Aquinnah

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Town in Casino Case

In a pivotal decision, the high court upheld a lower court ruling that requires the Wampanoag tribe to obtain building permits for a planned bingo hall in Aquinnah.

Tribe-Town Case Over Casino Stays Stalled After Death of Judge

The death of a longtime U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals judge has left a high-stakes case involving a proposed Aquinnah Wampanoag gaming facility on the Island in limbo.

Aquinnah Looks to Outsource Assessor Position

Aquinnah moved one step closer to outsourcing its paid assistant assessor position with selectmen voting unanimously to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for its assessor services.

Aquinnah Sites Reveal 10,000 Years of Wampanoag History

A 2001 Aquinnah bylaw requiring archaeological reviews of proposed building sites has unearthed scores of significant discoveries.

Aquinnah Speeds Through Special Town Meeting

Aquinnah voters Tuesday night approved $35,000 in school spending during a lightning-fast special town meeting.

Aquinnah Special Town Meeting Takes Up Funding Requests

A special town meeting is set in Aquinnah next week to take up small funding requests that did not make it on the annual warrant last month.

Aquinnah Officially Turns 20, But Gay Head Name Endures

Just over 20 years ago this week, the Island’s smallest town voted to rebrand itself from Gay Head to Aquinnah, the area’s original Native American name.

Aquinnah Wraps Up Political Season With Messy Town Meeting

Confusion over budget line items and missing warrant articles made for a messy annual town meeting in Aquinnah.

Aquinnah Re-Elects Selectman Jim Newman, Approves Override

Aquinnah voters elected Jim Newman to a sixth term as selectman at the annual town election Wednesday. Mr. Newman won a three-way race for the seat with 80 votes.

Aquinnah Town Meeting Wraps Up Vineyard Political Season

The Vineyard’s spring political season draws to an end Tuesday night as Aquinnah gathers for its annual town meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

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