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


A new town line was drawn between Aquinnah and Chilmark earlier this year. In a quiet ceremony late last week, a handful of Aquinnah residents marked the moment.

A proposal by the town selectmen to change the board of assessors from elected to appointed positions has brought simmering tensions to a boil in the Island’s smallest town.


Reconvening their special town meeting, Aquinnah voters agreed to pay for improvements at the town beach and the Aquinnah Circle.

The special town meeting meeting is now set for Nov. 29. Money for a long-planned walkway at Philbin Beach and improvements at the Circle top the warrant.

The Aquinnah Cultural Center is showcasing a new exhibit entitled Messenger Runner.

Established in 1693, the Gay Head Community Baptist Church is the oldest continuously operating Native American Baptist Church in the country.