Warm Sendoff for Retiring Fire Chief at Backyard Bash
Will Sennott
The annual Chilmark Backyard Bash was celebrated with poignancy, as retiring fire chief David Norton took the stage to formally pass the torch to Jeremy Bradshaw.
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Chilmark Names New Fire Chief
Will Sennott

Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously on Tuesday to name Jeremy Bradshaw as the new town fire chief. Mr. Bradshaw will begin work August 1.

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Utility Pole Fire Damages Menemsha Market in Storm
Landry Harlan

Part of the Menemsha Market was heavily damaged in a fire Thursday night likely sparked by a utility pole that went over in heavy winds, Chilmark assistant fire chief Timothy Carroll said.

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Chilmark House Fire Prompts Massive Mutual Aid Response
Noah Asimow

A home under construction on Middle Road in Chilmark caught fire early Wednesday morning, engulfing the property in flames for nearly two hours and prompting an all-out mutual aid response from every Island fire department.

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A Town This Size: Backyard Bash Celebrates All Things Chilmark
Landdry Harlan

The only fire at the Chilmark volunteer firefighters’ Backyard Bash Wednesday was on the grill, where burger patties and corn on the cob were laid out for hundreds.

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Chilmark Eyes Town Center for New Fire Station
Landry Harlan

Chilmark’s long search for a suitable spot to build a new town fire station could well end up back where it began: where the town hall and firehouse sit side by side.

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Chilmark Selectmen Agree to Big Raise for Town Fire Chief
Steve Myrick
Chilmark selectmen voted Tuesday to change the job description for town fire chief David Norton. Mr. Norton will now be paid a salary of $65,000; previously the chief received a $37,370 annual stipend.
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Firefighters Extinguish Chilmark House Fire
Sara Brown

A roof fire at a Chilmark home was quickly extinguished Wednesday afternoon by up-Island firefighters. The fire broke out during heavy rain and thunderstorms.

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Backyard Bash Is an Institution — Chilmark Style
Chloe Reichel

Multigenerational clans of Chilmarkers flocked to the field behind the Community Center Wednesday for the volunteer firefighter association’s annual Backyard Bash.

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Chilmark Considers Safety Building Site
Alex Elvin
Picking up on efforts that began more than a decade ago, a committee in Chilmark is taking another stab at finding a location for a new fire station.
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