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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Listening to the Heartbeat of an Old Chilmark House
Mary Jane Carpenter

One of the more interesting houses up-Island is 231 State Road in Chilmark. It is an unusual house for Chilmark: a Queen Anne style Victorian, painted yellow, with a turret.

I don’t know of any other such houses in Chilmark, whose charm lies in its serene and lovely rolling hills, hidden houses and beaches. It is a very common type of house elsewhere in the United States, the reflection of the prosperity of the late 19th century. Prosperity that had passed Chilmark by and which it was not to achieve until well past the midpoint of the 20th century.

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Chilmark Backs Plan for Squibnocket
Alex Elvin

Chilmark voters early this week unanimously backed a plan for restoring Squibnocket Beach, ending a seven-month public review. It was a striking departure from the contentious annual town meeting last April when an earlier plan was rejected.

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Chilmark Rejects Squibnocket Plan, Favoring More Study
Remy Tumin
Chilmark voters rejected the much-discussed public-private improvement project at Squibnocket beach by a slim margin at the annual town meeting Monday night, deciding instead to study alternatives under a newly appointed committee.
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Harbor Improvements Top Chilmark Special Town Meeting Tonight
Remy Tumin
New pilings for Menemsha harbor, a new office for the harbor master and a new wood floor for the Chilmark Community Center are all decisions for voters. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center.
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