Yearly Archives: 2011

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.