State Rep. Dylan Fernandes and former Chilmark police chief Timothy Rich squared off against moped rental business owners at a legislative hearing Tuesday to consider a long-sought bill that would enable Oak Bluffs to ban moped rentals.


Chilmark police have released a report on a fatal moped accident that occurred on South Road in late August, providing harrowing details of the accident and its response. A state police accident reconstruction report remains pending.
Oak Bluffs selectmen slammed the Cape and Islands state legislative delegation Tuesday over a long-stalled home rule petition to ban rental mopeds in town.
It was a turbulent weekend on State Road, with a car crash and strong winds downing trees and power lines, causing traffic diversions in Tisbury and West Tisbury.
Chilmark police are continuing to investigate a fatal moped accident on South Road that claimed the life of a 20-year-old woman and left a 20-year-old man with serious injuries.
A moped operator was seriously injured Friday afternoon after losing control and crashing near the seawall in Oak Bluffs.