Restoring Squibnocket Becomes a Race Against the Clock

Facing an unforeseen deadline for spending a major state grant, a town committee has stepped up the pace in the effort to restore Squibnocket Beach. The issue has been marked by intense environmental study and also politics.

As Squibnocket Plan Gathers Views, Selectmen Add Theirs

The Chilmark selectmen this week added their voices to the growing body of opinion and research related to the town’s efforts to restore a portion of Squibnocket Beach.

Squibnocket Debate Continues as Committee Seeks Consensus

Facing an October deadline to complete its work, a Chilmark town committee charged with independently studying the best way to restore Squibnocket Beach is midway through its fact-gathering mission.

Squibnocket Study Committee Begins Its Work

Vowing to maintain an open and inclusive process, the group charged with finding an alternative restoration plan for Squibnocket Beach began met for the first time early Monday. Housekeeping items and broad discussion about the mission were both topics of interest.

Governor's Grants Bolster Coastal Restoration on Vineyard, Gosnold

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.

Squibby Is Many Things, But Not Public

In the Gazette issue of May 2, the editorial Lines in the Sand refers to the public beach at Squibnocket, and to public beachfront.

The use of the word public here can only be a mistake, a misnomer, a misprision, or at best, a mishegahss.

Back-to-Back Town Meetings Begin Tonight

In Chilmark Squibnocket beach is expected to dominate discussion when voters gather for their annual town meeting tonight. In Tisbury tomorrow night the main theme is spending, with the town facing its first general override in 20 years.

Chilmark Divided Over Squibnocket Beach; Town Meeting Monday

The controversial improvement project for Squibnocket beach is the talk of the town and comes to a vote Monday night in the Chilmark Community Center. Moderator Everett Poole said he will give a free rein to debate.

Squibnocket Farm: Homeowners Will Not Stand By For Endless Debate

The lead sentence in the April 14 story in the Gazette said it best: public discussion over the Squibnocket Beach and access project has grown “increasingly complicated.”

Squibnocket: Better Options Exist

Observing nature and geology are lifelong interests and passions of mine, and some of the reasons I fell in love with this beautiful Island, like so many other people who choose to live in Chilmark.