Founders Vision: To Root a New Newspaper Deep in Island Life
Tom Dunlop
The great storm had wheeled off into the Canadian Maritimes about 45 hours before, leaving a jungle of limbs and power lines almost two stories high on the corner of South Summer street and Davis Lane, just outside the Vineyard Gazette office in Edgartown. The publishers and a clutch of writers and editors had flown to Nantucket to compose and print the storm edition in two slim sections, much of it devoted to how the first hurricane in 37 years had looked and sounded and even smelled, and to an early town-by-town accounting of the damage done.
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Gutenburg to Computers: Gazette Printing Keeps Up With Changing Technology
Nis Kildegaard
There’s little to record in the history of the printer’s art between the invention of movable type in the early 1400s by Johannes Gutenberg and the first publication of the Vineyard Gazette some four hundred years later. In fact, if Joe Gutenberg could have been brought back to stand in front of the old Adams press still on display in the Gazette’s downstairs museum area, he certainly could have printed the first papers himself.
 
Gutenberg’s great invention was actually the precision molds from which bits of metal type could be mass-produced.
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It Takes a Fiery Man to Start a Newspaper
Tom Dunlop
On May 14, 1846, Edgar Marchant introduced the Vineyard Gazette, the Island's first newspaper. It was the Golden Age of whaling.
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In the Beginning
We present to our readers this morning, the first number of “The Vineyard Gazette.”
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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.

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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.

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Ten Most-Read Vineyard Stories Online for 2015
Sara Brown
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 vineyardgazette.com.
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A Moving Experience, 2015 Shined Its Light All Over the Vineyard
Alex Elvin
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.
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Tuesdays in the Gazette Newsroom

For readers who want more engagement with the news, the Vineyard Gazette is launching a monthly discussion series starting in January.

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Vineyard Gazette Turns 169
Sara Brown

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.

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