Oak Bluffs works

The Oak Bluffs Highway Department got right to it, clearing overgrown foliage that created a hazard, the morning after they were asked to do so. — Photo by Barry Stringfellow

They spoke, he listened. On Tuesday evening, August 6, the Oak Bluffs selectmen hosted their annual summer taxpayers meeting — a public forum for seasonal residents to speak their minds to the selectmen, to the town administrator, and to the various department heads.

One seasonal resident expressed concern that the high hedge at the corner of New York and Chapman avenues created a blind spot for people people trying to pull on to New York Avenue, one of the busiest streets in town.

Richard Combra Jr., superintendent of the highway department, said the the problem would be addressed the next day.

As the accompanying photo shows, work began at exactly 8 am on Thursday morning.