The chair of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission came to the Chilmark Select Board Tuesday to ask why some larger projects in the up-Island town never came before the regional planning agency.

A wood-shingled new fire station has emerged across from Beetlebung Corner, and behind it, down a winding path, is another addition: the new Tri-Town Ambulance building.


With a new emergency services headquarters on the horizon, selectmen have allowed the ambulance service to settle an old debt with the town.


West Tisbury selectmen agreed last week to back a shared funding concept for a new Tri-town ambulance headquarters in Chilmark.


A property abutting the town hall could become the new headquarters for Tri-Town ambulance, if voters agree at the annual town meeting next spring.


The ambulance service which provides EMS to the three up-Island towns is undergoing a change in leadership. Tri-Town chief Paul (Zeke) Wilkins has stepped down following a period of medical leave, while deputy chief Ben Retmier has been named acting chief.