Chilmark selectmen voted Tuesday to change the job description for town fire chief David Norton. Mr. Norton will now be paid a salary of $65,000; previously the chief received a $37,370 annual stipend.


A roof fire at a Chilmark home was quickly extinguished Wednesday afternoon by up-Island firefighters. The fire broke out during heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Multigenerational clans of Chilmarkers flocked to the field behind the Community Center Wednesday for the volunteer firefighter association’s annual Backyard Bash.


Chilmark selectmen are reevaluating options for land to build a new fire station in light of concerns raised by fire chief David Norton.


Picking up on efforts that began more than a decade ago, a committee in Chilmark is taking another stab at finding a location for a new fire station.

Hundreds of adults and kids flocked to the Chilmark Community Center Wednesday for the town’s annual volunteer firefighter association’s Backyard Bash.