Menemsha Opening
Vineyard Gazette

The board of Harbor and Land Commissioners seems to have come to a satisfactory understanding on the question of the boundary line between Gay Head and Chilmark. There flows from Menemsha pond a small channel to Vineyard Sound, which shifts from time to time.

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Voters Speed Through Chilmark Special Town Meeting
Steve Myrick
Without a single dissenting vote, Chilmark voters spent $776,448.20 at a quick special town meeting Monday evening, including appropriations to fund raises for town employees and improvements to Menemsha Harbor.
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Call It Quaint If You Must, But Menemsha Remains a Fishing Village
Mark Alan Lovewell
Menemsha fishermen rise with the sun. On a cool, clear morning this week, the lobstermen came down one by one to take their boats to sea.
 
Pat Jenkinson came down to his lobster boat Solitude. Herbert Hancock’s boat Billie H. began with a roar of its diesel engine.
 
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Squibnocket, Menemsha Harbor Top Chilmark Special Town Meeting
Steve Myrick
Pay raises for town employees, improvements to Menemsha Harbor and a change in the land agreement tied to the Squibnocket Beach project are all on the docket when Chilmark voters convene for a special town meeting Monday evening.
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Chilmark Town Column: Oct. 13
Katie Carroll
The local apples, sweet cinnamon and tender crust came together in the kitchen of Beth Mayhew into an, oh so delicious, rustic pie that I was lucky enough to enjoy for breakfast a few days ago.
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Chilmark Rejects Beer and Wine, Backs Squibnocket Bylaw
Alex Elvin

At a marathon annual town meeting in Chilmark Monday, voters reaffirmed support for the Squibnocket Beach project and decided again not to allow the sale of beer and wine in restaurants.

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Chilmark Turns Out for Quiet Town Election
Sara Brown

Incumbent selectman Warren M. Doty was elected again without contest and voters said yes to nonbinding resolutions as Chilmark voters went to the polls Wednesday for the annual town election.

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Chilmark to Decide Question on Beer and Wine Sales Again
Alex Elvin
At their annual town meeting Monday, voters in Chilmark will revisit a number of issues from previous town meetings, including a request to allow the sale of beer and wine in restaurants.
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Interesting Vineyarders: Joseph E. T. West
Vineyard Gazette
This is the story of one who has lived always in the eternal silence, nearly three-quarters of a century without ever hearing the sound of human voice or the song of a bird, and who has never been able to voice a greeting to a friend, for Joseph E. T. West of Chilmark is a deaf mute, the last man of that town to be so afflicted.
 
Born deaf, he could not learn to speak, having no idea of the sound of words, and thus he has lived in silence.
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Chilmark Easily Approves Menemsha Projects at Special Town Meeting
Alex Elvin

Chilmark voters Monday breezed through a special town meeting warrant, approving funding for projects in and around Menemsha and enhanced radio transmission for public safety officers.

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