Stewardship is defined as “the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving.”

At their annual town meeting, Chilmark will be asked to vote on Article 28 — to pursue a plan to build a $4 million 19.5-foot wide, two-lane bridge to access the 12 houses at Squibnocket Farm.

Concerned by the lack of community involvement and the lack of choices on the table, a group of Chilmark residents have created an amendment to Article 28. The amendment is a mandate for Chilmark to thoughtfully explore other options.

If you believe that Squibnocket Beach is worth caring for and preserving, then please vote yes for the amendment to Article 28.

Thomas Bena