Chilmark Regroups Over Land Purchase for Fire Station
Alex Elvin

Chilmark selectmen are reevaluating options for land to build a new fire station in light of concerns raised by fire chief David Norton.

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Chilmark Reopens Community Center Fee Discussion
Alex Elvin

Almost a year and a half after tabling a recommendation from a special town committee, the Chilmark selectmen are still struggling to determine how best to regulate use of the Chilmark Community Center.

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Cost of Living High But So Is Dying as Cemetery Fees Rise
Alex Elvin
With plots at Abel’s Hill Cemetery a relative bargain, the Chilmark cemetery commission has voted to gradually increase the rates.
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Spirited Debate About Alcohol in Chilmark
Alex Elvin

A proposal to allow beer and wine sales at restaurants in Chilmark came under fire at a selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday. Several longtime residents gathered to speak out against the idea.

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Chilmark Goes Back to Drawing Board for New Public Safety Building Site
Alex Elvin

The recent purchase of the Santander Bank property in Chilmark by the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank will serve an up-Island need, but also leaves the town with one less potential site for a public safety building.

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Pushing Ahead on Squibnocket Project, Town Buys Beach Lots
Alex Elvin

Less than four months after voters approved a major restoration plan for Squibnocket Beach, the Chilmark selectmen have acquired two properties near the beach, where the plan calls for a new parking lot and a new access road to the homes at Squibnocket Farm.

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Squibnocket Beach Proposal Is Main Focus of Chilmark Warrant
Alex Elvin
Chilmark selectmen approved a warrant for a special town meeting Feb. 2 that aims to clear the way for a major restoration project at Squibnocket Beach. Voters will be asked whether to approve a plan developed by a town committee last year.
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Selectmen Stay the Course on Housing Lottery Despite Appeals
Alex Elvin

With demand for affordable homesites running high and an upcoming lottery for four lots at Nab’s Corner a few days away, the Chilmark selectmen this week denied two appeals from applicants who did not meet the guidelines.

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New Oyster Farms, Returning Food Truck in Chilmark
Ivy Ashe
Four new oyster farms could be coming soon to Menemsha Pond, which already hosts six aquaculture ventures.
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As Squibnocket Plan Gathers Views, Selectmen Add Theirs
Alex Elvin
The Chilmark selectmen this week added their voices to the growing body of opinion and research related to the town’s efforts to restore a portion of Squibnocket Beach.
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