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.

Top 10 Stories from Martha's Vineyard for 2014

Here are the 10 stories from Martha's Vineyard that received the most traffic on during 2014.

Our New Web Address

The Vineyard Gazette has a new online address:

Gazette Wins Award for Coastal Erosion Coverage, Named Distinguished Paper

The Vineyard Gazette won two top awards for excellence in journalism this week, including a Publick Occurrences award for its special section and website called Living on the Edge, the Coastal Erosion Project published in 2013. This is the second straight year that the Gazette has won this award.

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.