Chilmark Fishing Benefactor Is High Bidder for Town-Owned Lot

Frederick Khedouri, a benefactor for the Menemsha fishing community, was the high bidder on a four-acre parcel of town-owned land off Meeting House Road.

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Chilmark Eyes Grant for High-Speed EV Charging Stations
Maia Coleman

A plan to install high-speed electric vehicle chargers in Chilmark picked up steam Tuesday, after selectmen voted to apply to a state grant program to fund the installation project.

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Chilmark Clears the Way for New Barn at Beetlebung Farm
Maia Coleman

Chilmark selectmen signed a memorandum of understanding with the owners of Beetlebung Farm this week that clears the way for a rebuilt antique barn to go up on the small farm off Middle Road near Bettlebung Corner.

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Fish House Revival Moves Closer to Reality in Menemsha
Maia Coleman and Noah Asimow

After the closure of Menemsha’s only wholesale seafood market last year, the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust has taken steps on multiple fronts to fill the void.

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Chilmark Puts Brakes on North Road Bike Path
Maia Coleman

Chilmark selectmen put the brakes on a preliminary plan to build a shared-use bike path on North Road, amid a sea of criticism from town residents Tuesday.

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Preservation Trust Eyes Fish House Revival in Menemsha
Maia Coleman

The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust said Tuesday that it hopes to lease the former Menemsha Fish House property, with an eye toward reopening the facility as a community-based wholesale seafood company.

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Chilmark Doubles Town Mooring Fees
Maia Coleman

Mooring fees are going up in Menemsha next summer after Chilmark selectmen voted this week to double the fees, bringing them more in line with other Island towns.

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Chilmark Looks to Take Harder Line to Combat Coronavirus Spread
Maia Coleman

Chilmark selectmen created a plan for a coronavirus public awareness campaign at an emergency meeting with the board of health Thursday.

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Chilmark Reviews Covid-Related Expenses
Maia Coleman

Chilmark selectmen heard updates on town finances Thursday, reviewing recent grants and outstanding Covid-related expenses.

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Chilmark Sets Dates for Bay Scallop, Oyster Seasons
Maia Coleman

Chilmark selectmen voted Tuesday to approve new regulations for the upcoming scallop and oyster seasons, while keeping a close eye on toxic blue-green algae growth in coastal ponds.

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