Chilmark Welcomes New Police Officer
Chloe Reichel

Chilmark town employees will have new health insurance plans available to them for fiscal year 2018, the board of selectmen decided at a meeting on Tuesday.

The added options from the Cape Cod Municipal Health Group, Health Savings Account (HSA)-qualified High Deductible Health Plans, offer savings accounts for family and individual plans that employees can use to cover their deductibles and other healthcare expenses.

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Chilmark Hears Affordable Housing Options, Narrows Police Chief Search
Alex Elvin
The Chilmark selectmen responded cautiously to efforts by an ad-hoc citizen’s committee to revisit the idea of an Island housing bank.
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Chilmark to Take Up Beer and Wine Question Again
Alex Elvin

Chilmark voters will take another swing this year at a rule to allow the sale of beer and wine in restaurants. A petition asking for the change was delivered to town hall in January with 34 signatures.

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Chilmark Selectmen Look Ahead to Town Meeting
Alex Elvin

Chilmark selectmen tackled a wide-ranging agenda, including issues related to immigration, moped safety, tiny houses, the search for a new police chief and Squibnocket Beach.

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Menemsha Dredging Resumes, but Winter Flounder Season Looms
Alex Elvin
J-Way Inc. has resumed dredging the Menemsha channel, though town officials are doubtful the job will be finished by Jan. 31.
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Addiction Study Triggers Heartfelt Discussion in Chilmark
Alex Elvin

On the heels of the recent report by the Rural Scholars about addiction on Martha’s Vineyard, the Chilmark selectmen held a wide-ranging discussion last week about what can be done to stem the problem.

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Chilmark Selectmen Say No to Unnecessary Tree Cutting, Reality TV
Alex Elvin

With hundreds of trees around the Island tagged for removal by Eversource Energy, the Chilmark selectmen have taken steps to prevent any unnecessary tree cutting in their town.

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In Summer of Unrest, Chilmark Pauses to Honor Its Police Force
Alex Elvin

In light of gun violence around the country, the Chilmark selectmen Tuesday offered words of gratitude to their town police force, most of which gathered shoulder-to-shoulder in the town hall meeting room.

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Chilmark Backs Islandwide Energy Committee
Alex Elvin

The Chilmark selectmen have taken steps to form an Islandwide sustainable energy committee.

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Selectmen Seek to Calm Ruffled Feathers Over Turf Referral
Alex Elvin

Chilmark selectmen met with members of two opposing community groups on Tuesday to discuss a controversial proposal to install artificial turf fields at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

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