Hearing on Moped Bill Is Postponed
Steve Myrick

A hearing at the Massachusetts state house on a bill that would allow the town of Oak Bluffs to ban moped rentals has been postponed. The hearing was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

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With Legislation Stalled, Moped Businesses Keep Rolling Along
Steve Myrick
Despite a legislative initiative to ban the rental of mopeds it appears Oak Bluffs is driving, with hardly a wobble, toward another summer with mopeds on Island roadways.
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Home Rule Petition on Mopeds Starts Over in State Legislature
Noah Asimow

The latest effort to curb rental mopeds in the town of Oak Bluffs has seen a setback after a home rule petition died on Beacon Hill in December. The bill was refiled at the start of the 2019 legislative session.

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Driver of Rented Moped Injured in Saturday Accident
Holly Pretsky

Island police responded to incidents over the weekend that included a moped accident with injuries, a rental scam and public nudity.

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Selectmen Renew Moped Rentals
Steve Myrick

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted Tuesday to renew the operating licenses of three moped rental companies.

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Noelle Lambert Back on College Lacrosse Field
Steve Myrick

The junior attacker from Londonderry, N.H., scored in her first game since the day she lost her leg in a moped accident on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Oak Bluffs to Vote on Home Rule Petition to Ban Mopeds
Landry Harlan

On April 10, Oak Bluffs voters will decide whether to petition the Massachusetts legislature for special home rule legislation that would allow the town to ban mopeds rentals and leases in town.

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Two Injured in Collision Involving Moped, VTA Bus
Sara Brown

Two visitors are recovering from injuries after a Wednesday evening head-on moped crash with a Vineyard Transit Authority bus in Oak Bluffs.

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Open for Business Again, Moped Dealer Reflects
Heather Hamacek
On Saturday morning, mopeds were once again available for rent in Oak Bluffs — the first day of being open since a dustup with the town over license renewals ended in a court win for the dealers last week.
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Selectmen Renew Licenses for Three Oak Bluffs Moped Dealers
Sara Brown

Mopeds will be available to rent again in Oak Bluffs this summer, perhaps as soon as this weekend, following a court order late last week clearing the way for three dealerships to receive licenses.

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