Search Begins for New Oak Bluffs Fire Chief
Aaron Wilson
The search for a new fire chief has begun in Oak Bluffs after selectmen signed off on a list of criteria this week recommended by the town’s interim emergency management team.
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Fire Chief Compensation Package Released
Noah Asimow
Former Oak Bluffs fire and EMS chief John Rose will receive around $100,000 in a retirement package that includes a lump-sum payout and other perks.
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Oak Bluffs Fire Chief Resigns
Noah Asimow
John Rose, the embattled Oak Bluffs fire chief who has been under pressure for months following allegations of misconduct, has agreed to resign.
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Oak Bluffs Ambulance Fund Comes Under Scrutiny
Noah Asimow

For much of the past decade, the Oak Bluffs ambulance reserve fund has held hundreds of thousands of dollars for the town.

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Oak Bluffs Selectmen Stick to a Statement On Firehouse Controversy
Noah Asimow
Under pressure to clarify the status of fire chief John Rose following a settlement involving sexual harassment claims, selectmen stood behind their embattled department head.
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Selectmen Were Uncertain Over Handling of Fire Chief Matter
Noah Asimow
Meeting over a period of months beginning last summer, the Oak Bluffs selectmen were deeply torn over whether to fire John Rose for inappropriate behavior and lying about it, executive session minutes show.
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FBI Inquiry Focuses on Oak Bluffs Fire Department
Barry Stringfellow and Noah Asimow
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an inquiry into the Oak Bluffs EMS and fire department, multiple sources familiar with the investigation have confirmed.
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Oak Bluffs Settles Sexual Harassment Claims Against Town Fire Chief
Noah Asimow

The town has settled sexual harassment and discrimination claims against its fire chief John Rose, agreeing to pay former fire department administrator Cynthia Hatt $97,500.

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