Chilmark Considers Zoning Change for More Housing

On June 4, the select board debated potential amendments to town regulations that currently only allow for one rental of affordable housing on every 1.5 acres of land – limiting the number of units town housing projects can have. 

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Chilmark Candidates Make Their Case

Chilmark select board candidates Jeffrey Maida and William Meegan weighed on the community center's tennis program, housing and other issues at a candidates forum.

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Netflix Production Denied Shoot on Several Chilmark Properties

Worried about traffic, the Chilmark select board voted against letting Netflix film an adaptation of Judy Blume's Forever at several locations, including the Chilmark General Store and Squibnocket Beach.

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Bill Rossi Decides No Fifth Term on Select Board

Longtime Chilmark select board member Bill Rossi announced at a board meeting Tuesday that he will not seek reelection for a fifth term, ending his 12-year run on the board and capping off a 31-year tenure in town government.

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Chilmark Votes to Raise Building Permit Fees

Construction projects in Chilmark will now face higher permitting costs, after the select board approved a new building department fee schedule proposed by building inspector Adam Petkus.

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Chilmark Officials Ponder Menemsha Traffic, Litter

Chilmark residents and town officials convened this week to discuss how best to manage Menemsha’s growing summer tourism. 

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MVC Encourages Chilmark to Refer Big Projects

The chair of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission came to the Chilmark Select Board Tuesday to ask why some larger projects in the up-Island town never came before the regional planning agency.

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Chilmark Considering Short-Term Rental Tax Hike

At Tuesday's select board meeting, the housing committee proposed raising the lodging tax and committing the new funds to affordable housing.

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Chilmark Stalwart Will Not Seek Reelection to Select Board

After serving 24 years on the Chilmark select board, Warren Doty announced he will not be seeking reelection for his ninth consecutive term this year.

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Chilmark Ponders Beach Replenishment Offer

A Chilmark policy of allowing natural erosion to take its course at Squibnocket beach was reconsidered by the select board on Nov 16.

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