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Big night in Chilmark
It all comes down to Chilmark tonight. It’s been a contentious town meeting season, particularly over the high school budget. With three towns already giving their approval of the budget, Chilmark could be the fourth and final vote needed to get it to the finish line. Or they could vote it down. There are two nonbinding votes, also related to the high school turf field, and a request over marijuana sales. Read more here.
Paid parking in O.B.?
FinCom members in Oak Bluffs are looking at boosting revenue for the town and finding where they can save. That led to a proposal of adding about 300 paid parking spaces. Nothing is official — the committee isn’t making a recommendation yet. But it is something they are exploring. Read more here.

Maintaining Tisbury’s fields
The maintenance of Veterans Memorial Park’s fields in Tisbury has been on the minds of many residents, and the town is aiming to do something about it. With plans to improve the field conditions, the Tisbury Open Space and Recreation Committee is sending a recommendation to the town’s select board. Beach Road Weekend’s potential impact on the fields, and how the town and music festival can work toward their maintenance, was also discussed. Get the details here.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access available. Here is the

The Aquinnah Select Board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. In-person meeting at Aquinnah town offices. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark Select Board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"I don’t believe that a discourse on the sidewalk is a way to represent projects before the historic district commission, that’s what your process is for."— Architect Patrick Ahearn on the public response to the 81 South Water Street renovation project in Edgartown.

Hot Topic Comment
Chilmark library director Ebba Hierta comments on her decision in the past inviting Alan Dershowitz to speak at the library: "The reason I grew reluctant to extend invitations to Alan is this: the circus that surrounds this man who so ably courts controversy got in the way of the library’s important mission – serving the residents and visitors of Chilmark. When 200-plus people crammed into the library with dozens more milling about harassing staff because they couldn’t hear the lecture; when local businesses lost money because our patrons filled their parking lots; when patrons not interested in hearing Alan could not take care of their library business; that’s when I realized the eminent Harvard professor emeritus had out grown our little library."

Hot Topic Letter
Tim Whiting writes to us about the proposed patrol boat for Tisbury Police: "$1000 a month is a waste of money and policeman’s time which would be better used, based on a number of articles in this paper, studying laws applied to land-based issues."
Today: It’s Bingo Night, folks. It’s that time of year when the American Legion Hall in Vineyard Haven starts to get just a little more crowded. The more the merrier, I say. Come try your luck. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I’ve never tried acupuncture, but it does fall into my "want to try" category. There is a Five-point Ear Acupuncture Clinic at Vineyard Complementary Medicine tonight. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: We’re lucky to have the ecumenical Neighborhood Convention gatherings for more than 100 years now. June’s meeting is at the Chilmark Community Church with the theme "From Restriction to Empowerment." Everyone’s welcome and it's free. Bring a bag lunch. 11 am. –C.B.

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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 Sweet Life Open year-round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays. @sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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Staying in?
Along with the spring bounty of local herbs, gather some creative tips and recipes for Lavender Salt or Sugar, Mint Tea, Quick Pickles, Herb Blends, and Herb-infused Honey. You can also have fun making up your own concoctions. If you have a recipe to share using seasonal greens, we would love to share it with the community. Send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

On newsstands and online: the early season issue of Edible Vineyard.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this artist? We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity. Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Friday's contest answer:
Deirdre Hammonds
A century of history
Museums are great places for people to learn about local history, and Martha’s Vineyard Museum is planning to showcase its part in preserving the Island's past. For its 100th birthday, the museum will have exhibits that reflect its evolution over time and its role in maintaining historical records and objects. Get a preview of what’s to come here.

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