On the Cliffs in Aquinnah, History Is Alive at the Vanderhoop Homestead
Mary Jane Carpenter
Aquinnah is not the place to go looking for interesting houses without trespassing. Interesting stories, yes, but the houses visible from the road are few and far between. The exception of course is the Vanderhoop homestead.
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Aquinnah Approves Projects at Aquinnah Circle, Philbin Beach
Alex Elvin

Aquinnah voters on Tuesday sped through a 10-article special town meeting warrant — the first of the season on the Island — approving $111,200 in spending proposals.

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Senior Center Tops Aquinnah Town Meeting
Alex Elvin

Town meeting season comes to an end as Aquinnah gathers for its meeting Tuesday; the town will have the final say in whether to pay for the purchase of a new Center for Living for Island seniors. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, following a special town meeting at 6:45 p.m.

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State Case Against Tribe Inches Along in Federal Court
Jane Seagrave

A federal court case that could decide whether the Wampanoag tribe has the right to open a gaming facility in Aquinnah has inched forward with an interim ruling that allows a group of taxpayers to remain a party.

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Aquinnah Voters Back Lighthouse Funding, Elect a New Selectman
Remy Tumin

The annual town meeting and election season came to a close this week as Aquinnah voters approved a major spending request for the relocation of the Gay Head Light and ushered in a new selectman for the next three years.

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Aquinnah Takes Up Lighthouse Funding
Remy Tumin

A level-funded budget, a possible name change for State Road and a major spending request for the relocation of the Gay Head Light will come before Aquinnah voters at their annual town meeting Tuesday night.

It will mark the last annual town meeting on the Vineyard this year.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation Declares Gay Head Light Endangered

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced in a ceremony at the Gay Head Cliffs Wednesday morning that it had named the Gay Head Light to its 2013 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

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Banner Scallop Year in Aquinnah Comes to Close
Mark Alan Lovewell

The Aquinnah bay scallop season ends Friday, marking what is believed to be the latest date for a bay scallop season closing in the commonwealth.

The scallop season usually runs from fall until the last day of March, but Aquinnah shellfish constable Brian (Chip) Vanderhoop said unusual circumstances led to the extension of the fishery this year.

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Voters in Aquinnah Back Budget, Nix Marijuana Bylaw
Remy Tumin

Aquinnah voters approved a hefty hike in the town operating budget for the coming year and backed a spending package to help restore and ready the Gay Head Light for moving at their annual town meeting Tuesday, but balked at a town bylaw to ban public consumption of marijuana.

“Isn’t there a no smoking law in any public place?” said Juli Vanderhoop, who questioned the need for the bylaw. “Smoke is smoke.”

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Aquinnah Approves Budget Hike, Nixes Marijuana Public Consumption Bylaw
Remy Tumin
Aquinnah voters wrapped up the annual town meeting season on Tuesday night, approving nearly all 30 warrant articles but stopping short at the final item of the night to defeat a measure that would have prohibited public consumption of marijuana.
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