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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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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Squibnocket Plan Comes to a Vote
Alex Elvin

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.

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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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Squibnocket Committee Presents Its Work; Reaction Is Upbeat
Alex Elvin

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.

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Squibnocket Committee Settles on a Recommendation
Alex Elvin

A re-routed roadway running partly across a wetland, a new location for the parking lot and removal of an oceanfront stone revetment are among the draft recommendations. A public hearing is set for Dec. 18.

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New Squibnocket Plan Begins to Take Shape
Alex Elvin

Town leaders are now discussing the possibility of acquiring land for a new parking lot in several locations. The final recommendation will address the need for parking, beach access, and access to the homes at Squibnocket Farm.

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Squibnocket Progress Report Ready
Alex Elvin

Nearly six months after a Squibnocket Beach restoration plan was narrowly defeated by voters, a town committee that has been working to develop alternative proposals will deliver a progress report to the town.

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Chilmark Reapplies for State Grant to Restore Squibnocket Beach
Alex Elvin

Chilmark has reapplied for a major state grant to restore Squibnocket Beach after learning recently that the original award was in jeopardy. The selectmen have also approved $20,000 to fund cost estimates for alternative plans for the beach.

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Squibnocket Beach Grant May Not Be Available After All
Alex Elvin
A major state grant awarded this year to the town of Chilmark to restore Squibnocket Beach may be in jeopardy because it was tied to a project that voters rejected at the annual town meeting in April.
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