Aquinnah Unveils New Town Website
Alex Elvin

The Island’s smallest town is working to come up to speed with the digital era.

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Selectmen Agree to Put Fresnel Lens Question Before Voters
Alex Elvin

A group of Aquinnah residents who want to bring the original lens from the Gay Head Light home to Aquinnah brought their case before the town selectmen this week.

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Aquinnah Elects Gary Haley to Board of Selectmen
Alex Elvin

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

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For Gay Head Light, New Location Brings New Responsibilities
Alex Elvin

The Aquinnah selectmen continued charting a future course for the Gay Head Light, discussing a possible revision of the lightkeeper’s job description.

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Aquinnah Revives Parks and Recreation Committee
Alex Elvin

Aquinnah selectmen on Tuesday voted to reestablish a town parks and recreation commission — the first in several years — to help oversee the Gay Head Light and other key properties in town.

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Aquinnah Selectman Back Plastic Bag Ban
Alex Elvin

The selectmen on Tuesday strongly backed a proposed bylaw to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in town. The idea will be voted on at the annual town meeting.

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Pizza, Baseball, Selectmen's Meeting: All in a Day for New Town Leader
Remy Tumin

Juli Vanderhoop runs the Orange Peel Bakery, her home business in Aquinnah, and is a busy single mom. And last week she took her place in as the newest member of the Aquinnah board of selectman.

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Julianne Vanderhoop Wins Aquinnah Selectman's Race
Remy Tumin

Julianne Vanderhoop unseated incumbent Aquinnah selectman Beverly Wright in the annual town election Wednesday. The vote was 93 to 69.

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Its Up-Island Neighbors Urge Aquinnah to Appeal on Judge's Wampanoag Decision

The Aquinnah selectmen heard a distinct plea from their up-Island
neighbors this week to formally appeal the recent superior court
decision that found the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) cannot be
sued because of sovereign immunity.

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Aquinnah Selectmen Will Seek Bylaw to Regulate Energy Use
Ian Fein

Aquinnah Selectmen Will Seek Bylaw to Regulate Energy Use

By IAN FEIN

With the energy demands of large homes a growing concern across the
Island, Aquinnah selectmen this week unanimously endorsed a regulation
that would require new homes over a certain size to include renewable
energy sources such as solar panels or wind turbines.

"This is an important measure," selectman James Newman
said at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, after proposing the energy
requirement. "And I think that this community should be a leader
on the issue."

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