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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today marks Paul Revere’s ride through North Boston that ended in Lexington. He warned the Patriots that the British were coming, but he didn’t shout the words "The British are coming!" Instead, he rode quickly and as discreetly as possible. It’s still a great story. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Rockland Trust

Island dry no more?
Chilmark town meeting could vote next week to allow up to four restaurants to sell alcohol. They are currently the last town on the Island restricting the sale in restaurants. But the passage of the article seems like it could be a long shot, at least for this year. Some of the article’s proponents might table to question on town meeting floor. They say that Chilmark "isn’t ready." Read more here.
New Island app launching
The Vineyard program designed to cut down on takeout food waste has landed a grant that will help them digitize their initiative. On Earth Day, which is Saturday, Island Eats will be launching an app. If you’re interested, instead of getting throw-away takeout containers, participating restaurants use stainless steel containers. The new app will make it easier to use. Read our coverage here.

Right whale day
The North Atlantic right whale is a critically endangered species with fewer than 350 individuals left in the wild. This month, Massachusetts will be launching the first Right Whale Day on April 24 to spread awareness about these animals and why they need to be protected. Get the details here.

The Tisbury Select Board meets at 3:30 pm on Wednesday. Hybrid access. Here is the

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

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

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Quote of the Day
The Tisbury police issued a statement about the fourth and final arrest announced in the November Rockland Trust robbery: "This was without a doubt one of the most serious crimes that can occur, and was an example that it can occur anywhere. We are grateful that we can officially close this lengthy investigation and put everyone’s minds at ease that all four suspects are in custody, and will not pose a threat to anyone for a long time to come."

Hot Topic Comment
Susan Desmarais commented on our story about Island school district superintendent Richie Smith expressing frustration over the lack of an "all-Island" quorum: "Perhaps unity might come with more listening and acceptance of local decisions. Single minded pursuit and bringing a lawsuit against a town tends to be divisive."

Hot Topic Letter
Vicki Divoll, a member of the Chilmark finance advisory committee, writes to us about an upcoming town meeting in Chilmark, where she's recommending residents vote against the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School budget: "Let’s focus on rebuilding the high school before we waste any more money litigating the playing fields."
Today: Today seems like a great day to meditate, so let’s thank Bodhi Path for giving us the option both on Zoom and in person. It’s hard to meditate at my desk. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

This is right up my alley. Ronny LeBlanc, star of "Expedition Bigfoot" and "Paranormal Caught on Camera," leads the discussion on Expedition Bigfoot in Massachusetts. We can thank our Island libraries for this. Zoom. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Help the staff at the M.V. Family Center plant their garden by joining Garden with Island Grown at the Family Center. Teach your children how to care for the environment and how to form healthy eating habits, something I’m still working on. 11 am. –C.B.

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

Off the hook
"Assorted fishing tackle with box and new reel. $75 for lot. Text 973-632-6501."

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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.
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Staying in?
Bring out all your spices and condiments for Chef Gavin Smith's recipe for Basic Fried Chicken, including a marinade and a dry coating. You can change it up by using other meat or plant-based alternatives, and baking or grilling instead of frying. The key to a crispy crust? It's all in the dredge.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Friday’s answer:
Linda Sibley
Healing art
After former ER nurse Beth Smith lost her daughter to sepsis suddenly in 2010, the whole world stopped for her. After three years of profound grieving, Smith found solace in painting in her late daughter’s bedroom. It wasn’t long before her family started encouraging her to show her art publicly. Now, Smith is displaying her art at Juniper and Portobello Road in Edgartown, and at the Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs. Her serene nature scenes painted with acrylics often depict some of her favorite spots on the Island. Read the story here.

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