Gay Head
Vineyard Gazette
The following is a copy of the bill incorporating the new town of Gay Head.
 
Sect. 1. The district of Gay Head is hereby abolished, and the territory comprised therein is hereby incorporated into a town by the name of Gay Head. And said town of Gay Head is hereby invested with all the powers, privileges, rights and immunities, and subject to all the duties and requisitions to which other towns are entitled and subject by the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth.
 
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Federal Court Issues Stay in Casino Case, Allowing Time for Last Appeal
John H. Kennedy

A federal appeals court this week temporarily froze the effect of its ruling that the Aquinnah tribe has the legal authority to operate a gambling hall on the Vineyard.

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Aquinnah Narrowly Approves Budget Override, Elects Adam Wilson Assessor
Alex Elvin

Outgoing town administrator Adam Wilson was elected to a seat on the board of assessors and a $110,000 budget override passed by one vote at the Aquinnah town election Wednesday.

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Alex Elvin

Town meeting season came to a rowdy end on Tuesday, with voters in Aquinnah sparring over everything from salaries to the rising tax rate. Ongoing tensions in town hall set the pace for the meeting, which spanned more than three and a half hours.

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Julia Wells

Budget overflow and simmering tensions in town hall are expected to thread the agenda next week when Aquinnah voters gather for their annual town meeting and election.

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Aquinnah Town Administrator Resigns
Julia Wells

Town administrator Adam Wilson will resign his post to take another job. Announced at the selectmen’s meeting Monday night, the resignation comes during a time of internal turmoil and tension at town hall.

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Alex Elvin

A new town line was drawn between Aquinnah and Chilmark earlier this year. In a quiet ceremony late last week, a handful of Aquinnah residents marked the moment.

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Aquinnah Assessors Spar With Selectmen Over Authority
Alex Elvin

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Aquinnah Backs Spending for Improvements at Philbin Beach, Circle
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