Happy Birthday Chilmark
Chilmark is turning 325 years old.
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New Dwelling to Top Manter’s Hill, One of the Historic Properties of the Vineyard
Joseph Chase Allen
Manter’s Hill, a Chilmark landmark since the beginning of the Manor, will be crowned with a year-round dwelling of imposing size at some time in the near future. The house is to be built for Lester Dana of Boston, who is in the process of purchasing fifty-five acres of the old Manter Place from Philip Siff, and the building will be done by the William G. Manter Co. of Vineyard Haven. William F. Swift, Vineyard Haven engineer and surveyor, will be in charge of the whole operation.
 
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“One of Benton Harmonica Boys” Is Here for Visit
Vineyard Gazette
He was walking along the state road with his wife up in West Tisbury. He carried a suitcase, and, although he did not actually wiggle his thumb, he looked hopefully back at the car.
 
His name is Manuel Tolegian of New York city, artist and former student of Thomas H. Benton, summer resident of Chilmark. When he was picked up by the Gazette reporter, he looked slightly warm but grateful, animated and eager. He has a thin, aesthetic face and long, slender hands.
 
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Chilmark Approves Spending at Quiet Town Election
Sara Brown

At a quiet town election Wednesday, Chilmark easily passed all spending articles on a ballot that featured no contested races.

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Chilmark Joins Island Towns In Year of Overrides
Landry Harlan
A $9 million town budget and money for school renovations are set to come before Chilmark voters at their annual town meeting Monday. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the community center.
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New Coast Guard Station Arrives
Vineyard Gazette
The Island’s new Coast Guard station, en route from Cuttyhunk, came through Quick’s Hole, from Buzzards Bay at 1 o’clock yesterday, and proceeded across the Sound without mishap.
 
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Menemsha Master Plan Draws Lively Discussion
Holly Pretsky

It was standing room only in the Chilmark library for a public forum on architect Bill Brewster’s preliminary improvement plan for Menemsha.

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Guide to the South Road Has Many Landmarks
Vineyard Gazette
South Road, the main artery of travel between eastern and western extremities of the Vineyard is at once outstanding in its natural scenery and its historical associations. Beginning, properly, opposite Parsonage Pond in West Tisbury village, it extends through Chilmark and Gay Head to the lighthouse and the country park on the headland in that town, where thousands go each year to view the famous Gay Head cliffs.
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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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