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Chilmark Says Yes to Pond Study and No to Roundabout

Chilmark voters were asked to vote on four ballot questions and to elect a new selectmen yesterday

Chilmark resident and business owner, William Rossi is the new selectmen of Chilmark’s three-member board of selectman. The position, formerly held by Frank Fenner who chose not to run for re-election, looked to originally be an uncontested race. However, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, “In a last minute entry, Alan Porter planted signs and mounted a write-in campaign for selectman. But it was too little too late.”

A total of 261 of Chilmark’s 878 voters came out to vote yesterday. Rossi garnered 186 votes while Porter received 54.

Voters agreed the Massachusetts Estuaries Project studies of both Menemsha and Chilmark Ponds and also agreed to a Proposition 2.5 request that will pay for repairs to the West Tisbury School.

However, like voters in Edgartown, Tisbury and West Tisbury, Chilmark voters came out against the proposed roundabout in the non-binding ballot question. There were 180 votes against the roundabout and 65 for it.

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