Legal Bills Begin to Strain Aquinnah Town Budget
Noah Asimow

Mounting legal bills have prompted the Aquinnah selectmen to tentatively set a special town meeting and special town election for early October.

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Temporary Truce Allows Tribe to Secure Bingo Hall Site in Aquinnah
Noah Asimow

After nearly two months of bickering in and out of court, the Wampanoag tribe and town of Aquinnah have a written agreement that allows the tribe to secure the site of the proposed bingo hall where construction activity has been halted.

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Tribe Presses for Permission to Secure Bingo Hall Site
Noah Asimow
An emergency filing rapidly brought the town of Aquinnah and the Wampanoag tribe back to federal court via conference call with the Hon. Dennis Saylor 4th on Monday afternoon.
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Tribe Agrees to Halt Construction on Bingo Hall Site
Julia Wells

In the latest volley between the town and tribe over the future bingo hall in Aquinnah, tribal leaders agreed this week to halt work on the site until legal issues can be resolved.

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Tribe Seeks Stay in U.S. District Court to Begin Building Bingo Hall
Julia Wells

The Wampanoag tribe registered its strong opposition Thursday to a ruling by a federal judge that it must obtain building permits from the town to construct a bingo hall in Aquinnah.

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Federal Judge Rules Tribe Must Obtain Building Permits for Bingo Hall
Noah Asimow

In a stunning turn, a federal district judge in Boston issued a ruling that holds the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) must obtain building permits before constructing a bingo hall on tribal lands.

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MVC Takes Steps to Review Bingo Hall
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has set a hearing to review the tribe’s proposed bingo hall.

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Amid Legal Wrangles Over Bingo Hall, Town Hires Boston Attorney
Noah Asimow

The Aquinnah selectmen have retained a Boston attorney to represent the town in potential litigation against the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) over the planned bingo hall.

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MVC, Tribal Leaders Hold Private Summit to Discuss Bingo Hall
Noah Asimow

Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission met with Wampanoag tribal leaders at a private summit in Aquinnah this week to discuss fallout from the recent start of construction on a long-planned bingo hall.

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As Dump Trucks Rumble Through Town, Frustration Mounts in Aquinnah
Noah Asimow

More concerns occupied Aquinnah selectmen as the Wampanoag tribe clears land for its planned bingo hall.

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