Aquinnah Property Owner Fined for Tree Cutting
A former Aquinnah homeowner has been fined $15,000 for topping approximately 20 large-growth trees in and around his property, including four on town land, without a permit.
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Hearing Set for Selectman on Conflict Charges
The state ethics commission has scheduled a public hearing for October after a show cause order alleged Aquinnah selectman Gary Haley violated conflict of interest laws.
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Thomas Murphy Wins Seat on Aquinnah Select Board
Aquinnah will have new leadership on two town boards after Thomas Murphy won a seat on the select board, and Kathy Newman narrowly ousted incumbent Jim Glavin on the board of health.
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Three Vie for Aquinnah Select Board Seat in Town Election
Adrian Higgins, Thomas Murphy and Nancy Gilson Slate are all running for the Aquinnah select board seat in the annual town election today. Polls are open from noon to 8 p.m.
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Moshup Trail Talks Fail; Land Taking Will Proceed
Yvonne Guzman

The Gay Head selectmen voted yesterday to take the property of Andrew and Brenda Warshaw through eminent domain, seizing the couple's retirement property but shielding the rare geology and wildlife of the Moshup Trail.

The taking of the Warshaw land was authorized by voters at a special town meeting Dec. 7. But since then, a selectmen's vote has repeatedly been postponed, as the community has struggled with questions about fairness. The Warshaws were not notified of the town meeting.

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Aquinnah Selectman Cited by State Ethics Commission
The state ethics commission has issued a show cause order alleging Aquinnah selectman Gary Haley violated conflict of interest laws during electrical work at the Aquinnah Circle.
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Aquinnah Selects Island Housing Trust to Develop Affordable Apartments
The Aquinnah selectmen voted Friday to use housing trust as the developer in a planned affordable apartment complex behind town hall.
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Bay Scalloping Extended in Aquinnah
Bay scalloping will be extended in Aquinnah for another two weeks. Scallop season will now run to April 30.
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Jim Newman Decides to Hand the Reins to a New Selectman
Aaron Wilson
After 18 years as an Aquinnah selectman, Jim Newman has decided the best way to continue to serve the tiny up-Island town he loves is to step aside for someone new to take his seat.
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Aquinnah Seeks Developer for Affordable Apartments
A request for proposals will go out for a developer for new affordable housing units behind the Aquinnah town hall, after a vote by selectmen Tuesday.
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