Following Discovery of Rare Plant, Lead in Soil, Lighthouse Move Begins

Brick and mortar lighthouse stands just 46 feet away from eroding cliff. Lighthouse is expected to be moved in late May. – Timothy Johnson

After more than two years of planning and a delay caused by the discovery of a rare plant, the Gay Head Light relocation project got under way early this week — and then encountered a new hurdle with the discovery of soil contaminated by lead.

The company Tetra Tech, along with John Keene Excavation in

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Fighting the Good Fight: MV Times Editorial

Martha’s Vineyard residents and visitors benefit from a number of private, nonprofit organizations. Most rely on a dedicated core of volunteers who are willing to do the heavy lifting, and they derive the majority of their financial support from a small percentage of Island seasonal and year-round residents, but promote missions that benefit all who live and visit here.

The more public organizations readily spring to mind. Walking trails, open vistas, fishing derbies, and sporting events organized to support a

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Federal judge reaffirms Wampanoag Tribe settlement agreement

Erected by Air Force reservists in 2004, the unfinished community center will be converted into a class II gaming facility, if the tribe's current plan is executed.

Erected by Air Force reservists in 2004, the unfinished community center will be converted into a class II gaming facility, if the tribe’s current plan is executed. — File photo by Nelson Sigelman

In a decision that goes to the bedrock of the longstanding legal relationship between the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and the Martha’s Vineyard community, U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said that the tribe remains bound by the terms of the settlement

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Missteps, late tax payments create budget deficit for Aquinnah

Aquinnah will hold a special town meeting January 7 to help plug a hole in the town budget.

A series of financial missteps, underestimates of revenue from fees, licenses, and fines, and late property tax payments combined to create a $101,564 budget deficit for Aquinnah in the current fiscal year, a shortfall town officials hope to resolve at a special town meeting on Wednesday, January 7. The deficit amounts to 2.6 percent of the town’s $3.8 million budget for

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Aquinnah to Address Big Budget Shortfall

Each Aquinnah town department was asked in December to identify expenses that could wait until the next fiscal year. Timothy Johnson

How to make up for a major budget shortfall discovered last month will be the topic of a special town meeting next week in Aquinnah. As the result of a $101,564 projected deficit reported to town officials at a tax hearing Dec. 9, the state has instructed the town not to issue its third-quarter tax bills until the

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One building, one adult, one kid, and one book – Block Island Times

Aquinnah Library

The greatest gift a young child can ever receive, is to be read to, and then have the desire to read on his own. People young and old, love to be read to. Regardless of our age, having a story told to us is a powerful experience. It’s an organic exchange of energy; the book becomes the nexus between the giver and the receiver of the content. Most importantly, the giving of time is required for this

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