News Update: Monday, Feb. 13 - Voters Approve New Lease on Life for Tea Lane Farm

With sweeping support Chilmark voters approved the long-term leasing of the historic Tea Lane Farm house at a special town meeting Monday night.

The vote was 62 to 5.

This was the fourth time selectmen have come before voters with a plan to return the property to a working farm. Selectmen said offering a 75-year lease on the property as-is was the best option so far.

Chilmark Special Town Meeting Tackles Future of Tea Lane Farm

The fate of the historic Tea Lane Farm will come before Chilmark voters for a fourth time at a special town meeting on Monday. Voters are being asked to decide whether the town should enter into a long-term lease with a tenant farmer.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center. Moderator Everett Poole will preside over the special session.