Oak Bluffs police heighten security for Illumination Night and fireworks

Oak Bluffs Police plan to tighten security for Illumination Night tonight, August 20, and the Ocean Park fireworks two days later this Friday. Added measures will include limited access points, searches of backpacks, coolers, and bags, strict traffic and parking bans, and more police officers. Illumination Night begins at 8 pm, Wednesday. The fireworks display […]

Marinelli Beach in Oak Bluffs closed

Marinelli Beach, adjacent to the East Chop Beach Club, was closed due to high bacteria counts Tuesday. Oak Bluffs health agent Shirley Fauteaux posted signs at 9 am, Tuesday morning advising beachgoers that the water is unsafe for swimming. A water sample taken Monday showed Enterococci counts of 624 colony forming units per 100 milliliters, […]

Islanders Write Event is Monday: Dedicated to the art, craft and business of writing

When: Monday, August 11, 2014 Where: Grange Hall in West Tisbury Panel discussions upstairs at the Grange Schedule: 8:00-8:45 Morning Edition: Writing for Radio They say radio is the most visual medium. Find out how it’s done. Sean Corcoran, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Rob Rosenthal and Mindy Todd 9:00-9:45 Writing Children’s Books Like Lewis Carroll’s Alice, children’s book authors […]

Oak Bluffs town officials unanimously approve year-end transfers

Oak Bluffs selectmen and the town finance and advisory committee (FINCOM) met on Tuesday to deliberate year-end transfers to cover department shortfalls for the 2014 fiscal year (FY14). The combined boards unanimously approved $99,868 in transfers, which will be paid from the town general fund, the town reserve fund and by inter-department transfers. The police […]

Sengekontacket Pond temporary shellfishing ban extended

A brief rainstorm in the early hours of Thursday morning, July 10, was just enough for shellfish wardens to extend the temporary ban on shellfishing in Sengekontacket Pond, until at least Tuesday, July 15. Rainfall measured 0.28 percent overnight, according to Edgartown shellfish warden Paul Bagnall. Sengekontacket Pond was closed on July 5, when Hurricane […]