Gosnold Gets $800,000 for Cuttyhunk Road Work
Louisa Hufstader

Paved roads on Cuttyhunk will be getting long-awaited repairs this year after the state announced an $800,000 grant to the Elizabeth Islands town of Gosnold.

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In a Class By Herself, Cuttyhunk Graduate Takes Media Moment in Stride
Holly Pretsky
The media descended on Cuttyhunk Monday for its eighth grade graduation. The class size: one. The name of the affable graduate: Gwen Lynch.
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New Town
Vineyard Gazette
A new town has been added to Dukes County; the act establishing the town of Gosnold, embracing the Elizabeth Islands, heretofore a part of Chilmark, having been signed by the Governor and become a law. - Mercury.
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Cuttyhunk Says No Thanks to Vineyard Offer of Resort Hotel
Heather Hamacek
A Vineyard hotelier with plans to convert a historic Cuttyhunk house into a resort has halted the process amid vocal objections from residents on the tiny island.
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Dial Phones Come to Cuttyhunk - or You Get It Alpheus
George W. Adams
Cuttyhunk now has the latest in telephone equipment. Islanders may even be listed in the directory next year, but at least one of its telephone problems isn’t yet solved. Getting ahold of town government takes a little luck and a lot of time.
 
A year ago, if a resident here wanted to call out, he had only to walk to the nearest of the seven pay stations, and, if that one of the two Island circuits wasn’t busy, crank the ringer handle to tell the operator in New Bedford he wanted to make a call.
 
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Bandwidth Blues, Cuttyhunk Seeks to Connect for Future's Sake
Alex Elvin
With a dwindling year-round population, town officials and the MVC are making a concerted push to make sure Cuttyhunk remains a viable year-round community.
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Tiny Cuttyhunk Looks to Boost Year-Round Population
Alex Elvin

Some of 20 or so year-round residents are now working to expand Cuttyhunk's population by improving services and offering more housing on the small island.

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Governor's Grants Bolster Coastal Restoration on Vineyard, Gosnold
Julia Wells and Sara Brown

Funding was announced Friday for three key projects: the restoration initiative at Squibnocket Beach in Chilmark; a pilot by the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group to sow marshlands with ribbed mussels; and a project at Barges Beach on Cuttyhunk.

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Pilot Killed In Plane Crash Was Prominent Cuttyhunk Resident
Sara Brown

Allen P. Spaulding Jr., 70, was the sole occupant of the 1965 fixed-wing Maule Bee Dee M-4-210 that crashed Wednesday morning on Cuttyhunk, state police said. The pilot was determined to be dead at the scene.

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Pilot Identified in Fatal Cuttyhunk Plane Crash
Sara Brown

State police late Wednesday identified the pilot in a fatal morning plane crash on Cuttyhunk as Allen P. Spaulding Jr., 70, of Wilmington De.

Police said the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation.

Mr. Spaulding, a longtime resident of Cuttyhunk, was the sole occupant of a 1965 fixed-wing Maule Bee Dee M-4-210 aircraft that crashed on a remote strip of land at the west end of the island. Cuttyhunk lies at the tip of the Elizabeth islands chain, to the west of Martha's Vineyard.

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