The scene at the opening gala on Friday night was in many respects back to the way it used to be: a crowd filling the seats, popcorn popping in the lobby and a film on the big screen. The Capawock opens to the public Saturday evening.
Working at an accelerated pace, crews moving the Gay Head Light expect to finish the job by Saturday morning. The lighthouse move began Thursday morning with much fanfare; the 1856 brick tower will travel 129 feetl east of the eroding cliff edge.
Just before noon on Thursday the Gay Head Light departed the spot where it has stood for 159 years. The Island’s oldest lighthouse is now headed for its new home about 175 feet from the eroding clay cliffs, rolling slowly along a 100-ton steel frame.
Voters up-Island have been taking a hard look at what it costs to educate their schoolchildren. According to the most recent data available, the up-Island school district ranked sixth in per-pupil spending among other districts in the state.