With Legislation Stalled, Moped Businesses Keep Rolling Along
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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Moped Report

Good news: the long-sought home rule petition to prohibit rental mopeds has been filed by our state representative.

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Selectmen Renew Moped Rentals

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

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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Woman Hospitalized After Moped Accident
Sara Brown

A New York woman was taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Monday following a moped accident in Edgartown, according to police.

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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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