Jerome Kohlberg Jr., 1925-2015

Every Thursday night when the Vineyard Gazette’s printing press gears up for its weekly performance, the low rumble and shake reaches the newsroom upstairs like an approaching squall.

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Always Guided by a Moral Compass
Ronald H. Rappaport
Jerry Kohlberg was a brilliant man. His incredible intellect never ceased to impress me during the more than 25 years I knew and worked with him.
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Vision Fellowships Endow Pursuits from Social Work to Sustainable Farming
Ivy Ashe
Ten people have been selected as Vineyard Vision Fellows this year, the largest class in the program’s history. They include a pair of documentary filmmakers and two high school students pursuing social work.
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A Different Kind of Investment: Quiet Financier Reveals Reasons
Lauren Martin

Sporting a baseball cap still, the 85-year-old guy recalled the progression of his fielding positions over five decades of summer games on the Chilmark diamond.

“I played third up until I got too old, then I went to short, then to second as my arm gave out, but that took 50 years,” he says.

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Vineyard Gazette is Sold to Island Philanthropists
Julia Wells

The Vineyard Gazette, the family-owned weekly newspaper that has been a prominent, much-decorated and enduring chronicle of Island life for 164 years, will be sold to new owners, the newspaper’s publisher Richard Reston announced today.

The buyers are Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg, longtime seasonal residents of the Island who live in and operate businesses from Mount Kisco, N.Y. The Kohlbergs have been quiet philanthropists on the Vineyard for many decades, especially in the areas of conservation and education.

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