Oak Bluffs Town Column: April 28

Unless you were around when Ogkeshkuppe was the name the original people gave Oak Bluffs, it would be too much to ask if you were familiar with Quinni-ummuh Street over in Ooh-quiessa near Asanootucket Pond.

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Oak Bluffs Town Column: April 21
Woodrow Wilson was President in April 1917 when we declared war against Germany and Oak Bluffs was 10 years old following our secession.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: April 14
Those with time on their hands waiting for winter to wend its way out and bring spring will want to waste some time with Google Earth.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: April 7
The Massachusetts Historical Commission has information in its archives about the Oak Bluffs High School that was built in 1934-1935 as a junior/senior high school.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: March 31

Fortunately Robert Morris Copeland and his partner of the time, H.W.Cleveland, lost the competition to design New York’s Central Park and wound up designing what became Oak Bluffs’ Cottage City Historic District instead.

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Oak Bluffs Town Column: March 24
I attended the open house back in February at the hand-me-down town hall and while roaming around the sad building curiosity once again got the best of me.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: March 17
East Chop’s Chris Rowan located an interesting old postcard of a house we’re not quite sure of with a sign, Bellevue, and handwritten notes saying “Sanitarium, Oak Bluffs, Mass” and “Temahigan Road.”
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: Jan. 8
The new year is a time for reflection. 2015 was a great year for Oak Bluffs, among the best since secession in 1880. According to the census, as of January 2015 we’re a town of 4,810 people with 4,346 housing units, 2,357 of which are vacant. This punctuates the fact that 54 per cent of our taxpayers who don’t live here year round are often under represented when it comes to voting.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: May 23
You may have forgotten how blue the sky can get. Fresh paint in the hot sun smells great, unless you’re the one with the brush of course. And then comes the rainbow colors of cars parked at State Beach.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: May16
If you’re here, take a ride — just about every building on Circuit avenue is being updated. If you’re longing for your return trip, it will be finished when you arrive.
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