Oak Bluffs Quickly Approves Spending, Changes Town Hall Hours

Oak Bluffs voters zipped through a 15-article special town meeting warrant Tuesday evening with surprising speed, passing every measure with little or no dissent and a bare minimum of debate. The meeting lasted less than 22 minutes.

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Oak Bluffs Finds Stable Financial Footing

Small spending requests and a series of regional projects will face Oak Bluffs voters when they convene for their annual town meeting.

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Oak Bluffs Approves Override Budget, Backs New Fire Station
In a show of confidence for the fiscal management of their town, Oak Bluffs voters at their annual town meeting Tuesday approved a large increase in the operating budget and said yes to spending a combined $15 million for a new town hall and fire station.
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Town Hall, Fire Station Projects Top Oak Bluffs Warrant at $15 Million
With newfound financial stability as a backdrop, Oak Bluffs voters will be asked to shoulder some hefty spending items at their annual town meeting this year. And the town operating budget needs an override.
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Downtown Specialists Help Oak Bluffs Find Its Funky Center
Salem is synonymous with witchcraft, Concord with the revolutionary war. But what is the identity of Oak Bluffs? The question was put to community members and state officials recently at a public discussion.
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Oak Bluffs Passes Medical Marijuana Dispensary District

After considerable debate, Oak Bluffs voters approved a bylaw regulating the location of medical marijuana dispensaries at a special town meeting Tuesday night. With the vote, three sites in town will now be included in a medical marijuana overlay district and opened to special permitting.

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Oak Bluffs Gets $2 Million Grant for Sea View Boardwalk
Oak Bluffs will receive $2 million to install a boardwalk along Sea View avenue extension. The state Seaport Advisory Council announced Thursday that the town’s public access improvement project was one of 11 seaport community projects chosen to receive funding.
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Plans Unveiled for New Oak Bluffs Town Hall, Fire Station

Within two years, Oak Bluffs may get a new town hall and a new fire station, if voters agree.

Architects unveiled concept plans for two capital building projects totaling more than $14 million at the town selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night. Town leaders hope to renovate or replace the town hall building on School street as well as construct a larger, more comprehensive fire and emergency services building on Wing Road.

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Brick and Mortar Plan Supported for Oak Bluffs Lot

An Oak Bluffs business owner’s months-long battle with the town to generate income on his property may be nearing resolution.

At meetings spanning the spring and summer, Bill Coggins asked selectmen to support various plans for a Circuit avenue lot he purchased in April. The board discouraged him from pursuing options that included food trucks and retail cars, saying they would compete with brick and mortar businesses and violate a town bylaw that prohibits the exhibition of wares on the street.

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Kids Ready the Reels, Oak Bluffs Fishing Pier Nears Completion
When he was a young boy, Peter Herrmann loved to fish off the Steamship wharf in Oak Bluffs. Before the first boat, and after the ferry stopped running for the winter, Mr. Herrmann and his friends would climb over the fence, fishing rods in hand.
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