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Alison Smith

Alison Smith, 29, of Boston and formerly of Edgartown died suddenly on Sunday, May 9, at Tufts Medical Center.

Kings of Cabernet Dinner Menu

First course — Surf and turf with scallops by Johnny Graham of the Home Port, paired with Mondavi cabernet.

TWW starts water shut-offs Monday for unpaid bills

Starting Monday, faucets will run dry as the Tisbury Water Works (TWW) begins water service shut-offs at properties on a long list of customers whose accounts are delinquent.

Noteworthy events

This summer, the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) celebrates its 40th anniversary with five concerts in Edgartown and five in Chilmark during July and August.

Gay Head “” lights up

On Sunday, the Gay Head lighthouse was open to the public for the first time this season.

With taxpayer appropriations, rental housing assistance stabilizes

Now that all six Island towns have voted substantial increases in appropriations for rental subsidies at annual town meetings, the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority rental assistance program is expected to resume helping the same number of families as it did when fundraising struggles began last fall, according to housing authority executive director David Vigneault.

Rosecuts aids in Gulf oil spill cleanup effort

Rosemary Gambino, owner of Rosecuts Salon on Causeway Road in Vineyard Haven, is spearheading a Vineyard effort to collect hair, fur, and wool trimmings, and nylons to aid in the cleanup of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Not an endorsement

I sent this letter to Mark London and Paul Foley of the Martha's Vineyard Commission and to Sam Dunn, the developer.

The Dunn site belongs in the public domain

Based upon the testimony so far, commercial developer Sam Dunn's plan to add business and residential spaces in what is now open space bordering on the Vineyard Haven arm of the Lagoon Pond will meet current regulatory standards.

Mother’s Day

Friends and families gathered across the Island to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, while some made a weekend of it.

Chicks and children

As many as 200 people showed up Saturday at the Chilmark Community Center to enjoy a day filled with family activiities, crafts, games, food, live animals — all in support of the Chilmark Preschool.

An alternative, alternative energy source

After living on Martha's Vineyard for more than 20 years, I have come to believe that because we are an island, we have the unique ability and now, a window of opportunity, to become self-sustaining by creating our own electrical power.

Real estate “” is it who we are?

The news this morning is that the real estate market shows unmistakable signs of stabilizing.

West Tisbury

There was quite a crowd attending Beth Toomey's retirement party at the Ag Hall last Saturday night.

Surfcasters invite kids to learn fishing skills

The Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters Association will sponsor a free kids fishing jamboree, from 9 am to noon, with lunch provided, at the Edgartown School on Saturday.

Bodysense adds new aesthetician

Bodysense, at Old Coach Road in West Tisbury, has added Virginia Vogt, a licensed aesthetician, to its staff.

First quarter real estate sales reveal significant strengthening

Relieved Island bankers and real estate professionals see an 87 per cent increase in Island property sales in the first quarter of 2010 as a solid sign of recovery.

Oak Bluffs

Thank you to everyone who extended so many positive comments regarding my Mother's Day column last week.

Celebrating Chief Toomey

On Saturday night, about 200 community members, friends, and colleagues gathered at the Agricultural Hall to thank Beth Toomey for her work as the police chief of West Tisbury and to celebrate her retirement from police work.