Gay Head School Out for Summer and for Good
Edith Blake
High on a windy promontory at the end of the Island stands the Gay Head School. It is a one-room school with all the traditional trimmings, from flag to red paint, that one-room schools are supposed to have. Outside there is a playground and a pond, and inside there are actually two rooms, but one is used as a kitchen-storeroom-catch-all sort of place and the other is a classroom.
 
For the past eleven years, Mrs. James Manning has been the teacher at the school, teaching kindergarten through the fourth grade to a varying number of children.
 
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Aquinnah Looks to Outsource Assessor Position
Noah Asimow
Aquinnah moved one step closer to outsourcing its paid assistant assessor position with selectmen voting unanimously to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for its assessor services.
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To Revive the Gay Head Civic Association
Vineyard Gazette
On Sunday afternoon, a meeting was held in Gay Head of former directors and members of the old Gay Head Improvement Association. This organization was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in February of 1914, and for a number of years was active in promoting community welfare in Gay Head.
 
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When Gay Head Was Still Just a District
Vineyard Gazette
A collection of old documents dating far back in the last century has been unearthed in the old Jeffers house at Gay Head by Lorenzo D. Jeffers, the present owner of the estate of his ancestors. These documents consist of letters, ledgers, bills and notations kept by Thomas Jeffers, grandfather of the present owner.
 
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Island Is Special, Secretary Udall Says at Gay Head
Peter S. McGhee
In a friendly but eloquent mixture of encouragement, advice and warning to the whole Island, Secretary of the Interior Steward L. Udall formally dedicated the colorful clay cliffs of Gay Head as a National Landmark on Saturday afternoon.
 
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Aquinnah Sites Reveal 10,000 Years of Wampanoag History
Louisa Hufstader

A 2001 Aquinnah bylaw requiring archaeological reviews of proposed building sites has unearthed scores of significant discoveries.

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Aquinnah Speeds Through Special Town Meeting
Landry Harlan

Aquinnah voters Tuesday night approved $35,000 in school spending during a lightning-fast special town meeting.

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Aquinnah Special Town Meeting Takes Up Funding Requests
Landry Harlan

A special town meeting is set in Aquinnah next week to take up small funding requests that did not make it on the annual warrant last month.

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Aquinnah Officially Turns 20, But Gay Head Name Endures
Landry Harlan
Just over 20 years ago this week, the Island’s smallest town voted to rebrand itself from Gay Head to Aquinnah, the area’s original Native American name.
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Aquinnah Wraps Up Political Season With Messy Town Meeting
Landry Harlan

Confusion over budget line items and missing warrant articles made for a messy annual town meeting in Aquinnah.

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