Vineyard Conservation Society Hosts Annual Meeting
The 49th annual meeting of the board and membership of the Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) will take place at the Wakeman Conservation Center off Lambert’s Cove Road in Tisbury on Wednesday, June 26.
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Art Contest Success Due to Many Angels
Samantha Look
We are lucky, whether we call the Island home for a week, a year, or generations at a time. This feeling was refreshed as the Vineyard Conservation Society launched an art contest for high schoolers.
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Supreme Court Ruling Hailed as Victory for Conservation
Sara Brown

In a case that has been closely watched by conservation groups on the Vineyard, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that a plot of forestland in the Berkshires cannot be taxed.

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VCS Student Art Exhibit Opens
A reception for student artists will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center. The reception will also include a free 5 p.m. showing of the award-winning film Inocenti, about a homeless high school student pursuing her art against all odds.
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Community Beach Cleanup
I want to express our sincere appreciation to the Vineyard community for coming out and helping with this year’s Earth Day beach cleanup.
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Island Inspirations
Art competition for Island high school students sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society was launched this week.
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Winter Walk
The Vineyard Conservation Society and Sense of Wonder Creations are collaborating for a short trip to West Chop lighthouse and beaches.
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Walking the Land to Visit the Past
Brendan O'Neill
Against a backdrop of rising seas rising and receding shorelines, it feels as though the Vineyard gets a little smaller every year. But one town is actually a bit bigger than it once was.
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Shaking Hands With Nature, One Step at a Time
Alison L. Mead
On Sunday afternoon about 40 hikers (and several dogs) gathered for a guided walk through the Frances Woods Preserve in West Tisbury. “Fran Woods emailed this morning to say ‘enjoy the walk,’” said Brendan O’Neill, executive director of the Vineyard Conservation Society.
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Supreme Court Tests Whether Conservation Land Can be Taxed
Sara Brown
In Massachusetts, land used by a charitable organization qualifies for a tax exemption under state law. But a recent case in the town of Hawley, now going before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, could have wide implications.
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