Aquinnah Affordable Apartments are Complete

Island Housing Trust along with numerous other Island groups have completed construction on four affordable apartments at Carl Widdis Way in Aquinnah.

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Aquinnah Calls Town Meeting to Reconsider School Budget, Turf Petitions

The select board voted this week to set a town meeting for June 14 at 7 p.m. in the Aquinnah town hall.

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Kinship Heals Purchases Land for Domestic Violence Shelter

Kinship Heals, a Native-run nonprofit domestic violence program, closed on a property in Aquinnah that will eventually become a food pantry, domestic violence shelter, and ceremonial site for members of the Wampanoag tribe of Gay Head.

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Crunch III Reduces 44 Cars to Hunks of Steaming Junk

“It seems like total destruction the only solution.” - Bob Marley.

Alan Trustman, who write the screenplay for Bullitt, once told a group of college students interested in movie writing that almost nothing tickled the average American more than watching wanton destruction of valuable personal property. Don’t ask me to explain it, he said, but Americans can’t get enough of glass breaking and car crashing.

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June Manning, Tribal Elder, Longtime Gazette Columnist

The matriarch of Aquinnah who was deeply rooted in her small town at the western edge of the Vineyard but in a sense called everywhere home because of her welcoming spirit, died Monday.

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State Grant Goes to Aquinnah for Lighthouse Project

The town of Aquinnah will receive nearly $50,000 from the state to complete a walking path that connects the shops at the cliffs with the lighthouse overlook

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U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Town in Casino Case

In a pivotal decision, the high court upheld a lower court ruling that requires the Wampanoag tribe to obtain building permits for a planned bingo hall in Aquinnah.

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Tribe-Town Case Over Casino Stays Stalled After Death of Judge

The death of a longtime U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals judge has left a high-stakes case involving a proposed Aquinnah Wampanoag gaming facility on the Island in limbo.

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Right Whales Seen in Waters Off Gay Head
Mark Alan Lovewell

One of the rarest creatures on the earth, the endangered right whale, was seen near the Vineyard Tuesday. The sighting off the Gay Head Cliffs is for the record books, a first for the Vineyard in a long time.

The Northeast Right Whale is one of the world’s most endangered marine mammals, with only slightly more than 300 known to be in existence. One was observed from an airplane while it was feeding.

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New Light House at Gay Head
Vineyard Gazette

We learn from Samuel Flanders, Esq., that a light house is to be erected at Gay Head the coming fall. It is to be located about five or six rods back of the present one. The light, at an altitude of 60 feet, will be seen by mariners over Noman’s Land, which will be of great service. A new dwelling house is also to be erected. An appropriation of $13,000 was made at the last session of Congress to cover the expense of constructing these buildings.


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