Honored repeatedly over its long history, the Vineyard Gazette has received 89 journalism awards in the last three years alone from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

The New England Better Newspaper Competition receives about 3,200 nominations each year in categories that span news reporting, commentary, photography, design, promotions and advertising. The distinguished panel of judges includes present and past editors, reporters and journalism educators.

For two years in a row, the Gazette has won first place in its category for best overall website and best website design, among other prizes.

Here is a selection of stories, photographs and designs that were recognized by NENPA in the latest competition.

 

The Vineyard Gazette won 35 awards for excellence in journalism in an annual competition for newspapers in New England, including first place awards...
Four months after the Vineyard Gazette asked the town of Tisbury for public records surrounding the Stop & Shop expansion proposal, the town has...
Bringing back an extinct species raises a whirlwind of questions — technical, ethical and financial. Would it be possible? Should it be done?
The heath hen is at the center of a new effort and a new debate on the Island, as scientific advances have made de-extinction a possibility.
More than three months after the Vineyard Gazette formally asked for public records from the town of Tisbury relating to the Stop & Shop...
Filmmakers explore the serious and whimsical world of whistling in their film Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Whistling.
The Charles W. Morgan came back to life this spring. The last American wooden whaling ship once again had saltwater under her 173-year-old keel....
A crowd of nearly 1,000 people filled the West Tisbury Agricultural Hall Wednesday afternoon for the memorial service for F. Patrick Gregory. Son Tim...
In many ways the 10-month review of the grocery chain's expansion plan followed a normal course for a development project in front of the MVC. But...
Throughout the weekend the Vineyard mourned the loss of the longtime West Tisbury moderator and well-known Islander, who was the victim of a robbery...
The heath hen is currently being proposed as a possibility for de-extinction by an organization that aims to coordinate projects that use genetics to...
There are 140 nonnative English speakers in the public schools across the Island, the highest count in recent memory. Most are second generation U.S...
John J. Varkonda, who served as superintendent of the state forest for 26 years, died suddenly at age 55. The cause was abdominal aortic aneurysm. Mr...
On the job at the Steamship Authority for nearly 40 years, terminal manager Bridget Tobin brightens every day for boat line travelers.
His customers visited as much for the eggs over easy as to watch Don Patrick perfect the art of poetry in motion, herding homefries, eggs, toast and...
They doubted her before she arrived, scorned her while she served and forgot about her after she left. But the ancient Hudson River ferry Hackensack...
When Lou Reed arrived at WMVY in the early morning of Oct. 12, 1997 for an interview, there was a rooster in the tree next to the front door.
Ray Ellis began every painting as though it would be the best painting he ever did. It was with this spirit and enthusiasm that Mr. Ellis approached...
The waves were screaming one fall morning south of the Vineyard when Capt. Jennifer Clarke landed a big one. Alone on her Boston Whaler, the 40-...
Chris and Lynn McDonnell spent their vacation on the Vineyard this year the way they always do. End-to-end walks on Lighthouse Beach, filling Solo...