Sheriff's Meadow Foundation Has History of Love for Island
Thomas C. Mendenhall

The Sheriff's Meadow Foundation, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, owes its existence to the vision, courage and determination of two remarkable people: the late Henry and Elizabeth Hough. In 1920, Henry's father gave the Vineyard Gazette as a wedding present to the two young graduates of the Columbia School of Journalism. Active as managing editor of the New Bedford Evening Standard, the father had introduced Henry to the exciting possibilities of small-town community journalism.

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Cover Comes Off; Light Shines on Hancock-Mitchell House
Alex Elvin

On a brilliant afternoon this week, workers took apart a massive white tent that arched above the historic Mayhew-Hancock-Mitchell House in Chilmark.

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At the Head of Mill Brook, Controversy Builds a New Dam
Alex Elvin
A plan by a prominent Vineyard conservation group to restore the Mill Brook headwaters in Chilmark has run into fierce opposition from a nearby resident who says it conflicts with decades of observation.
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Police Investigate Rural Mail Theft
Steve Myrick

Tisbury and West Tisbury police are investigating the theft of mail from several mailboxes in the Lambert’s Cove area.

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Sheriff's Meadow Wins Formal Accreditation as Land Trust

Completing a rigorous process begun more than a year ago, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation recently won formal accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance.

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Sheriff's Meadow Receives Grant to Restore Mill Brook

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation has received a $40,000 grant to help restore the Mill Brook at the Roth Woodlands property in Chilmark.

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Peeling Back Layers of Time at Historic Chilmark Home
Alex Elvin

At the end of a long dirt road in Chilmark, a huge white tent arches above the meadows at Quansoo Farm. Inside the tent is the historic Mayhew-Hancock-Mitchell House, under renovation since last year.

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Sheriff’s Meadow Hosts First Lecture in New Series
Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment at the Rockefeller University in New York city, will deliver a lecture at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m.
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Sheriff's Meadow Foundation Seeks Accreditation
Olivia Hull

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is applying this year for accreditation from the The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a lengthy process involving information gathering and documentation.

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Land Court Rules for Sheriff's Meadow in Property Ownership Dispute

The decision ends a bitter dispute over ownership of a three-acre parcel of land in Chilmark. Nisa Counter and Benjamin Ramsey bought the lot on Blue Barque Road in 2010 from a family member. Sheriff’s Meadow said the land was part of a 10-acre parcel gifted by the late C. Russell Walton.

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