Chilmark’s get-well network is still in place. Many thanks to all who sent help and good wishes last week and a special cheer to Katie Carroll, my go-to instant helper. All is well and Chilmark strides on toward the sunshine and warmth that we are just beginning to feel. The stonework continues on the jetties with more barges, cranes and rocks coming in this week.

Congratulations to the U.S. Coast Guard and all their helpers as they have completed and dedicated the new boathouse. It seems familiar but with new 21st century improvements.

Welcome home to Margaret Maida who enjoyed a spring vacation last week with her son Charlie and his daughter, Chelsea, in Ocala, Fla.

Scott McDowell has the Copper Works on Basin Road open most nice days now and is getting back into the spring swing of things after a month of vacation in Hawaii with family and friends.

We send best wishes for a speedy recovery to Bette Carroll who, as I write on Wednesday, is in Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. We hope she will be home and out and about soon. Cheers from us all, Bette!

And I can’t let Bob Carroll go without a few words from Chilmark. He was Mr. Edgartown but he kept many friendships across the Island. I remember many years ago his then-wife, Lucille, and myself worked late into the night making curtains for his first restaurant opening and he remarked with enthusiasm, “I won’t be rich until I owe a million dollars!” That memory and those of many of us Island-wide are the stuff of legend. Condolences to all.

Who wants to tell the other newspaper that their really nice picture of the dock in Menemsha was not Dutcher’s Dock as they labeled it? The picture was of the bulkhead dock. Dutcher Dock is the dock that runs west from the gas station location.

Please be sure you know that the annual spring town meeting is April 27 at the community center at 7:30 p.m. Lots to consider this time. The new bylaw under consideration is about creating accessory apartments. It is an important issue as the Island population ages and most of us want to stay in our own homes to the end. Creating living space for caregivers and family members is a worthy consideration.

Vineyarders have a special connection to the collecting of the annual income tax, due this week from most of us. Back in 1750 Martha’s Vineyard native Reverend Jonathan Mayhew, a liberal theologian who was part politician and part pastor, preached a sermon declaring that there should be no taxation without representation. Many say this sermon started the push for the repeal of the Stamp Act and the beginning of the American Revolution. Jonathan was born on the Vineyard and graduated from Harvard.

April is poetry month and the Chilmark Library will host a poetry reading by three Chilmark poets who have all had success with their works. John Maloney, Donald Nitchie and Susan Puciul will read from their works. The program will begin at 5 p.m. on April 22. Thanks to the Friends of the Chilmark Library for supporting these Wednesday programs.

A tongue-in-cheek congratulations goes to Tim Carroll who, among all the town hall employees who wished to guess, picked the right week when the snows start next winter.

School vacation begins at the end of the school day on Friday. Cheers to all who have great plans for this most welcome spring break!

Bradley Carroll will fly from Tampa, where she is in college, to Boston in time to serve as a volunteer for the Boston Marathon. She will be working on the elite hydration team.

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