The chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) announced that work will begin soon to convert a tribal community center into a gambling hall. Selectmen will hold a special executive session Monday.
On Saturday, all eyes will turn to Edgartown for the Fourth of July. The parade begins at 5 p.m. and the fireworks light up the sky starting at 9 p.m. In between, The Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust will host its annual barbecue at the Dr. Daniel Fisher house on Main street.
The decline of the Vineyard's fisheries has little to do with a lack of fish and more to do with lack of access, Island fishermen say. A new regulatory system tends to favor larger companies that can afford to purchase quota from other fishermen and reinvest in equipment.
With the Fourth of July holiday and peak summer boating season under way, the U.S. Coast Guard, local police departments, and town harbor masters are pledging extra vigilance on the water, enforcing state laws to prevent life-threatening accidents.
The Vineyard may seem far removed from racial violence, but it has not been a silent observer in the struggle for equality. Every summer people from around the country gather here to continue the civil rights discussion.