Take a Tour of Our New Website

For a limited time, the Vineyard Gazette is opening up access to all parts of our new multiplatform website to subscribers and visitors alike so you can explore our wealth of multimedia, news, information and commentary and sample our many new features.

Whether you are accessing the site from a desktop computer, an iPad or a smart phone, the first thing you may notice is that the site is just the right size for your screen.

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If These Walls Could Talk, They'd Tell Tales from Old Gazette Articles
Remy Tumin

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas and Cy Young made headlines 150 years ago, and last week those headlines were uncovered when the shingles came off the front of the Littlefield house in West Tisbury.

Newspapers dating to the mid 19th century were discovered on the State Road home by Island builder Tucker Hubbell when he and his crew removed the front porch of the house for a renovation project. Mr. Hubbell estimated the last time the 1844 house had been shingled was around 1910, when newspapers were commonly used to help insulate and prevent wind from blowing through the walls.

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Gazette Reports Circulation

The Vineyard Gazette’s total print circulation remained flat this year, as traffic to its website continued double digit growth.

Total average circulation for the Gazette over the past 12 months was 8,903, compared with 8,823 for the same period last year. Paid circulation was 8,472 compared with 8,569 in 2011, a 1.1 per cent decline.

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Vineyard Gazette Wins Newspaper of Year Honors at New England Press Convention

The Vineyard Gazette was named Weekly Newspaper of the Year for 2001, the highest honor given to weekly newspapers by the New England Press Association (NEPA). Also known as the George A. Speers Award, the coveted honor is given out to just three newspapers each year: one small daily, one weekly, and one alternative weekly. The Gazette has won the award six times since 1990.

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Vineyard Gazette Launches New Web Site Today; Complete Electronic Edition Online

The Vineyard Gazette announces the launch of a new Web site today. The newspaper’s Web site has been redesigned and reconfigured, and beginning today the site will feature all the editorial content that appears in the Gazette print edition, from front page stories to town columns to letters to the editor.

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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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Thoughts at the End of a Journey
Richard Reston
It was thirty-five years ago that I wrote my first editorial for the Vineyard Gazette, an editorial so important that today no one remembers the message. The thoughts behind that editorial essay were of no particular significance, except perhaps to mark the beginning of a journalistic journey through a profoundly important period of Martha’s Vineyard history.
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Most Popular Stories of 2011 on Martha's Vineyard

The following are the most popular stories on the Vineyard Gazette's website from 2011, based on page views.

1. Blue Heron Farm, Chilmark estate rented by the Obama family for three summer vacations, is purhcased for $21.9 million by Lord Norman and Lady Elena Foster of Great Britain. (Renowned British Architect, Arts Publisher Acquire Blue Heron Farm for $21.9 Million, Dec. 2, 2011.)
 

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Court Dismisses Libel Claim Against Gazette, Boston Globe
John H. Kennedy

A superior court judge has dismissed a political operative’s lawsuit claiming he was libeled by news stories in the Vineyard Gazette and The Boston Globe over his behavior, including his arrest, on the Island during the run-up to the 2008 presidential campaign.

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Gazette Open House

Gazette Open House

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