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Cape Cod 5 to drop overdraft fees

Cape Cod 5 announced in a press release it will eliminate overdraft fees, and insufficient fund fees will be eliminated from all consumer and...

A guide to safe biking for Islanders and visitors

To the Editor: Spring has burst forth, and people are increasingly getting outside for walks and bike rides. The annual influx of visitors is underway,...

O.B. agrees to fly the Progress Pride flag

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The Oak Bluffs select board approved the raising of the Progress Pride flag on town property in a 4-1 vote on Tuesday with select...

Chilmark paves way for housing bank

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By 257 votes to 69, Chilmark voters cast the deciding votes to send the proposed housing bank legislation to Beacon Hill. The election, which...

Medicare Savings Programs

Do you want to save money on your Medicare coverage?  Medicare Savings Programs (also known as “MassHealth buy-in” programs) are programs that help older...

Up-Island Council on Aging

508-693-2896 Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm. Closed holidays Joyce Albertine, Director Bethany Hammond, Assistant Director Susan Merrill, Outreach Coordinator Jennie Gadowski, Administrative Assistant Exciting & Yummy News...

Elder Law with Frank and Mary: Protecting your spouse

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There are two important strategies for couples to consider that would need to be done while both of you are alive. Qualifying for MassHealth If you...

Edgartown Council on Aging

The Edgartown Council on Aging serves as an information and referral source to long-term services and supports available to older adults.  Masks are required...

Veterans’ Corner – May 2022

When I was discharged from the U.S. Army, I was told how important the DD-214 (separation paperwork) was, but I didn’t think much about...

MVC4L’s Family Caregiver and Dementia Support Services

The Family Caregiver Support Program advocates for caregivers, provides information and referral to programs and services in support of your caregiving efforts, and has...

Tisbury Council on Aging

55 Plus Tisbury MAY 2022  Classes and activities are in session. We provide services, supports, food distribution, wellness and blood pressure clinic,  diabetes support, and fuel...

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging

21 Wamsutta Ave. Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts 02557  Tel 508-693-4509   Fax 508-693-7655  Rose M. Cogliano, Administrator 508-693-4509, ext. 3  Kristine Kokoszka, Outreach Coordinator 508-693-4509, ext. 4 May Highlights  Weekly...

Paul C. Jackson

Paul C. Jackson, 87, of Edgartown, passed away on April 17, 2022. He was the husband of Ellen O'Brien and the late Mary E....

David K. Abbe

David K. Abbe of Falmouth passed peacefully in Boston on April 6, 2022.  David was born in Albany, N.Y., moved to Roanoke, Va., and spent...

Peter W. Yoars

Peter W. Yoars, 85, of Oak Bluffs, died on April 21, 2022, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital of natural causes.  Born in Great Neck, Long Island,...

Dagmar Dockery

Dagmar Janet (Niven) Dockery, 81, of Vineyard Haven, formerly of Essex Fells and Chatham, N.J., passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 10,...

Don Berube

Don Berube died peacefully at age 80 on April 3, 2022, with his wife by his side. Don was born on October 4, 1941, to...

Services Thursday, Friday, for Shawn Andre Cordwell

Shawn Andre Cordwell, 53, of New Bedford and Oak Bluffs, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 18, 2022, at his Vineyard residence. Shawn graduated from West...

Author Ben Shattuck follows in Thoreau’s footsteps

Ben Shattuck, author of the newly released “Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau,” will give an author talk at the West...

‘Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America’

The exhibit “Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America'' made its North American debut earlier this month at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Visitors...