Mark Alan Lovewell
One of the rarest creatures on the earth, the endangered right whale, was seen near the Vineyard Tuesday.
Right whales
National Marine Fisheries Service


Aquinnah voters elected Jim Newman to a sixth term as selectman at the annual town election Wednesday. Mr. Newman won a three-way race for the seat with 80 votes.

The Vineyard’s spring political season draws to an end Tuesday night as Aquinnah gathers for its annual town meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

A $5 million budget, a home-rule petition to ban herbicide use and educational and retirement expenses are set to come before Aquinnah voters Tuesday.

Three candidates are running for a single seat on the Aquinnah board of selectmen this year, each longtime town residents with differing visions for the future.

Aquinnah voters Tuesday night took the first step toward changing their town assessors from elected to an appointed board and agreed to spend money on improvements around the Gay Head Light.

Improvements around Gay Head Light and changing town assessors from elected to appointed will come before Aquinnah voters at a special town meeting Tuesday.