Selectmen Look Ahead to Next Season at Menemsha
Sara Brown

Summer crowds are gone, but town officials had streams of pedestrians and clogged streets on the mind during their fall walk-through at Menemsha.

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Menemsha Boardwalk Sparks Debate Among Chilmark Officials
Chloe Reichel

A boardwalk that crosses a salt marsh and tidal channel across town-owned land near the Menemsha Inn sparked heated discussion at the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday.

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Crab Corner Closure Stirs Protest
Chloe Reichel

Chilmark selectmen continued to wrestle this week with the question of whether to allow swimming and wading in a shallow area of the Menemsha Channel.

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Stray Voltage Problem Solved, Town Officials Believe
Chloe Reichel

Chilmark officials believe the source of stray voltage in the water at Menemsha has been located and addressed.

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Menemsha Is Busy, 40th Road Race Around the Corner
Chloe Reichel

In Chilmark people are heading to the beach in droves and the town is working to manage the summer swells. The annual road race is August 12.

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Fishermen Question Charter Fishing Operation in Menemsha
Chloe Reichel

Commercial fishermen packed the room for the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday to voice concerns about a planned new charter fishing boat operation out of Menemsha.

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Chilmark Welcomes New Police Officer
Chloe Reichel

Chilmark town employees will have new health insurance plans available to them for fiscal year 2018, the board of selectmen decided at a meeting on Tuesday.

The added options from the Cape Cod Municipal Health Group, Health Savings Account (HSA)-qualified High Deductible Health Plans, offer savings accounts for family and individual plans that employees can use to cover their deductibles and other healthcare expenses.

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Chilmark Hears Affordable Housing Options, Narrows Police Chief Search
Alex Elvin

The Chilmark selectmen responded cautiously to efforts by an ad-hoc citizen’s committee to revisit the idea of an Island housing bank.

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Chilmark to Take Up Beer and Wine Question Again
Alex Elvin

Chilmark voters will take another swing this year at a rule to allow the sale of beer and wine in restaurants. A petition asking for the change was delivered to town hall in January with 34 signatures.

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Chilmark Selectmen Look Ahead to Town Meeting
Alex Elvin

Chilmark selectmen tackled a wide-ranging agenda, including issues related to immigration, moped safety, tiny houses, the search for a new police chief and Squibnocket Beach.

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