A federal judge today enjoined the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) from any construction activity on a planned gambling facility without first obtaining a building permit from the town. Judge F. Dennis Saylor 4th ruled that the town of Aquinnah had met its legal burden.
The Hebrew Center was filled with lyrical verse and open ears Monday for a poetry reading celebrating Peggy Freydberg, who died this spring at 107. Speakers included actresses Mary Steenburgen, Meg Ryan, and Brooke Adams and poet Billy Collins.
The Edgartown Library Board of Trustees has voted to hire Lisa Sherman as the next director of the town’s free public library. She will succeed Jill Hughes, who will step down at the end of August after three years as director. Ms. Sherman is currently the director of the Aquinnah Library.
Edgartown selectmen Monday voted unanimously to transfer ownership of the town’s historic Carnegie Library building to the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, which plans to transform the building into a visitor center and repository for historic books, papers and art.
Recent changes in the state law allowing specialty license plates will make it easier for nonprofits looking to raise money from the plates. This includes Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, which launched a specialty license plate program on the Vineyard this year as a fundraising project.