To Ease Summer Traffic, Chilmark Changes Beach Permit Policy for Inns
Alex Elvin

Inn owners will pay more this summer for their patrons to visit Chilmark beaches as the town institutes several changes aimed at easing summer traffic at Lucy Vincent Beach.

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Chilmark Backs Plan for Squibnocket
Alex Elvin

Chilmark voters early this week unanimously backed a plan for restoring Squibnocket Beach, ending a seven-month public review. It was a striking departure from the contentious annual town meeting last April when an earlier plan was rejected.

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Chilmark Considers Change in Beach Permits for Inns
Alex Elvin

Summer doesn’t officially begin for another 135 days, but Chilmark officials are already preparing for the heavy traffic that clogged the parking lot at Lucy Vincent Beach last July and August.

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Trustees Take Ownership of Old Brickyard in Chilmark
Olivia Hull

The 18-acre north shore Chilmark property was gifted to the Trustees of Reservations this summer through an estate of the Harris family. The conservation group plans to open the property to the public next year.

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Harbor Improvements Top Chilmark Special Town Meeting Tonight
Remy Tumin
New pilings for Menemsha harbor, a new office for the harbor master and a new wood floor for the Chilmark Community Center are all decisions for voters. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center.
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Tabor House Road Closed for Paving
Remy Tumin

A large portion of Tabor House Road in Chilmark will be closed for several days this week due to a repaving project.

The road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday from the North Road intersection to the town landfill. Residents will be able to access Tiercel Lane and Middle Line Road from Middle Road until the paving reaches those roads.

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Chilmark Children Protest Idea of Closing Menemsha's Crab Corner
Remy Tumin

Some came straight from the beach with sandy feet, while others had just emerged from a nighttime bath, but the children who attended the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday had a single message: don’t close Crab Corner.

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Unfair Advantage
The following letter was sent to the Chilmark selectmen: The request for allowing eating establishments to obtain liquor licenses is troubling. The fact that Chilmark remains dry while others have not should never be a reason to change the character of the Menemsha village. How it could impact the town and its future should be thoroughly examined before a decision is made in favor of one request.
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Judge to Decide Whether Chilmark Affordable Housing Deal Still Valid
Sara Brown

In 2007 the town of Chilmark, the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank and the Howard Hillman family announced a three-way land swap that was designed to save a historic house, open up a new conservation corridor and create more affordable housing up-Island.

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Chilmark Will Consider Allowing Alcohol Sales at Restaurants
Remy Tumin
The last dry town on the Vineyard could be turning wet. The Chilmark selectmen have set a public hearing for August 27 to explore the idea of allowing alcohol sales at restaurants in the up-Island town.
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