Two Plastic Reduction Initiatives in Oak Bluffs
Aaron Wilson
Voters will face a choice this spring for how best to reduce the use of plastic: study the issue for a year, or adopt an outright ban on the sale of small-sized plastic bottles.
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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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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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Young Candidates Step Up for Selectman Races
Noah Asimow
There are 20 Island selectmen, the vast majority of them over 60. But with the deadline still a month away for filing nomination papers, three young candidates have already declared that they will be running.
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Oak Bluffs Moves Ahead on Town Hall Project, Hears Pitch to Ban Plastic Bottles
Noah Asimow
The Oak Bluffs town hall renovation project has taken another step forward, after selectmen voted Tuesday to hire an owner’s project manager.
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Selectmen Move Lampposts from One Avenue to Another
Will Sennott
Oak Bluffs selectmen approved the installation of six historic lampposts on the right side of Circuit avenue at their meeting Tuesday.
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Oak Bluffs Sets Tax Rate
Will Sennott

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted Tuesday to approve a tax rate of $7.44 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, a 3.25 per cent decrease.

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Oak Bluffs Leads the Way on Eliminating Library Fines
Will Sennott

Starting in January, library fines are expected to be a thing of the past in Oak Bluffs after the town selectmen agreed to eliminate fines for overdue books.

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Oak Bluffs Mixed-Use Plan Gets Five Thumbs Down
Louisa Hufstader

A proposed mixed-use building project at 3 Uncas avenue in Oak Bluffs has not found favor with the town selectmen, who voted 5-0 Tuesday to oppose it.

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Oak Bluffs Selectmen Hear Summer Recap
Will Sennott

A report card on late bar closings, staff shortages for highway, fire and police, and mooring management in town waters were all topics for discussion with town department heads this week.

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