Oak Bluffs Clears the Way for Shared-Use Path
After weeks of delay, the Oak Bluffs select board signed off on an agreement with the state Tuesday that clears the way for construction of a shared-use path running from the Lagoon Pond drawbridge to County Road at Eastville avenue.
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Oak Bluffs Mulls Daytime Mooring Fees in Town Harbor
Exercise classes in public parks will have to be free but daytime mooring slips may not be in the future, the Oak Bluffs select board decided at their weekly meeting held Tuesday.
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Oak Bluffs Backs Off Approval for Concert Series on the Harbor
After hearing concerns from abutters, the Oak Bluffs select board indefinitely delayed plans for an outdoor concert series on the Oak Bluffs harbor at a brief meeting Monday.
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Oak Bluffs Names Deborah Potter New Town Administrator
The Oak Bluffs select board named town accountant Deborah Potter as their new town administrator Tuesday, after reviewing candidates both internal and external during an extended two-day interview process this week.
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Two Major Affordable Housing Projects Take a Leap Forward
Two major projects on the Island cleared key hurdles when select boards in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs awarded separate bids to the nonprofit Island Housing Trust (IHT) and its Boston partner.
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Bid Awarded for Oak Bluffs Streetscape Project
A straw poll taken at the Oak Bluffs special town meeting proved fruitless, when the select board voted to award a construction bid for the downtown streetscape project Tuesday.
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Oak Bluffs Eyes Return of Fireworks
If the Oak Bluffs fireworks display is ever to return, it will be the town’s responsibility to make it happen, the select board determined Tuesday. The popular late-August event has been on hold for the past two summers.
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Offshore Ale Company Set to be Sold
The Offshore Ale Company is changing hands, with a sale of the popular eatery and its Kennebec avenue building expected to close next month for an undisclosed price. Longtime owners Colleen and Phil McAndrews are selling to Bill and Susan Honeycutt of Medford and Edgartown.
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Oak Bluffs Pushes Ahead on $2.7 Million Downtown Streetscape Plan
Oak Bluffs took another step closer to its ambitious downtown streetscape reconstruction Tuesday, when the select board agreed to issue a request for proposals to rebuild Circuit avenue with wider sidewalks, new trees and planters and parallel parking.
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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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