Legislative Committee Set to Hear Moped Bill

A bill that would allow the town of Oak Bluffs to ban rental mopeds is set for a hearing on Beacon Hill this morning. The home rule petition will come before the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

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Mopeds on the Decline, But Numbers Are Mixed

With the moped rental season set to end Oct. 14, residents and town officials are reporting far fewer of the scooters on Island roads compared with seasons past.

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Hearing on Moped Bill Is Postponed

A hearing at the Massachusetts state house on a bill that would allow the town of Oak Bluffs to ban moped rentals has been postponed. The hearing was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

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With Legislation Stalled, Moped Businesses Keep Rolling Along

Despite a legislative initiative to ban the rental of mopeds it appears Oak Bluffs is driving, with hardly a wobble, toward another summer with mopeds on Island roadways.

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Home Rule Petition on Mopeds Starts Over in State Legislature

The latest effort to curb rental mopeds in the town of Oak Bluffs has seen a setback after a home rule petition died on Beacon Hill in December. The bill was refiled at the start of the 2019 legislative session.

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Driver of Rented Moped Injured in Saturday Accident

Island police responded to incidents over the weekend that included a moped accident with injuries, a rental scam and public nudity.

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Moped Report

Good news: the long-sought home rule petition to prohibit rental mopeds has been filed by our state representative.

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Selectmen Renew Moped Rentals

Oak Bluffs selectmen voted Tuesday to renew the operating licenses of three moped rental companies.

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Noelle Lambert Back on College Lacrosse Field

The junior attacker from Londonderry, N.H., scored in her first game since the day she lost her leg in a moped accident on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Oak Bluffs to Vote on Home Rule Petition to Ban Mopeds
Landry Harlan

On April 10, Oak Bluffs voters will decide whether to petition the Massachusetts legislature for special home rule legislation that would allow the town to ban mopeds rentals and leases in town.

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