Oak Bluffs Names Interim Fire Chief
Aaron Wilson
Oak Bluffs has named Martin Greene, former Bourne fire chief, to be the town’s interim fire chief. A veteran firefighter from just over the bridge on Cape Cod, Mr. Greene was the unanimous choice of the Oak Buffs selectmen.
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Oak Bluffs Seeks Interim Fire Chief
Aaron Wilson
With a search under way for an interim fire chief, Oak Bluffs town leaders said Tuesday a short-term plan is beginning to take shape.
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With Fire Department in Transition, Oak Bluffs Turns to Neighboring Towns
Aaron Wilson
Oak Bluffs selectmen said this week they have begun networking with other fire department heads, on Island and on Cape Cod, as they map a transition plan for the fire department.
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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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As Firehouse Crisis Deepens, Oak Bluffs Selectmen Scramble
Noah Asimow

The Oak Bluffs fire and EMS department tumbled through a week of turmoil and transition, beginning with the resignation of fire chief John Rose.

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Selectmen Meet With Fire Department
Noah Asimow

In a hastily called emergency session, Oak Bluffs selectmen met Saturday with approximately 35 members of the fire and EMT staff.

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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's Statement on Fire Department Matters
What follows is the complete text of the statement read by Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday night.
 
In an effort to reassure that the town is acting responsibly in regard to complaints involving the fire chief, the following points should be made:
 
Management Issues
 
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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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