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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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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Gazette Takes Home Twelve Awards

The Vineyard Gazette won 12 awards in the annual New England Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest this year, including six first place awards that recognized the 163-year-old weekly newspaper for excellence in journalism across the spectrum from advertising to editorial.

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Vineyard Gazette is Sold to Island Philanthropists

The Vineyard Gazette, the family-owned weekly newspaper that has been a prominent, much-decorated and enduring chronicle of Island life for 164 years, will be sold to new owners, the newspaper’s publisher Richard Reston announced today.

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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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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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