Oak Bluffs beaches reopen, bacteria counts down

Oak Bluffs health officials Thursday morning reopened Inkwell Beach and Pay Beach in Oak Bluffs, closed since Tuesday because of high bacteria counts. Oak Bluffs health agent Shirley Fauteaux told The Times that the results of water samples taken Wednesday from the two popular beaches along Sea View Avenue showed bacteria levels had fallen within […]

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 […]

Dredge spoils moved to East Chop

The much maligned dredge spoils, stored at the Oak Bluffs town cemetery after citizen outcry led to its removal from Inkwell Beach, has apparently found a final resting place. According to highway department supervisor Richard Combra, the material will be moved to an area of shoreline along East Chop to provide soil for beach grass. […]