• Golden sunset off Chilmark.
    Albert O. Fischer

News

A group of Blacksmith Valley residents are now proposing an alternative plan to one that was negotiated by the town of Chilmark over several months. At the annual town meeting two weeks from today,...
vibrio hearing
The state has issued new tougher regulations to guard against outbreaks of a shellfish bacteria known as Vibrio that closed Katama Bay to oyster harvesting for three weeks last fall.
While I’m not against the folks at Squibnocket Point having access to their supersized summer homes, I’m passionately opposed to the current plan and the Chilmark selectmen’s handling of it.

Celebrations

Anna Chesley Merhalski and Daniel Merhalski of Chilmark announce the birth of a daughter, Isabel Anne Merhalski, born on March 12 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Yongbum Park of Chilmark received a Doctor of Philosophy in Constructive Theological Ethics from Boston University in January 2014.
Cody Coutinho of Chilmark and Skylah Forend of Oak Bluffs were named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Merrimack College in North Andover.

Obituaries

A memorial service will be held for Katherine Brehm Tilton Teel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Abel’s Hill Cemetery.
Peter A. Darling Sr. of Stratham, N.H., and Chilmark, died on March 19. He was 85. He was the son of A. Graeme and Julia (Crump) Darling of Schenectady, N.Y.