Aquinnah Voters To Revisit Assessor Question
Landry Harlan

Improvements around Gay Head Light and changing town assessors from elected to appointed will come before Aquinnah voters at a special town meeting Tuesday.

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Aquinnah Condo Owners File Suit Against Town
Steve Myrick and Holly Pretsky
A lawsuit pits the town of Aquinnah’s efforts to improve the Gay Head Lighthouse against the rights of nearby condominium residents to enjoy their homes in peace and privacy.
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Guide to the South Road Has Many Landmarks
Vineyard Gazette
South Road, the main artery of travel between eastern and western extremities of the Vineyard is at once outstanding in its natural scenery and its historical associations. Beginning, properly, opposite Parsonage Pond in West Tisbury village, it extends through Chilmark and Gay Head to the lighthouse and the country park on the headland in that town, where thousands go each year to view the famous Gay Head cliffs.
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Menemsha Opening
Vineyard Gazette

The board of Harbor and Land Commissioners seems to have come to a satisfactory understanding on the question of the boundary line between Gay Head and Chilmark. There flows from Menemsha pond a small channel to Vineyard Sound, which shifts from time to time.

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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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Aquinnah Voters Argue the Night Away
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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Budget Override, Town Hall Turmoil Mark Aquinnah Annual Meeting
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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