Police Release Report on Fatal Moped Accident
Chilmark police have released a report on a fatal moped accident that occurred on South Road in late August, providing harrowing details of the accident and its response. A state police accident reconstruction report remains pending.
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Selectmen Blame State Legislators for Languishing Moped Bill
Oak Bluffs selectmen slammed the Cape and Islands state legislative delegation Tuesday over a long-stalled home rule petition to ban rental mopeds in town.
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Car Crash and Heavy Winds Cause Weekend Power Outages
It was a turbulent weekend on State Road, with a car crash and strong winds downing trees and power lines, causing traffic diversions in Tisbury and West Tisbury.
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Police Release More Details After Fatal Moped Crash
Chilmark police are continuing to investigate a fatal moped accident on South Road that claimed the life of a 20-year-old woman and left a 20-year-old man with serious injuries.
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Moped Crash at Seawall Sends Two to the Hospital
A moped operator was seriously injured Friday afternoon after losing control and crashing near the seawall in Oak Bluffs.
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Moped Dealers Testify Against Home Rule Petition
Noah Asimow
Two Oak Bluffs moped dealers gave impassioned testimony at the state house on Thursday against a home rule petition that would allow the town to regulate the scooters.
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Legislative Committee Set to Hear Moped Bill
Noah Asimow
A bill that would allow the town of Oak Bluffs to ban rental mopeds is set for a hearing on Beacon Hill this morning. The home rule petition will come before the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
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Mopeds on the Decline, But Numbers Are Mixed
Noah Asimow
With the moped rental season set to end Oct. 14, residents and town officials are reporting far fewer of the scooters on Island roads compared with seasons past.
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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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