Squibnocket Restoration Remains Stalled, State Funding Lost

Almost two years after Chilmark voters backed a plan to restore the eroding Squibnocket Beach, the project remains mired in litigation.

Squibnocket History Evokes Glacial Time

On a mild afternoon, a few eiders bobbed up and down in the surf at Squibnocket Beach. Cars came and went from the town parking lot, which now juts out beyond the eroding shoreline on either side.

MVC Will Review Squibnocket Beach Plan

A complicated project to rebuild the Squibnocket shoreline will head to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for review.

Squibnocket Beach Plan Comes Under Fresh Scrutiny

At hearings before the Chilmark conservation commission, critics renewed concerns about two beach restoration plans and how they will accommodate an eroding shoreline.

New Parking Lot, Boat Launch In the Works at Squibnocket

Facing a one-year deadline to complete a major restoration project at Squibnocket Beach, the Chilmark selectmen on Tuesday unanimously approved a concept plan for a new parking lot near the beach and a new boat launch at Squibnocket Pond.

Pushing Ahead on Squibnocket Project, Town Buys Beach Lots

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.

Chilmark Backs Plan for Squibnocket

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.

Squibnocket Plan Comes to a Vote

Chilmark voters will gather at a special town meeting tonight for a series of decisions on the much-discussed restoration project at Squibnocket Beach. Five of eight articles on the warrant relate to the project.

Squibnocket Beach Proposal Is Main Focus of Chilmark Warrant

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.

Squibnocket Committee Presents Its Work; Reaction Is Upbeat

A recommendation for restoring the area around Squibnocket Beach was well received at a light-spirited gathering that stood in sharp contrast to an emotional annual town meeting in April.