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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To Ease Summer Traffic, Chilmark Changes Beach Permit Policy for Inns
Alex Elvin

Inn owners will pay more this summer for their patrons to visit Chilmark beaches as the town institutes several changes aimed at easing summer traffic at Lucy Vincent Beach.

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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 Considers Change in Beach Permits for Inns
Alex Elvin

Summer doesn’t officially begin for another 135 days, but Chilmark officials are already preparing for the heavy traffic that clogged the parking lot at Lucy Vincent Beach last July and August.

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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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Tabor House Road Closed for Paving
Remy Tumin

A large portion of Tabor House Road in Chilmark will be closed for several days this week due to a repaving project.

The road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday from the North Road intersection to the town landfill. Residents will be able to access Tiercel Lane and Middle Line Road from Middle Road until the paving reaches those roads.

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Chilmark Children Protest Idea of Closing Menemsha's Crab Corner
Remy Tumin

Some came straight from the beach with sandy feet, while others had just emerged from a nighttime bath, but the children who attended the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday had a single message: don’t close Crab Corner.

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