Chilmark Harbor Master Will Retire
Landry Harlan

Longtime harbor master Dennis Jason will step down before the start of next summer, he told the Chilmark selectmen Tuesday.

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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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Town Awards Bid for Squibnocket Beach Work
Steve Myrick

Chilmark selectmen have chosen West Tisbury contractor John Keene to create a new beach as part of the town’s portion of the Squibnocket Beach project.

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Selectmen Look Ahead to Next Season at Menemsha
Sara Brown

Summer crowds are gone, but town officials had streams of pedestrians and clogged streets on the mind during their fall walk-through at Menemsha.

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Menemsha Boardwalk Sparks Debate Among Chilmark Officials
Chloe Reichel

A boardwalk that crosses a salt marsh and tidal channel across town-owned land near the Menemsha Inn sparked heated discussion at the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday.

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Crab Corner Closure Stirs Protest
Chloe Reichel

Chilmark selectmen continued to wrestle this week with the question of whether to allow swimming and wading in a shallow area of the Menemsha Channel.

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Stray Voltage Problem Solved, Town Officials Believe
Chloe Reichel

Chilmark officials believe the source of stray voltage in the water at Menemsha has been located and addressed.

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Menemsha Is Busy, 40th Road Race Around the Corner
Chloe Reichel

In Chilmark people are heading to the beach in droves and the town is working to manage the summer swells. The annual road race is August 12.

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Fishermen Question Charter Fishing Operation in Menemsha
Chloe Reichel

Commercial fishermen packed the room for the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday to voice concerns about a planned new charter fishing boat operation out of Menemsha.

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