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


In the only contested race during Wednesday's town election, Aquinnah voters elected Gary Haley to a three-year term as selectman.

Town meeting season came to a lively end Tuesday when voters in Aquinnah dug in and debated a wide range of issues. Many votes required a standing tally.

A report by students at the Conway School of Landscape Design describes ways to create a tourist-friendly experience and stronger sense of community at the Aquinnah Circle, which attracts some 100,000 visitors each year.

Town meeting season wraps up today as Aquinnah voters gather to take up requests related to the Aquinnah Circle, zoning changes to create more affordable housing and a $4.2 million budget.

A diverse group of Aquinnah residents gathered in the Old Town Hall last week to envision a future for the Island’s farthest outpost. It was the first of two visioning sessions planned for this winter.

The Aquinnah Circle at the westernmost tip of the Vineyard has been named a cultural and historic district by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.