Gazette Receives Publick Occurrences Award for Schifter House Coverage

The Vineyard Gazette has received a Publick Occurrences award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) for its coverage of the Schifter house move on Chappaquiddick.

The award, presented at the NENPA fall conference Thursday, recognizes outstanding journalism for a series of stories written by Gazette reporter Sara Brown and accompanied by photographs by Ray Ewing.

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Gazette Releases Second Annual Real Estate Yearbook
The Vineyard Gazette this week announced the publication of its second annual Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Yearbook, a free resource guide for anyone interested in buying or selling property on the Island. Published in partnership with LINK, the primary multiple listing service for Martha’s Vineyard, the yearbook provides a comprehensive look at property transactions by town and neighborhood over a 12-month period that ended April 30, 2013. The yearbook also includes an analysis of real estate trends, and information about purchasing property on the Island.
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Gazette to Resume Charging for Online Access

Full access to the Vineyard Gazette’s website,, will be limited to subscribers again starting Tuesday, June 4.

After that date, readers who do not have a subscription will be able to read 10 stories a month on the site before encountering a pay wall, said Gazette publisher Jane Seagrave. Obituaries, classified advertising and certain other content will remain freely accessible, she said.

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Gazette to Discontinue Tuesday Print Edition This Summer
“Next Tuesday, May 14, marks the 167th anniversary of the founding of our paper and now, as readership patterns are changing, we’re delighted to see more and more people access news and information on our website, especially through their mobile phones and iPads,” publisher Jane Seagrave announced this week. “The Tuesday paper has a long and distinguished history and has had a great run."
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Gazette, Edible Vineyard Announce Sales Partnership

Edible Vineyard, a quarterly magazine that celebrates the Island’s food scene, and the Vineyard Gazette Media Group have entered into a sales and marketing agreement, their publishers announced this week.

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Gazette Names Managing Editor, Digital Director
Two key promotions were announced this week for the Vineyard Gazette editorial staff by the newspaper’s publisher Jane Seagrave. Bill Eville has been named managing editor of the 166-year-old community weekly. And Gazette news editor Vanessa Czarnecki has been promoted to news editor and director of digital content. Mr. Eville has worked at the Gazette since 2010, when he was hired as arts and features editor. He has been reading the Gazette since he learned to read. One of his chores as a boy was to walk up Circuit avenue to get the mail, in particular the Gazette.
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Gazette in Content Deal with The Nature Conservancy
Two Vineyard institutions, the Vineyard Gazette and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), have announced a new partnership to advance an innovative approach to the Island’s environmental challenges. A new section on the Gazette website ( will introduce Gazette readers to the principles and techniques of TNC’s Vineyard Habitat Network, which pairs TNC know-how with the energy and resources of conservation-minded Islanders.

Launched in 2011, the Habitat Network is free to participants and involves no obligations.

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Gazette Wins Top Prize at New England Newspaper Competition

The Vineyard Gazette won 24 awards in the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, including the top prize of General Excellence and 13 other first-place awards for excellence in journalism.

“A delight to read. The very traditional look sets this paper apart. Kudos to all for staying with what had worked for decades,” judges wrote.

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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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