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

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Free Volunteer Ads For Nonprofits in Gazette

Nonprofit organizations on the Vineyard looking for volunteer help can now advertise their openings for free in the Vineyard Gazette.

This week the Gazette is introducing a new classified advertising category called Volunteer Opportunities, which will appear in both the print edition of the newspaper and online at mvgazette.com. Any tax-exempt charitable or arts organization wishing to advertise for unpaid help may do so without charge, said Jane Seagrave, publisher of the Gazette.

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Gazette Wins Top Prizes, Cited for Excellence in Journalism

The Vineyard Gazette won 27 awards in the annual New England Better Newspaper Contest this year, including general excellence, the top prize awarded in the winter contest for small newspapers for 2011. “An outstanding, fascinating weekly newspaper. Superb newspaper writing. It should be studied in journalism classes on community newspapers,” judges wrote.

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Gazette Welcomes New Managing Editor

The Vineyard Gazette has named Joel Greenberg as managing editor, the newspaper’s publisher Jane Seagrave announced this week.

Mr. Greenberg comes to the Gazette after 20 years at The Los Angeles Times, where he served as science and medicine editor. For the last two years he has worked as a writer in the media relations office of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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