It Takes a Fiery Man to Start a Newspaper

On May 14, 1846, Edgar Marchant introduced the Vineyard Gazette, the Island's first newspaper. It was the Golden Age of whaling.

In the Beginning

We present to our readers this morning, the first number of “The Vineyard Gazette.”

Gazette Wins Top Prizes for Photography in Newspaper Competition

The Vineyard Gazette won 30 awards this year in the New England Newspaper and Press Association competition, including several top prizes for photography.

Gazette Promotion Helps Island Ponds

The Vineyard Gazette will donate $9,000 to the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, the result of a successful subscription promotion drive that called attention to the plight of the Island’s coastal ponds.

Ten Most-Read Vineyard Stories Online for 2015

From the President's visit to a January snowstorm, a Stop & Shop expansion to restored historic movie theatres, here's a look at the 10 most-read stories of the year on

A Moving Experience, 2015 Shined Its Light All Over the Vineyard

Looking back at 2015, the Gay Head Light inching back from an eroding cliff after months of intense preparation is a fitting metaphor for the year on the Vineyard.

Vineyard Gazette Turns 169

Happy Birthday to the Gazette: the first issue of the newspaper came out 169 years ago today, May 14, 1846. A birthday is an opportunity to look to the past, and here's a look at the Vineyard Gazette of 100 years ago, when the paper cost 50 cents and the summer population was 20,000 people.

Preserving the Future and the Past, Gazette Upgrades Printing Process

The Vineyard Gazette this week welcomed a new piece of technology into its decades-old printing operation with the addition of a new computer-to-plate unit.

Gazette Recognized for Excellence with Top Journalism Prizes

The Vineyard Gazette won 35 awards for excellence in journalism in an annual competition for newspapers in New England, including first place awards for the newspaper’s website and several awards for its special coverage of coastal erosion and the visit last summer by the whaleship Charles W. Morgan.


Gazette Launches Redesigned Monthly Publication

A new publication from the Vineyard Gazette Media Group makes its debut this week. The Vine, a full-color tabloid, brings original stories and a fresh, contemporary look to the special topical sections the company has produced for many years.