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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Menemsha Improvements Top Chilmark Special Town Meeting
Alex Elvin

A special town meeting in Chilmark Monday will address a number of projects related to Menemsha harbor, including a new dock and improvements to the park and ride on Tabor House Road.

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Chilmark Elects New Library Trustee, New Selectman
Sara Brown

Chilmark voters elected Carol (Candy) Shweder to the library board of trustees in the only contested race on the ballot for Wednesday’s annual town election.

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Chilmark Says No to Beer and Wine, Yes to Plastic Bag Ban
Alex Elvin

Chilmark has become the fourth Island town to adopt a ban on single-use plastic bags, and will remain the last town on the Island not to allow beer and wine to be sold in restaurants.

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Chilmark Town Meeting Considers Beer and Wine Sales, $9 Million Budget
Alex Elvin
A $9 million budget, a petition to allow sales of beer and wine in restaurants, and a new bylaw aimed at protecting pre-Civil War houses will come before voters Monday night.
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Chilmark Approves Harbor Improvements at Speedy Town Meeting
Alex Elvin

Chilmark voters easily approved every article during a special town meeting Monday, including repairs to the harbor. The meeting included a special tribute to Dan Greenbaum for his years of service to the town.

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