Three Candidates Vie for Two Seats on Oak Bluffs Board of Selectmen
Alex Elvin

Michael Santoro, Walter Vail, and Brian Packish, all current or former businessmen with years of experience in town hall, are vying for two seats on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen at next week's town election.

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Oak Bluffs Takes Step Towards Creating Cultural District
Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs took another step toward creating a town cultural district Tuesday as selectmen gave the green light to the proposal after several weeks of discussion.

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Size Matters for Bag Ban in Oak Bluffs
Sara Brown
Oak Bluffs voters could face dueling plastic bag ban bylaws at their annual town meeting, with business owners and conservation leaders offering their own proposals.
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Despite Some Pushback, Oak Bluffs Stays the Course on Deer Hunt Idea
Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday decided to stay the course after revisiting their decision to back an expanded deer hunting season on the Island.

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Oak Bluffs Follows Cultural District Trend
Sara Brown

Preliminary plans are underway to designate part of Oak Bluffs as a cultural district, a special state designation. The Aquinnah Circle and Vineyard Haven Harbor were recently designated districts.

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Oak Bluffs Appointment to MVC Stalls
Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs selectmen again postponed a decision about their appointment to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission after lengthy discussion Tuesday.

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Town Orders Formal Report on Island Theatre
Sara Brown

Selectmen will commission a report on how much it would cost to bring the crumbling, 101-year-old Island Theatre into a safe state.

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Oak Bluffs Police Chief to Town Meeting Critics: We Hear You
Steve Myrick

Responding to criticism about the police department at the annual town meeting, Erik Blake plans initiatives to improve community relations.

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Oak Bluffs Voters to Weigh in on Windemere Road Access Plan
Heather Hamacek

Oak Bluffs voters will be asked to accept Hospital Road as the new public access into the Windemere neighborhood at the April town meeting, selectmen decided this week.

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Oak Bluffs Selectmen Pull Plastic Bag Ban from Town Meeting Warrant
Steve Myrick

After hearing from town business owners who opposed a proposed plastic bag ban as too costly and inconvenient, Oak Bluffs selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday not to include the measure on the April town meeting warrant.

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