At a marathon annual town meeting in Chilmark Monday, voters reaffirmed support for the Squibnocket Beach project and decided again not to allow the sale of beer and wine in restaurants.


A $9 million budget, a petition to allow sales of beer and wine in restaurants, and a new bylaw aimed at protecting pre-Civil War houses will come before voters Monday night.


Chilmark’s annual town meeting this year swung between unanimous agreement and fervent debate. All but seven of the 37 articles passed unanimously.

Chilmark voters will weigh in on whether to fund a new Center for Living building for Island seniors at their annual town meeting tonight. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center, which also is the subject of funding requests this year.


Chilmark voters rejected the much-discussed public-private improvement project at Squibnocket beach by a slim margin at the annual town meeting Monday night, deciding instead to study alternatives under a newly appointed committee.


After a passionate and at times emotional debate around preserving the character of Chilmark, voters readily approved a zoning bylaw to regulate house size in town at the annual town meeting Monday night.

The measure carried 162 to 51.