Federal Judge Allows Injunction, Temporarily Halting Work on Aquinnah Casino

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.

Tribe Takes First Step to Serve Alcohol in Gambling Hall Planned for Aquinnah

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has taken initial steps to be able to serve alcohol at its planned gambling facility on tribal land, a move bound to stir more controversy over the project.

Tribal Chairman Smack in Middle of Legal Fight Over Casino

Tobias Vanderhoop is in the middle of a legal fight to determine whether the Wampanoag tribe has the legal authority to convert its community center into a class II gambling facility. He was recently deposed by a cluster of attorneys for a federal lawsuit.

Tribal Council Elders, Youth Rally Cause Against Casino

Wampanoag tribal elders, families with young children, town officials and others are calling for greater public participation to block efforts by the Wampanoag tribe to build a casino in Aquinnah. A public meeting was held Saturday at the Aquinnah Old Town Hall.

Aquinnah Goes to Court to Block Casino; Tribe Blasts Town

A federal judge has scheduled a July 28 hearing on the town of Aquinnah’s bid for a court order to block all construction work converting a community center into a gambling facility by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

Tribe Will Take a New Vote on Aquinnah Casino Question

Members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) who oppose a casino have successfully petitioned for another vote on the issue at the tribe’s general membership meeting next month, officials confirmed last night. Voting takes place on August 16.

Failed Aquaculture Grant Had Eyed Aquinnah Tribal Lands for Study

An ambitious grant proposal that may have benefitted the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) was recently turned down in the early phases of an application process that involved research communities in the United States and China.

Building Inspector Warns Wampanoag Tribe to Halt Construction on Casino

The town of Aquinnah today delivered a cease and desist letter to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), warning it to halt any work on a gaming hall because the tribe lacks a town building permit and such a project is prohibited by local zoning bylaws.

Aquinnah Issues Cease and Desist Order to Tribe to Halt Work on Casino

The Aquinnah selectmen will send a formal cease and desist letter to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) asking the tribe to halt all activity to convert the tribal community center to a gambling hall.

Wampanoag Tribe Puts Martha's Vineyard Casino on Fast Track; Aquinnah Selectmen Call Closed-Door Meeting

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.

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