Foundation Insures Sanctuary in a Town
Vineyard Gazette
The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation figures this year for the first time in the list of tax-exempted property in the town of Edgartown. The property so designated is the old ice pond known for generations as Sheriff’s Meadow Pond, and the land immediately around it, now assured of preservation for all time in its present native state.
 
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Cedar Tree Neck Bench
A new bench was recently placed at Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary. The bench was built and donated by Scotty Young of West Tisbury.
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Conservation Is a Proactive Force
Phyllis Meras
In the 1970s, Vineyard conservationist Henry Beetle Hough suffered the greatest conservation defeat of his life.
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Sheriff's Meadow Launches New Trails App
Landry Harlan
A free smartphone app called TrailsMV that maps 200 miles of Island trails will be available June 2.
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Perfect Storms Topple Trees, Altering Island's Landscape
Landry Harlan
Nearly two months after a string of northeasters battered the Island, environmental groups are still cleaning up thousands of downed trees.
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To Conserve and Protect; Island Conservationists Say Cooperation Is Key
Alex Elvin
Since the founding of Sheriff’s Meadow in 1958, Martha’s Vineyard has become a world leader in conservation, with a several nonprofits working together to preserve the natural environment.
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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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