Strict Rules Prevail in Menemsha for Holiday Weekend
Will Sennott

Bracing for a possibly bustling Memorial Day weekend, Chilmark selectmen have taken steps to deter crowds from gathering in Menemsha.

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Chilmark Selectmen Back Emergency Repairs for Dutcher Dock
Will Sennott

Chilmark selectmen agreed this week to make emergency repairs to the Dutcher Dock in Menemsha, despite severe budget constraints this year.

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Selectmen Adopt Strict Parking Limits at Menemsha
Will Sennott

Signs will go up, picnic tables will be removed and a 15-minute parking rule will go into effect in Menemsha this week after Chilmark selectmen heard concerns Tuesday about people congregating at scenic spots.

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Dredging and More: Public Works Projects Abound on Island
Will Sennott

From massive dredging and beach renourishment in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown to renovations at the Gay Head Cliffs overlook, a number of public works improvement projects are under way around the Island this winter.

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Blackfish
Vineyard Gazette

A Black-fish of the whale species, was found run ashore in the Menemsha Creek at Chilmark, on Sunday last, at a depth of about three feet of water. He was nineteen feet long and is expected to yield about three barrels of oil.

 

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Selectmen Approve Bus Turnaround Plan for Menemsha
Landry Harlan
After months of debate over the best solution to improve public safety and mitigate summer congestion in Menemsha, selectmen approved a plan by resident Barbara Armstrong.
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Menemsha Market Will Stay Shuttered This Summer
Landry Harlan

The iconic general store will not reopen this summer due to extensive damage caused by a fire last Thursday, the building’s owner said.

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Conrad Neumann, Chilmark Oceanographer and Poet, Dies at 85
Julia Wells

Conrad Neumann, the deeply rooted Chilmark native, distinguished oceanographer and poet, died Monday in Durham, N.C. He was 85.

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Selectmen Will Delay Menemsha Bus Turnaround
Landry Harlan

Construction of a bus turnaround in Menemsha is on hold after Chilmark selectmen agreed to have their traffic consultant review alternatives.

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Sparks Fly Over Menemsha Fuel and Water Considerations
Landry Harlan

A dispute over use and control of the Menemsha fuel dock was resolved amid testy exchanges at the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday.

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