As Youth Tennis Plans Changes, Selectmen Have Questions
Holly Pretsky

The Oak Bluffs selectmen were full of questions this week about planned changes to the Vineyard Youth Tennis program.

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Selectmen Test Idea for Uniform Taxi Regulations
Steve Myrick

Oak Bluffs selectmen this week proposed new taxi regulations for the town, and suggested that all Vineyard towns adopt the same rules.

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Court Clerk Upholds Order to Euthanize Dogs

A superior court clerk magistrate has upheld an order by the Oak Bluffs selectmen to humanely euthanize two pit bulls that attacked another dog.

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Oak Bluffs Faces Budget Shortfall
Steve Myrick
Facing a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year fueled by education costs, health insurance and salaries, Oak Bluffs town administrator Bob Whritenour is recommending a $750,000 general override at the annual town meeting in April.
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Selectmen Order Two Dogs Euthanized Following Attack
Steve Myrick

Oak Bluffs selectmen ordered two dogs euthanized Tuesday evening.

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Oak Bluffs Hires Police Officer, Adjudicates Dog Complaints
Steve Myrick

Oak Bluffs selectmen made a number of appointments, hired a new full time police officer, and adjudicated two separate complaints about dogs in the same Pond View neighborhood at their regular Tuesday meeting.

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Veteran Proposes War Memorial
W.C. Platt
Nothing was simple about the war in Viet Nam. That era divided our society, and offered no easy answers for those who fought or for those who did not. Now 14 years have passed since the fall of Saigon, and more than 25 years since the war began, though it is even hard to pinpoint the beginning of that conflict.
 
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Sparks Fly as Selectmen Split EMS, Firefighting Departments
Steve Myrick

Against a bitter backdrop of union contract negotiations and charges of unfair labor practices, Oak Bluffs selectmen voted Tuesday to separate the functions of emergency medical service (EMS) personnel from call firefighters.

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Selectmen Approve Oyster Upweller, Hear Storm Report
Alex Elvin

Cottage City Oysters hopes to boost production next year with a new upweller, and selectmen said the storm last week caused minor damage.

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Oak Bluffs Selectmen Look at Public Park Use
Alex Elvin

Oak Bluffs officials have begun weighing their options for how to further regulate parties, fundraisers and other events on public parks and beaches.

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