Maia Coleman
The Oak Bluffs select board named town accountant Deborah Potter as their new town administrator Tuesday, after reviewing candidates both internal and external during an extended two-day interview process this week.
Oak Bluffs select board
Maia Coleman
The Oak Bluffs select board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a request for proposals (RFP) for a multi-unit affordable housing development along the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road.
Oak Bluffs select board
Affordable housing
Maia Coleman
After hearing concerns from abutters, the Oak Bluffs select board indefinitely delayed plans for an outdoor concert series on the Oak Bluffs harbor at a brief meeting Monday.
Oak Bluffs select board
Noah Asimow
Exercise classes in public parks will have to be free but daytime mooring slips may not be in the future, the Oak Bluffs select board decided at their weekly meeting held Tuesday.
Oak Bluffs select board
Oak Bluffs harbor

2022

A new business, re-imagined festival and a proposal for outdoor seating were all weighed by the Oak Bluffs select board Tuesday as businesses begin to shuffle their strategies, adapting to the fall season.
The Oak Bluffs Select board held a special meeting on August 24 to discuss with Beach Road Weekend proprietor Adam Epstein a schedule of nighttime water taxis from Oak Bluffs to transport festival attendees.
The streets are bustling in Oak Bluffs but as crowds return in earnest this year, striking a balance for outdoor space use in Oak Bluffs has become an ever-present issue for the town’s select board.
The Oak Bluffs select board was found to be in violation of open meeting laws on five occasions from November 2021 to January 2022, a decision from the state attorney general's office shows.
The Oak Bluffs select board discussed diverting ferries in late August to accommodate Beach Road Weekend, but stopped short of endorsing or condemning the idea.
A town-sponsored project to develop 60 units of affordable housing in Oak Bluffs has been reconfigured to protect habitat at the site and could soon be bolstered by a law making its way through Beacon Hill.

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