Longtime Chilmark Town Treasurer Will Retire

With the impending retirement of longtime town treasurer Melanie Becker, the Chilmark select board voted unanimously Tuesday to take steps to change the position from elected to appointed. Ms. Becker will retire in January.

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Changes Urged After Chilmark Camp Incident

Island anti-racism advocates are pressing the select board to ensure that the summer camp at the Community Center takes measurable steps against bullying and racism.

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Flush With Free Cash, Chilmark Plans Spending

Chilmark has more than $800,000 in free cash on hand, most of which will stay in the bank for now, town administrator Tim Carroll said at this week’s select board meeting.

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Selectmen React to Community Center Report

At a special meeting Wednesday Chilmark selectmen reacted to a report detailing an incident that occurred at the town Community Center summer camp, with critical comments and questions.

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Chilmark Stays the Course on Covid Restrictions

Outdoor mask mandates, reduced parking at Menemsha and eliminating the VTA sunset bus run were all on the table for discussion Tuesday at a joint meeting of the Chilmark selectmen and board of health — but no action was taken on any front.

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Shuttered Mainstay Businesses in Menemsha Cause Concern

A trio of mainstay Menemsha businesses have been shuttered for close to two years with no official opening days in sight, prompting questions from selectmen this week.

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Chilmark Eases Restrictions at Menemsha

In a reversal, Chilmark selectmen voted Tuesday to ease restrictions in Menemsha following Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement that the state would fully reopen by Memorial Day.

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Chilmark Adopts Early Summer Safety Guidelines

Limited attendance at Menemsha sunsets, a drastically cut down book festival: the Chilmark selectmen and board of health took up an array of summer safety plans and guidelines this week.

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Chilmark Selectmen Delay Decision on Book Festival

Plans for the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival were put on temporary hold Tuesday, after Chilmark selectmen delayed approval of the biannual summer event until later this spring.

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Chilmark Inks Town Meeting Warrant, Ballot

Chilmark selectmen convened briefly Monday to finalize the dates of the annual town meeting and annual town election, as well as to review ballot questions for upcoming election as voting season nears.

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