken. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Migrant updates
A Texas sheriff has launched an investigation after migrants and refugees reported they were lured onto planes with the promise of jobs and housing. There has been a push for other investigations, as well. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story. They came in all shapes and sizes — from high school kids to retirees and everyone in between — to help when suddenly 50 migrants and refugees landed on the Vineyard unannounced. We talk to some of the volunteers about what it was like and why they answered the call. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Heated discussion
It was about heating and loss of heat, not necessarily what you’re thinking from that headline, when the West Tisbury School committee heard a report on the energy efficiency or lack thereof at the West Tisbury School. The building is in need of repairs, but how to go about them will ultimately determine the pricing. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Minutes updated
After reporter Rich Saltzberg filed an Open Meeting Law complaint, the Oak Bluffs select board was instructed to go back and elaborate in its executive session minutes regarding a missing rifle at the police department. And while the new minutes do have additional information, they still lack any insight into how the elected officials reacted to the developments in those closed door meetings. Rich has that update.
The Dukes County Commission meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The All-Island School Committee meets at 6:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I’m wearing the conservative media meltdown as a badge of honor. They seem to think that I have reneged on my commitment to supporting immigration or refugee resettlement and I simply have not. So it’s interesting to see my apparent hypocrisy when I don’t feel like my position has changed at all."
–County commissioner Keith Chatinover who found himself the target of Sen. Ted Cruz on Twitter

Hot Topic Comment
R. Scott Patterson commented on Monday’s wild dump truck crash in Vineyard Haven. "It would be very difficult, may not have been able to get it into first then you’re in neutral with zero engine braking. He didn’t have much time. He did a hell of a good job not killing anyone."

Hot Topic Letter
Dusty Burke wrote to praise a story on two donkeys that went on the lam. "To learn that two curious Vineyard donkeys ventured out of their confines into the world beyond may perhaps serve as encouragement to others in the herd to consider going for the liberating joy that awaits those who think for themselves."
Today: The Oak Bluffs library screens Alfred Hitchcock’s "North by Northwest" in preparation for a Hitchcock lecture coming up. My grandmother used to get the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and I loved to sneak a look at them when I was little. That may explain a few things. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Film Center hosts an online and in-person Older Adult Transportation Summit tonight to address the challenges older Islanders have traveling both on- and off-Island for medical appointments and other things. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: In a quest to learn more about haiku, how about joining this Pandemic Haikus by Jon Hare event. He is the author of "Through the Magnolia: A Haiku Diary from March and April 2020." I bet that’s a great read. Vineyard Haven library. 6 pm. –C.B.

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

Ottoman empire
"Chair ottoman from Vineyard Decorators. Excellent condition, neutral color, $100. 860-558-0383."

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Dining out?

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 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 through October 22. 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.
The Café will be open for lunch from 11 am to 5 pm daily and open for dinner Wednesday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
Connie Berry is at it again with her broccoli recipes. This time she uses Kale, Broccoli, and Pasta to satisfy her broccoli habit. We wouldn’t be surprised if her hair turned green at this point. It does look tasty though.

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Across the pond
How did Tisbury and Chilmark get their names? The origin is easily traced back to two existing villages in rural England, and there is some fascinating history connecting the Island to our sister towns across the pond. A recent stained-glass window rebuild project at St. John’s parish church in Tisbury, U.K., is rekindling the connection between our Island home and the large village community in England. Read Abby Remer’s piece on the enchanting history of two different communities with the same names here.

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