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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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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Oak Bluffs Shorefront
Vineyard Gazette
About 35,000 cubic yards of sand have been deposited on the beach below Sea View avenue in Oak Bluffs, out of a total of nearly 85,000 yards scheduled to be placed on the beach to rebuild it as part of a $400,000 federal erosion control project now under way.
 
In addition to the beach buildup, a 570-foot stone groin is being built perpendicular to the shore out into Nantucket Sound to reduce further erosion of the town bathing and recreation area.
 
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