Moshup Trail Talks Fail; Land Taking Will Proceed

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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Jim Newman Decides to Hand the Reins to a New Selectman
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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Aquinnah Shrinks Quorum for Special Town Meeting
Aquinnah selectmen this week temporarily reduced the town quorum to 10 registered voters for the upcoming special town meeting.
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Aquinnah Sets New Date for Special Town Meeting
Aquinnah selectmen have set Saturday, Dec. 19 as the new date for a special town meeting.
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Aquinnah Sets Dates for Special Town Meeting, Scallop Season
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Aquinnah Debuts EV Charging Stations
Two new electric vehicle charging stations have opened in Aquinnah.
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Lone Star Ticks Have Swarmed Aquinnah, Biologist Says
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Aquinnah Eyes Modest Town Hall Expansion
Aquinnah selectmen agreed Wednesday to begin preliminary plans for a modest expansion of the town hall, including the portion of the building that houses the police department.
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Aquinnah Selectmen Waive the Rent on Shops at Cliffs
Leaseholders at the cliffs shops in Aquinnah will pay no rent this summer, the town selectmen decided this week.
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