Gazette Wins Newspaper in Education Award

The Vineyard Gazette and a middle school class from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School have won a first-place award in the national Newspaper and Education Contest. In the project the Gazette helped the class, which was studying the history of slavery in the U.S., create a newspaper about the modern day slave trade.

Gazette Website Wins Top Prize in Newspaper Competition

The newspaper won 30 awards for excellence in in reporting, photography, graphic design and advertising — both in print and digital publishing — in the annual contest sponsored by the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

Traveling On the Road to Resorthood

It’s difficult to imagine today, but there was a time before resorthood on Martha’s Vineyard — a time before summer houses, before restaurants and shops and sportfishing and sailing, a time before people on the mainland even began to think that they might deserve a vacation every once in awhile on a pretty Island far from home.

Gazette Promotes New Sales Manager

Mona Rosenthal, an account executive with the company for the past year, succeeds BJ Yerdon, who retired from the Gazette in December after 12 years.

Gazette Holiday Open House

The Vineyard Gazette will hold an informal open house on Friday, Dec. 13 from noon to 3 p.m. at its office at 34 South Summer street in Edgartown.

Gazette Receives Publick Occurrences Award for Schifter House Coverage

The Vineyard Gazette has received a Publick Occurrences award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) for its coverage of the Schifter house move on Chappaquiddick.

The award, presented at the NENPA fall conference Thursday, recognizes outstanding journalism for a series of stories written by Gazette reporter Sara Brown and accompanied by photographs by Ray Ewing.

Gazette Releases Second Annual Real Estate Yearbook

The Vineyard Gazette this week announced the publication of its second annual Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Yearbook, a free resource guide for anyone interested in buying or selling property on the Island. Published in partnership with LINK, the primary multiple listing service for Martha’s Vineyard, the yearbook provides a comprehensive look at property transactions by town and neighborhood over a 12-month period that ended April 30, 2013. The yearbook also includes an analysis of real estate trends, and information about purchasing property on the Island.

Gazette to Resume Charging for Online Access

Full access to the Vineyard Gazette’s website,, will be limited to subscribers again starting Tuesday, June 4.

After that date, readers who do not have a subscription will be able to read 10 stories a month on the site before encountering a pay wall, said Gazette publisher Jane Seagrave. Obituaries, classified advertising and certain other content will remain freely accessible, she said.

Gazette to Discontinue Tuesday Print Edition This Summer

“Next Tuesday, May 14, marks the 167th anniversary of the founding of our paper and now, as readership patterns are changing, we’re delighted to see more and more people access news and information on our website, especially through their mobile phones and iPads,” publisher Jane Seagrave announced this week. “The Tuesday paper has a long and distinguished history and has had a great run."