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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Selectmen Hear Concerns from Summer Taxpayers
Holly Pretsky

The state of public bathrooms, the public beach, loitering and noise from the bowling alley were all aired at the annual summer taxpayer meeting.

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Plastic-Free MV Takes Mission Down-Island
Holly Pretsky

After an initiative to ban plastic bottles passed up-Island, students from Plastic Free MV are setting their sights on the three down-Island towns.

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Oak Bluffs, Eversource Come to Terms Over Battery Storage
Holly Pretsky

The town of Oak Bluffs has reached agreement with Eversource that will allow work to continue on an energy storage facility in the town. The battery storage facility will be capable of storing 14.7 megawatts.

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Oak Bluffs Names New Shellfish Constable
Holly Pretsky

Chuck Fisher, who served as deputy shellfish constable for five years, will succeed retiring constable David Grunden.

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Selectmen Vote to Remove Plaques from Civil War Monument
Noah Asimow

At a public forum Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously agreed adopt the Martha’s Vineyard NAACP’s recommendation.

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