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Fixed interest college loans now available through MEFA

Fixed-interest college loans will immediately become available to families through the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, the Patrick administration announced Tuesday.

Open enrollment for non-group health insurance ends August 15

Individuals and families in Massachusetts who want to buy health insurance on their own, outside of an employer's plan or government-subsidized program, should do so during an open enrollment period in effect now through August 15.

Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank celebrates 25 years with photo contest

The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank commission is celebrating the agency's 25 year mark by inviting the public to enter a photography scavenger hunt.

Cottagers plan annual Oak Bluffs historic house tour

Cottagers Incorporated, a group of professional African-American women formed in 1956, will hold its 28th annual tour of historic houses in Oak Bluffs from 10 am to 3 pm, Thursday, July 21.

Vineyard Cup promises large fleet, hearty parties

More than 80 boats of every size and class have been registered for this weekend's Vineyard Cup, and organizer Sail Martha's Vineyard expects more by the time registration closes.

Misbehavior math – six arrests of five people in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs police arrested five people, one of them twice, while responding to 78 calls over the weekend.

Tisbury EMT sponsors mobile phone safety pledge

The Tisbury Volunteer Ambulance Association is calling on Island drivers, especially young drivers, to take a pledge vowing not to use mobile phones while driving.

Carl Watt appointed to Edgartown library board

Edgartown selectmen unanimously appointed Carl Watt, chairman of the library building committee, to the library board of trustees at their Monday meeting.

Chilmark’s emergency siren will wail at noon

The distinctive sound of the Chilmark fire siren and noon whistle will once again sound over the pastoral up-Island landscape.

Watch for new parking signs on Tisbury’s Main Street

Be on the lookout for new parking signs on Vineyard Haven's Main Street in the next week to 10 days, warns department of public works Fred LaPiana.

OB selectmen not buying Tony’s Market plea to reverse parking ban

Oak Bluffs selectmen decided not to reverse new parking regulations voted at their

Edgartown selectmen honor lifeguards for actions in fatal accident

Edgartown selectmen Monday honored town lifeguards for their valiant but ultimately unsuccessful efforts to save a Watertown man who died in a

Nathaniel Packer, 10, takes VFW fluke derby crown with 10.1

A ten-year-old bested some of the Island's hardest fishermen in the 12th annual VFW fluke derby this past weekend.

Oak Bluffs draws emergency funds for accountant, but action delayed

Oak Bluffs selectmen got a good talking to and $30,000 to hire a town accountant, a post unfilled since October last year.

Tisbury selectmen approve funds for housing study

The Tisbury selectmen voted Tuesday night to contribute $2,700 towards an Island-wide housing needs study, despite misgivings about its funding.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital honors the man behind the scenes

The man who guided the new Martha's Vineyard Hospital building project to completion was honored in a small ceremony on June 30.

Tisbury officials fuss over ‘hoo rah’ sign removal, to no effect

Tisbury selectmen did not say hooray after zoning officer Ken Barwick removed the plywood "Hoo Rah for Bill" sign.

For want of a few words, Martha’s Vineyard towns lose $2M grant

A glitch in the grant application process means the Island will lose federal subsidies for child care and home improvement.

West Tisbury

I think of all the flowers in my garden the day lily is my favorite.