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Wampanoag Aquinnah

4/24/2014

article Attorney General rejects Aquinnah tribe's claim
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley's office says a federal court decision on Indian casinos does not apply to the Wampanoag Tribe of...

4/18/2014

article Aquinnah tribe buoyed by gaming ruling
(Massachusetts) -- A federal court ruling that favored an Alabama tribe could boost the case for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to open a casino on its...

3/11/2014

article Jurisdiction at heart of Aquinnah casino push
(Massachusetts) -- For the first time, a federal court judge heard oral arguments on Monday about why the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) believes it has federal...

3/10/2014

article Judge mulls Aquinnah Wampanoag case venue / Vineyard bingo hall at issue
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge is expected to decide in the coming weeks whether to send the state’s case against the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah back to state...

2/26/2014

article Vote fails to kill Aquinnah tribal casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- An Aquinnah tribal casino appears likely to move forward after opponents failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority in a referendum to kill the...

2/25/2014

article Island Tribe to move ahead with Class II casino
(Massachusetts) -- Vineyard bingo buffs and poker partisans may soon be able to save a boat ride to the Cape and a bus ride to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun to lose their...
article Tribal referendum fails to defeat proposed Aquinnah casino
(Massachusetts) -- A referendum before the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to kill an island casino failed to get the necessary two-thirds majority during a...
article Vote fails to kill island casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- An Aquinnah tribal casino appears likely to move forward after opponents failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority in a referendum to kill the...

2/24/2014

article Under New Leadership, Tribe Presses Ahead With Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will proceed with efforts to build a casino on the Island after a referendum to quash the plan failed by...

2/18/2014

article New Tribal Chairman Pledges Collaboration
(Massachusetts) -- In Tobias Vanderhoop’s new office there is a chair engraved to Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck, the first Wampanoag tribal member to graduate from...

2/10/2014

article Tribe: No decision yet on possible Aquinnah casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has made no decision on whether to renovate its unfinished community center into a gambling facility, the...

1/9/2014

article New Tribal Chairman Pledges Collaboration
(Massachusetts) -- In Tobias Vanderhoop’s new office there is a chair engraved to Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck, the first Wampanoag tribal member to graduate from...

1/1/2014

article Martha’s Vineyard: Tribe wants gambling dispute settled by feds
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe wants a dispute over its gambling rights settled in the federal courts.

12/31/2013

article Aquinnahs switch lawsuit to Federal Court
(Massachusetts) -- If the Wampanoag Tribe from Martha's Vineyard has its way, the month-old suit by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against the Aquinnah Wampanoag...
article Wampanoag Tribe says casino is a federal case
(Massachusetts) -- In the face of a lawsuit filed by Gov. Deval Patrick on December 2 intended to block the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) from moving forward...

12/30/2013

article Casino issue belongs in federal court, island tribe says
(Massachusetts) -- Leaders of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) say legal questions surrounding the tribe's rights to a casino belong in federal court, not...
article Mass. tribe wants gambling dispute settled by feds
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe wants a dispute over its gambling rights settled in the federal courts. The Martha's Vineyard-based tribe announced...
article Tribe Wants Casino Case Tried in Federal Court
(Massachusetts) -- Faced with a lawsuit challenging its right to build a casino in Aquinnah, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is seeking to have the case...
article Wampanoags shift state suit to federal court
(Massachusetts) -- A month-old suit by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will play out in federal court instead of...

12/27/2013

article Aquinnah’s Long and Winding Road to Gaming May Have Hit the Ultimate Roadblock
(Massachusetts) -- Just when the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) appeared to have finally overcome decades of legal and political problems in its quest to develop...

12/21/2013

article Don Berwick Stumps for Governor at Howes House
(Massachusetts) -- He wants to abolish hunger, expand alternative energy and affordable housing and has a utopian vision for a patient-centered health care system. He...

12/9/2013

article State suit aims to resolve tribe’s gaming rights
(Massachusetts) -- Joan Vennochi’s column “Patrick’s web of casino confusion” is itself confused (Op-ed, Dec. 5). The Aquinnah Tribe made a...

12/8/2013

article LETTER: State suit aims to resolve tribe’s gaming rights
(Massachusetts) -- JOAN VENNOCHI’S column “Patrick’s web of casino confusion” is itself confused (Op-ed, Dec. 5). The Aquinnah Tribe made a...

12/6/2013

article Massachusetts Sues Aquinnah Wampanoag to Stop Class II Gaming
(Massachusetts) -- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has sued the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop the tribe from operating a small Class II gaming facility on its...

12/5/2013

article COLUMN: Deval Patrick’s casino confusion
(Massachusetts) -- Governor Deval Patrick, the patron saint of Bay State casinos, is now suing to stop one. Confused? You should be. The Patrick administration is trying...

12/3/2013

article Aquinnah vows to fight state's casino lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- The new leader of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is vowing to fight the Patrick Administration’s lawsuit that questions the tribe...
article Gov. Patrick flexes legal muscle to block casino plan on Martha's Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- The state filed suit Monday in Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to potentially block the Wampanoag Tribe on the vacation getaway of Martha’s...
article Patrick files suit to block tribal gambling on Martha’s Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to block a proposed gambling facility on Martha’s Vineyard. Patrick wants the Supreme...
article WHITTLESEY: Aquinnah’s Long And Winding Road To Gaming May Have Hit The Ultimate Roadblock
(Massachusetts) -- Just when the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) appeared to have finally overcome decades of legal and political problems in its quest to develop...

12/2/2013

article Deval Patrick files suit to block Aquinnah Wampanoag gaming facility on Martha's Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to block a proposed gaming facility on Martha's Vineyard. Patrick is asking the Supreme...
article Governor Patrick Goes to Court to Block Wampanoag Casino on the Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick filed a lawsuit against the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Monday seeking to block the tribe’s plans to build a...
article State files suit against Aquinnah Wampanoag to block casino
(Massachusetts) -- The state has filed suit against the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to block an island casino. The suit filed today in Suffolk Superior Court...
article State sues to block Martha’s Vineyard casino
(Massachusetts) -- Governor Deval Patrick’s administration today filed suit in state court to block the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah from opening a small casino on...
article State sues to block tribe’s Vineyard plan
(Massachusetts) -- Attorney General Martha Coakley, at the behest of the Patrick administration, yesterday sued to block the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah from opening a...

11/25/2013

article COMMENTARY: Casino Would Erode Martha's Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- Whenever the ferry pulls away from Woods Hole heading to Martha’s Vineyard, I exhale. I know in a quick 45 minutes I’ll have left behind...

11/23/2013

article Editorial: Until tribe’s casino plans jell, state need not show cards
(Massachusetts) -- IF THE Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe seriously plans to build a casino on its reservation on Martha’s Vineyard, and establishes that it has the right...

11/21/2013

article Wampnoags Elect Chairman, Marking New Era
(Massachusetts) -- Taking his victory as a mandate for more openness, the newly-elected chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) vowed this week to put the...

11/19/2013

article Aquinnah election adds new dynamic to Vineyard Casino
(Massachusetts) -- After announcing plans last week to forge ahead with a casino on Martha’s Vineyard, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah over the weekend...
article In casino, some see risks for Vineyarders
(Massachusetts) -- They call it the end-of-the-line syndrome: Residents choose to live on Martha’s Vineyard for its solitude but then turn to drugs and alcohol...
article New Tribal Chair Elected Amid Vineyard Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- The newly elected chair of the Wampanoag tribe of Aquinnah won’t say where he stands on the tribe’s proposed casino on Martha’s...
article Tribal vote seen as referendum on casino
(Massachusetts) -- Tobias Vanderhoop, the newly elected chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), is not completely slamming the door on a casino within...

11/18/2013

article New Tribal Chairman for Martha's Vineyard Casino Seekers May Fold on Gaming
(Massachusetts) -- A Martha's Vineyard tribe piqued the interest of gamblers and gamers in November when it expressed its right and interest to build a casino on...
article On heels of casino announcement, Aquinnah elect new leader
(Massachusetts) -- Soon after announcing plans to forge ahead with a casino on Martha’s Vineyard, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah voted out its chairwoman...
article Patrick still believes Wampanoag of Gay Head tribe forfeited its gaming rights
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick and a lawyer for the town of Aquinnah maintain that the Wampanoag of Gay Head forfeited their tribal gaming rights over two decades...

11/17/2013

article Tobias Vanderhoop elected to lead Wampanoag Tribe
(Massachusetts) -- Tobias Vanderhoop, who resigned last year as tribal administrator, won election as tribal chairman Sunday, defeating Cheryl Andrews-Maltais in her...
article Tribal Election Under Way
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag tribal election was under way Sunday with much anticipation about who will be the next to lead the Vineyard’s only federally...
article Vineyard Wampanoags Elect New Chairman, Marking Generational Shift
(Massachusetts) -- Tobias J. Vanderhoop was elected chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Sunday in a much-watched tribal election, unseating two-term...
article Casino At The Heart Of Tribal Election On Martha’s Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- An opinion from the National Indian Gaming Commission recognizing the Wampanoag tribe’s right to build a casino on Martha’s Vineyard is...
article In casino, some see risks for Vineyarders
(Massachusetts) -- They call it the end-of-the-line syndrome: Residents choose to live on Martha’s Vineyard for its solitude but then turn to drugs and alcohol...
article OP/ED: Gaming Games
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah casino announcement came just five days before tribal chairman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais faces a tough re-election battle against former...
article Tribal vote further reduces the chances of a Vineyard casino opening anytime soon
(Massachusetts) -- While the odds were always against a Martha’s Vineyard casino, the concept just became more improbable. That’s because Cheryl Andrews-...

11/16/2013

article 2d federal agency backs Vineyard tribe’s casino rights
(Massachusetts) -- Another federal agency has concluded in a legal analysis that the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah has the right to pursue a casino on its land on Martha...
article Casino At The Heart Of Tribal Election On Martha’s Vineyard
(Washington D.C.) -- An opinion from the National Indian Gaming Commission recognizing the Wampanoag tribe’s right to build a casino on Martha’s Vineyard is...
article In Election Countdown, Wampanoag Casino Plan Reignites Legal Dispute
(Massachusetts) -- With a pivotal tribal election days away, the prospect of a Vineyard casino was thrust back into the spotlight this week as the chairman of the...
article Editorial: Gaming Games
(Massachusetts) -- The only real surprise in the announcement from tribal chairman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais this week that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)...
article News Roundup: Aquinnah Tribe Claims Approval for Casino; Falmouth Turbine Debate Continues; & more
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) says it has federal approval to open a casino on Martha's Vineyard; an arrest is made in the death of...

11/15/2013

article Mass. Gov. to meet with tribe on casino dispute
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick says he plans to meet with leaders of the Wampanoag of Aquinnah but does not anticipate a change in the state's position that...
article Wampanoag Tribe to Open Gambling Hall on Martha’s Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag tribe on Martha’s Vineyard in Boston has said that it has received permission to open a casino-style gambling hall on the...

11/14/2013

article Martha’s Vineyard mixed on Aquinnah casino
(Massachusetts) -- As year-round islanders bundled up for the first snowfall, the vast majority of restaurants and inns shuttered for the winter, it was hard for...
article Our View: Casino law plays out
(Massachusetts) -- It's a safe bet that legalized casino gambling wasn't predicted to play out like this. The right combination of developers, investors, host...

11/13/2013

article Aquinnah announce plans for Martha's Vineyard casino
(Massachusetts) -- In a development that jolted the casino landscape in southeastern Massachusetts, the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe announced Tuesday that it has federal...
article Aquinnah move upsets Massachusetts's casino scenario
(Massachusetts) -- Originally iced out of the state’s plan for expanded gaming, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head announced plans on Tuesday to open a small,...
article Aquinnah tribe: Feds OK Vineyard casino
(Massachusetts) -- Buoyed by a new federal legal opinion that it has rights to open a casino on its island land, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) plans to...
article Gov to Wampanoag: Don’t bet on state gambling license
(Massachusetts) -- A boutique Martha’s Vineyard casino probably isn’t in the cards for the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, Gov. Deval Patrick said yesterday,...
article Gov. Patrick doubtful Vineyard casino will happen
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick said he doesn't think it's possible the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah can build a boutique Martha's Vineyard casino...
article Martha's Vineyard casino? Tribe to move ahead with slots-parlor plan on 26 acres
(Massachusetts) -- With a fresh federal legal opinion in support of their rights there, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) plans to build a small gambling...
article Patrick challenging plans for Martha's Vineyard gaming facility
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick and a lawyer for the town of Aquinnah maintain the Wampanoag of Gay Head forfeited their tribal gaming rights over two decades ago...
article Reaction mixed to proposed Vineyard casino
(Massachusetts) -- Jay Smalley knows the path well. From the docks in Vineyard Haven, it is winding, taking tourists fresh off the ferries to the lighthouse and bluffs...
article Tribe advances gambling plan
(Massachusetts) -- Leaders of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head in the Martha’s Vineyard town of Aquinnah say they are moving ahead with plans for a new gambling...
article Wampanoag Tribe Plans Casino in Martha’s Vineyard Enclave
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag tribe on Martha’s Vineyard said a U.S. agency cleared the way for a casino-style gambling hall on the Massachusetts island known...

11/12/2013

article After Notable Eastie Bid is Voted Down, Martha's Vineyard Might be Getting a Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Just as quickly as an East Boston casino bid came and went, another Massachusetts gaming facility might be springing up off the coast of Cape Cod. The...
article Aquinnah tribe says it's won federal approval for Vineyard casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) says it has federal approval to build a casino on its reservation land on Martha's Vineyard.
article Martha’s Vineyard mixed on Aquinnah casino
(Massachusetts) -- As year-round islanders bundled up for the first snowfall, the vast majority of restaurants and inns shuttered for the winter, it was hard for...
article Tribal Chairman Says All Clear for Vineyard Bingo Facility
(Massachusetts) -- The chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) vowed Tuesday to move ahead with plans to build a class II gaming facility in Aquinnah...
article Tribe Claims Approval for Martha’s Vineyard Casino, Reviving Fight
(Massachusetts) -- An Indian tribe on Martha’s Vineyard said Tuesday that it had obtained approval from a federal agency to open a casino on tribal land on the...
article Tribe Plans Casino on Obama Vacation Haven of Martha’s Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag tribe on Martha’s Vineyard said a U.S. agency cleared the way for a casino-style gambling hall on the Massachusetts island favored...
article Tribe says it has federal approval for Martha’s Vineyard casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah today declared it has won federal approval to open a casino on its tribal land on Martha’s Vineyard, introducing...
article Tribe's plans for Martha's Vineyard casino stuns Senate's GOP leader
(Massachusetts) -- As news spread Tuesday morning about plans for a tribal gaming facility on Martha's Vineyard, the House and Senate gave final approval to a...
article Wampanoag tribe claims federal approval for community center casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) said Tuesday it has received federal approval, in the form of a legal analysis from the National Indian...
article Wampanoag tribe says it has federal approval to build casino on Martha’s Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah today declared it has won federal approval to open a casino on its tribal land on Martha’s Vineyard, introducing...
press release Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe Secures Federal Approvals Needed To Proceed With Gaming Facility On Its Existing Indian Lands
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has secured the federal approvals necessary for it to open a Class II gaming facility on the Tribe’s...

10/17/2013

article Aquinnah May Revoke Tribal Public Safety Agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Unresolved communication problems between the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and the town of Aquinnah have led to concerns about future fire...

9/30/2013

article Aquinnah tribe drops appeal of federal court's casino ruling
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is no longer appealing a federal court ruling that kept them from being party to a suit filed by a...

7/2/2013

article Tribe Appeals Recent Casino Ruling
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has appealed a decision that blocks its right to intervene in a federal lawsuit concerning the state’...

7/1/2013

article Aquinnah tribe appeals casino ruling
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) isn't giving up its effort to join a federal casino lawsuit. Lawyers for the Aquinnah tribe have asked...

6/7/2013

article Aquinnah tribe still wants in on casino case
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is rejecting a federal judge’s decision to keep the tribe from intervening in a lawsuit brought by a...

4/20/2013

article Region Opened to Commercial Gambling, Vineyard Presses on with Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- A decision by state gaming commission late this week to open up Southeastern Massachusetts to commercial bidding for casinos will not disrupt casino...

3/28/2013

article Mashpee tribe intensifies efforts to bar competing casinos
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is taking off the gloves in its battle to keep Southeastern Massachusetts free from casino competition.

3/19/2013

article Wampanoags sent Mashpee School Committee blistering objection to Brian Hyde's appointment as new school superintendent
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Enterprise reports that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council released a blistering, personal attack on Mashpee High School history teacher...

2/27/2013

article Wampanoag Tribe cancels land use agreement with town
(Massachusetts) -- Aquinnah town leaders have reacted with dismay to a Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) decision to back out of a land use agreement, signed on...

2/24/2013

article More Indian trouble on Martha's Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- In an email sent to the Vineyard Gazette that stated, “the agreement required the tribe to relinquish too many rights... [and] unnecessarily...

2/21/2013

article Tribe Translates Oral Tradition for School Curriculum
(Massachusetts) -- In an attempt to establish consistency and accuracy in history classes, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) education committee and tribal...

1/23/2013

article Tensions Build Between Town And Tribe Over Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- With the deadline now past to apply for commercial casino licenses in Massachusetts, the chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) said...

1/17/2013

article Tensions Build Between Martha's Vineyard And Wampanoag Aquinnahs Over Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- With the deadline now past to apply for commercial casino licenses in Massachusetts, the chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) said...

12/15/2012

article Aquinnah Moves to Intervene in Federal Court Case Over Casino Rights
(Massachusetts) -- With a hearing scheduled in U.S. district court Monday in a complicated lawsuit over casino rights, the town of Aquinnah Tuesday filed a motion to...

12/12/2012

article Aquinnah would join federal lawsuit to block Island casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- One week before an expected ruling by a federal judge, the town of Aquinnah filed court documents Tuesday in U.S. Federal District Court in Boston...
article Island town aims to stay casino-free
(Massachusetts) -- Add the town of Aquinnah to the growing list of stakeholders looking to intervene in a federal lawsuit against the state's casino legislation. On...

12/11/2012

article Town of Aquinnah Moves to Join U.S. Court Case Over Casino Rights
(Massachusetts) -- With a hearing scheduled in U.S. district court Monday in a complicated lawsuit over casino rights, the town of Aquinnah Tuesday filed a motion to...

11/21/2012

article Wampanoag Aquinnah Casino Plans Stalled
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the first federally recognized American Indian tribe in the commonwealth, is going through a period of...

11/19/2012

article Wampanoag tribal elder publishes book
(Massachusetts) -- Amelia Bingham has spent most of her 89 years striving to learn more about her tribe, the Mashpee Wampanoag, and its culture.

11/16/2012

article Tribal Administrator Announces Resignation
(Massachusetts) -- Tobias Vanderhoop, tribal administrator for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), has stepped down from his position, the chairman of the tribe...

9/19/2012

article Aquinnah association moves to defend settlement agreement
(Massachusetts) -- For the second time in less than a decade, the Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association Inc. is preparing for a court battle to defend the hard-won...
article Developer says tribe is trying to hijack casino lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- The proponent behind a plan to build a casino in New Bedford filed a motion in federal court Wednesday opposing the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe’s...

9/12/2012

article Gay Head Wampanoag tribe seeks court route to casino
(Massachusetts) -- Boxed out politically at every turn by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has gone to...

9/10/2012

article Aquinnah tribe argues it is entitled to intervene in casino lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah told a federal judge Monday that the tribe should be permitted to intervene in a lawsuit by a private developer...

9/8/2012

article Aquinnah file lawsuit to intervene in casino permit
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head-Aquinnah filed a motion Friday in U.S. District Court to intervene in a private developers case seeking to eliminate...

9/7/2012

article Aquinnah seek to intervene in casino suit
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) wants to intervene in KG Urban’s lawsuit against the state’s Expanded Gaming Act to protect its...
article Aquinnah take pursuit of casino license to court
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah is taking its pursuit of a casino to federal court, filing a motion on Friday to intervene in an existing lawsuit that...

8/20/2012

article Mashpee wampanoag plan casino celebration
(Massachusetts) -- Although they haven't received final approval for it yet, members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe this week will celebrate their casino compact...

7/18/2012

article Governor's Mashpee casino deal cuts out Gay Head tribe
(Massachusetts) -- The odds that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will cross the casino finish line ahead of the Mashpee Wampanoag got a little longer this...

6/8/2012

article CAPE COD TIMES: Cheers & Jeers: Negotiate in good faith
(Massachusetts) -- The battle between the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and Gov. Deval Patrick over casino rights appears to be heating up.
article Tribe Moves to Convert Community Center to Bingo Hall
(Massachusetts) -- As the plan to build a resort-style casino in Southeastern Massachusetts continues to run into roadblocks, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)...

6/7/2012

article Lakeville votes resounding 'no' on casino
(Massachusetts) -- The vote Saturday on whether the residents of Lakeville would support a casino coming to town should have removed any doubt about voters'...

6/6/2012

article Aquinnah Tribe Blames Gov. Patrick for Casino Votes
(Massachusetts) -- Governor Deval Patrick’s opposition to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) proposed casino is to blame for the poor voter response in...

6/5/2012

article Our View: Tie rail funding to casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- In contrast to the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe's difficulty in gaining traction for its casino proposals, the Mashpee tribe appears to be moving swiftly...
article Tribe blasts Patrick for vote
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is blaming Gov. Deval Patrick for resounding defeats in Freetown and Lakeville and is vowing to continue...

6/4/2012

article Aquinnah Wampanoag plan is dealt losing hand with casino votes in Freetown and Lakeville
(Massachusetts) -- A year ago, the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe’s reservation on Martha’s Vineyard seemed like the least likely location for a casino among all...
article Kostrzewa: Mass. casino plan voted down again
(Massachusetts) -- Local voters in Massachusetts have rejected for a second time a 145,000 square foot casino and 150-room hotel proposed by the Wampanoag Tribe of...
article Lakeville Joins Freetown in Rejecting Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Lakeville definitely do not want a casino in their town. Just a few days after voters in Freetown rejected the casino question 954 to 308,...
article Lakeville vote is strike two for Wampanoag Tribe casino
(Massachusetts) -- Promises of jobs, money for town coffers, and an environmental buffer zone were not enough to convince Lakeville voters to support a Wampanoag Tribe...

6/3/2012

article Lakeville, Mass., rejects casino proposal by 10:1 margin
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Lakeville left no doubt. They do not want a casino in their town. The final tally from Saturday's referendum vote was 1,735 against the...

6/2/2012

article Lakeville says firm ‘no’ to casino proposal; Aquinnah plan to continue fighting for location
(Massachusetts) -- Lakeville voters overwhelmingly rejected a nonbinding referendum on Saturday that could have brought a resort casino to their town, 1,375 against to...
article Lakeville voters overwhelmingly reject casino
(Massachusetts) -- While Freetown may have spoken loudly and clearly against a proposed Indian casino earlier in the week, Lakeville virtually shouted from the rooftops...
article Lakeville votes against Aquinnah casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Lakeville residents voted overhwelmingly Saturday against a tribal casino proposed by the Wampanoag tribe of Aquinnah.

6/1/2012

article Aquinnah given fighting chance
(Massachusetts) -- As Lakeville voters go to the polls today to vote on whether to host an Indian casino, a national expert who once called the shots on Native American...

5/31/2012

article Aquinnah vow not to give up on casino
(Massachusetts) -- Blaming Freetown's negative vote on its casino proposal on a “poorly written” law that contains “unreasonable timelines,”...
article Decisive Vote in Freetown Stacks Odds Against Tribe Casino Plan
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) hit another roadblock in its effort to build a casino this week after Freetown voters overwhelmingly...
article Freetown rejects casino, Lakeville votes Saturday
(Massachusetts) -- All eyes are on Lakeville after Freetown voters rejected plans unveiled by the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe for a casino resort in the area. The vote was...
article LETTER: Who would vote 'yes' to uncertainty?
(Massachusetts) -- My husband and I live on and own property which directly abutts the land where the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe wants to build their ”world class...
article Steve Urbon: How not to sell a casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- Casino opponents in Foxboro were happily giving away their CasiNO signs to people in other towns when Freetown voters rejected a casino there by a 3-1...

5/30/2012

article Freetown Voters Come Out Against Wampanoag Casino
(Massachusetts) -- In a special town vote in the town of Freetown Tuesday night, voters rejected the plans for a proposed Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) casino....
article Freetown voters nix Wampanoag casino
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Freetown overwhelmingly voted against a nonbinding referendum regarding the $167 million casino off Route 140 proposed by the Wampanoag...
article Kostrzewa: Freetown voters oppose tribe's casino plans
(Massachusetts) -- People in Freetown, Mass. have not caught the gambling fever that is sweeping New England. Residents voted 954 to 308 on Tuesday to oppose plans by...
article OUR VIEW: Are the casino odds stacked against Freetown voters
(Massachusetts) -- What’s the point of asking voters to weigh in on a referendum if officials won’t even be guided by their will? A whopping majority of...

5/29/2012

article Casino question soundly defeated in Freetown
(Massachusetts) -- Freetown voters on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a proposal for a casino off Route 140 that would be operated by the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe. The...
article Freetown Residents To Take Non-Binding Casino Vote
(Massachusetts) -- The first of several town casino votes takes place Tuesday. As WBUR’s Steve Brown reported for our Newscast unit, residents in the southeastern...
article Freetown says no to Aquinnah casino
(Massachusetts) -- Voters pulled the welcome mat out from under the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), overwhelmingly rejecting the tribe’s plan to build a $...
article Freetown voters reject Aquinnah casino proposal by a wide margin
(Massachusetts) -- Voters resoundingly rejected a nonbinding referendum, which could have potentially made the town a host community to a $167 million resort casino off...
article Freetown voters say no to Aquinnah tribal casino
(Massachusetts) -- Town voters declared their opposition Tuesday to a tribal casino proposed by the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, in a non-binding referendum that may...
article Freetown voters weigh in on casino
(Massachusetts) -- A steady stream of voters and a hardy corps of sign-carriers braved the sweltering heat this afternoon to take part in a nonbinding referendum on a...
article Freetown votes down casino in referendum
(Massachusetts) -- Voters resoundingly voted against making the town the host community to a $167 million resort casino in a nonbinding referendum on Tuesday.

5/28/2012

article Voters will have their say on local casinos
(Massachusetts) -- Three towns have upcoming casino votes. A vote in Freetown on Tuesday is about a proposal by the Aquinnah Wampanoags to build a casino in Rocky Woods.

5/27/2012

article Freetown voters head to polls over casino
(Massachusetts) -- When Freetown voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will be the first to vote on a referendum specifically tied to a casino since the state passed...

5/26/2012

article LETTER: Don’t take a gamble with Freetown, Lakeville future
(Massachusetts) -- The recent meeting with the Aquinnnah Wampanoag offered very little new information regarding the tribe’s plan for the land it has under...
article LETTER: Given lack of casino information, 'no' is only sensible vote
(Massachusetts) -- Given the continued lack of and evolving information given to the towns of Freetown and Lakeville by the Wampanoag Gay Head (Aquinnah) Tribe of Martha...
article LETTER: Keep an open mind on Aquinnah casino
(Massachusetts) -- And we are at it again. After attending the meeting a few nights ago at Apponequet Regional High School regarding the Aquinnah Wampanoag casino...
article Tribe's developer ends Wis. project
(Massachusetts) -- The San Diego developer hired by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is no longer working on its other Indian casino project in Wisconsin,...

5/25/2012

article Report: Tribe's casino company has trouble in WI
(Massachusetts) -- KMD Consulting Inc., the California casino company hired by the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, is no longer working on a Wisconsin Indian casino,...

5/24/2012

article Aquinnah Casino Backer Hired Due to On-Island Casino Interest
(Massachusetts) -- The casino developer that Aquinnah tribal council Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais called, “the perfect fit,” has been called into...
article Tribe asks for support despite lack of details
(Massachusetts) -- During a packed meeting at the Apponequet High School Tuesday night the Aquinnah tribe urged residents of Freetown and Lakeville to vote in support of...

5/23/2012

article Aquinnah unveil Southeastern Massachusetts casino design
(Massachusetts) -- The State of Massachusetts Casino Gaming Bill calls for three casinos in the state, not four. It also designates that the Southeastern Region set...
article Freetown, Lakeville residents speak out against Aquinnah casino proposal at forum
(Massachusetts) -- The lengthy forum at a packed Apponequet Regional High School auditorium was hosted by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah, on Tuesday, May 22,...
article Hazy past for casino backer
(Massachusetts) -- A casino developer hired by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) touts the company's work on Las Vegas resorts like MGM, Bellagio and...
article Wampanoag Tribe affirms earlier vote on Vineyard casino
(Massachusetts) -- At a general membership meeting on Sunday, members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) affirmed a May 6 vote to use their long unfinished...

5/22/2012

article Aquinnah share casino plans with Lakeville
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) plans a $300 million casino that will include a hotel, restaurants and retail shops on about one-tenth of...
article Aquinnah tribe announces casino plan for Lakeville-Freetown
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah tribe Tuesday announced Phase I of a $167 million proposed casino development, using 50 of the 500 acres the tribe is planning to place...
article Aquinnah tribe unveils Freetown-Lakeville casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanaog Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) unveiled its preliminary plan for a casino in either Freetown of Lakeville at a meeting of residents for...
article Casino opponents dominate the floor at Freetown, Lakeville forum
(Massachusetts) -- Questions ranging from traffic and property values to tribal sovereignty, along with anti-casino sentiments, dominated a forum for a resort casino in...
article Freetown selectmen chairman holding off on casino comments
(Massachusetts) -- Representatives of the Aquinnah tribe have had plenty to say about their plans for a casino straddling Lakeville and Freetown.
article New casino plans unveiled for Southeastern Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Roughly 200 residents from Lakeville and Freetown, Mass. sat through an hour-long presentation for a casino to be run by the Aquinnah tribe in their...
article Tough crowd at Freetown-Lakeville casino meeting
(Massachusetts) -- Residents of Freetown and Lakeville stepped up to the microphone at Apponequet Regional High School on Tuesday to ask questions or offer an opinion...

5/21/2012

article Aquinnah tribe to detail casino plans in Lakeville
(Massachusetts) -- Residents will finally get a look at the proposed tribal casino Tuesday when the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe rolls out detailed plans at a 6 p.m. meeting...

5/19/2012

article GUEST OPINION: Reasons to vote yes on the Aquinnah casino
(Massachusetts) -- Before going to the polls on May 29 in Freetown and June 2 in Lakeville to vote on a casino referendum, residents are no doubt asking themselves: What...

5/18/2012

article Aquinnah to Preserve Land in Freetown & Lakeville for Casino and the town's use
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) announced today that it would dedicate a significant portion of the land under consideration for a casino...

5/17/2012

article Freetown residents say casino would harm rural lifestyle
(Massachusetts) -- With a 19th century church, a barber shop that dates back to the 1950s and a handful of family-run businesses, a walk along County Road in Freetown is...
article Tribe would dedicate non-casino land for preservation
(Massachusetts) -- Sweetening the pot in advance of referendum votes in Freetown and Lakeville, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has told both communities it...

5/16/2012

article Your View: Is Fall River taking a gamble on casinos?
(Massachusetts) -- On the westbound stretch of Interstate-195 in Southeastern Massachusetts, the seaside city of Fall River lies just after the Braga Bridge.

5/13/2012

article Key votes loom on casino plan in Freetown and Lakeville
(Massachusetts) -- Key votes on a tribal casino proposal are fast approaching in Freetown and Lakeville, where the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah has secured an option to...

5/10/2012

article LETTER: Aquinnah should agree to abide by referendum
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah represented to the Lakeville Board of Selectmen that they do not want to bring a casino to a community that does not want it.
article Tribe leaves more questions than it answers
(Massachusetts) -- Residents who attended a question and answer forum about a potential casino in town hosted by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Tuesday...

5/8/2012

article Aquinnah selects casino developer
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has selected KMD Consulting of California to help develop a resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts.
article Aquinnah Tribe Moves Forward With Off-Island And On-Island Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- Two very big announcements came out of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) camp in the race to secure a tribe-run casino. First, the Aquinnah...
article Aquinnahs vote to pursue a small casino on Martha's Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- While the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is pursuing a casino in southeastern Massachusetts under the state’s gaming legislation, the tribe is also...
article Skeptics question tribe's casino plans for Lakeville
(Massachusetts) -- The questions were flying Tuesday, not so much in criticism of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) plan to build a resort casino in town as in...
article Vineyard Tribe Votes to Back Bingo, Gaming in Aquinnah Community Center
(Massachusetts) -- The new tribal community center in Aquinnah could become a gaming hall with table games and bingo under a proposal endorsed Sunday by members of the...

5/7/2012

article Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe approves community center casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has raised the stakes in the casino race. Tribe members met Sunday and voted to use their long unfinished...
article Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe meets with Freetown residents, officials for forum
(Massachusetts) -- A steady stream of residents and officials met with members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), but no answers or details were provided in...
article Tribe still can't provide details on proposed Freetown casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) talked proudly Monday of the jobs, economic development and infrastructure and public safety improvements...
article Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah announces development partner on tribal casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah announced on Monday that it has selected KMD Consulting Services of California as its development partner for a tribal...

5/6/2012

article Aquinnah 'meet and greet' Tuesday in Lakeville
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe will hold a "meet and greet" with Lakeville residents on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Lakeville Eagles on...
article Aquinnah prepared to challenge state on casinos
(Massachusetts) -- A lawsuit by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) could block the state from moving forward with any casinos and as a July 31 deadline looms...
article Letter: Lakeville casino site is far from remote
(Massachusetts) -- Although the Aquinnah Wampanoag describe the proposed casino site in Lakeville as being "remote enough and far enough from impacting on housing...
article Spokesman: Aquinnah tribe to reveal backers today
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is expected to reveal its financial backers today, spokesman James McManus said.

5/5/2012

article Aquinnah Town Counsel Says Wampanoags Lack Authority to Build a Casino on the Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has no authority to build a casino on the Vineyard under state or federal law, town counsel Ronald H....

5/3/2012

article Tribe to hold public forums
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gaming corporation has scheduled "meet-and-greet" public forums in Lakeville and Freetown next...

5/2/2012

article Of Indian casino in Aquinnah, town counsel says simply 'No'
(Massachusetts) -- Last month, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) again raised the prospect of a casino on tribal lands on Martha's Vineyard. The three...
article Town Counsel Says No to Aquinnah Casino and No Comment to Off-Island Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Last month after the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) announced that it would consider building a casino on the Island, the Aquinnah selectmen...

5/1/2012

article Freetown, Lakeville voters to view casino plans
(Massachusetts) -- Residents of Freetown and Lakeville will soon have the opportunity to hear more details about the Aquinnah Wampanaog tribe’s plans for a resort...
article Kostrzewa: Tribe continues push for Mass. casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) continues to seek local support for a casino in Massachusetts, despite Governor Patrick's refusal to...

4/30/2012

article Aquinnah to answer residents' casino questions
(Massachusetts) -- In its pitch to develop a casino in Freetown or Lakeville, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will host residents in a series of meet-and-...
article Aquinnah Wampanoags schedule casino forums in Freetown, Lakeville for May 7, 8
(Massachusetts) -- Residents of Freetown and Lakeville will soon have the opportunity to hear more details about the Aquinnah Wampanaog tribe’s plans to build a...

4/28/2012

article Changes are on horizon for Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve
(Massachusetts) -- Only a decade into its existence, the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve is likely to undergo changes in the coming years, even if one of its main...
article If a casino goes up in the woods, do prospective home buyers hear the news?
(Massachusetts) -- Mike Beliard is willing to gamble. "We ended up making an offer" on a three-bedroom colonial in a small subdivision on a cul-de-sac in...

4/27/2012

article Aquinnah deal would pay $15M for 500 acres on Freetown-Lakeville line
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has agreed to pay $15 million for 500 acres in Freetown and Lakeville along Route 140.
article State “Not Ready” for Aquinnah Tribe Casino Talks
(Massachusetts) -- The latest news in the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head’s (Aquinnah) quest to open a gambling casino came in the form of a letter from Gov. Deval...

4/26/2012

article Aquinnah tribe, state clash over casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- The state is back playing hardball with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) when it comes to the island tribe's rights to an Indian casino...
article Tribe to name investors in casino project
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) tribal leaders say that on May 6 they will announce to the tribe who the backers of their project are, and...

4/25/2012

article Fall River City Council OKs resolution to consider Mitchell's eminent domain proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Without discussion, the City Council Tuesday night approved Councilor Raymond Mitchell’s resolution to consider an eminent domain taking of a...

4/24/2012

article OUR VIEW: Fall River's eminent domain powers must not be abused
(Massachusetts) -- Fall River City Councilor Ray Mitchell’s proposal for the city to “consider taking” — by eminent domain powers — a 230-...

4/23/2012

article City Councilor Raymond Mitchell says Fall River should take casino land by eminent domain
(Massachusetts) -- The latest idea related to casino development is one city councilor’s proposal that the 230-acre property the Aquinnah tribe proposes to buy for...

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