Welcome to the Vineyard Gazette’s new website. If you have not yet had a chance to explore it, please do so now. You can use our self-guided site tour below to see some of the newest features.

Since we launched the new site in the fall, all of our online content has been available for free to subscribers and visitors alike. That is about to change.

Starting in February, only those who subscribe to our print publication or opt for an online-only subscription to the Vineyard Gazette will be able to access the entire site. Others will be able to read up to 10 stories a month for free before being asked to subscribe.

Of course, certain types of content will remain free for all. These include obituaries, classified advertising and our new real estate page.

Why are we charging for online access?

Quite simply because responsible community journalism is costly to produce. Our goal at the Vineyard Gazette is to provide accurate, well sourced news, intelligent and thoughtful commentary, information about upcoming events and stories about the people, places and things that make Martha's Vineyard extraordinary. With support from readers and businesses who share our love of the Vineyard and the desire to make it better, we can get closer to achieving our high aspirations.

Site Highlights and Self-guided Tour

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.

That’s because it has been built using responsive design technology, which adjusts the content to fit the device it is being viewed on. There is no need to download an app. Simply type www.mvgazette.com into the browser of your smartphone or tablet to see how it works.

Check out these new features:

  • In the Editor’s Choice section of our home page, we highlight stories and other items that may not top the news page, but deserve special attention.
  • A new Real Estate page offers a comprehensive look at the real estate market on the Vineyard, including a featured Home of the Week with neighborhood information, a rundown with photographs of all recent home sales, and By the Numbers, a statistical breakdown of how the home market is faring that is produced in collaboration with LINK, the Island multiple listings service.
  • New Town pages provide customized news and information about what’s happening in each of the Vineyard’s six towns, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, Chilmark, West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, and Aquinnah. Each page records news and events, including celebrations, photo essays and obituaries of interest.
  • A Multimedia page features photo essays of Vineyard locations and events. We expect to add more videos over time, including historical videos.
  • Our Archive includes a chronological list of stories that appeared in the Vineyard Gazette from 2001 to the present. Use the search engine to locate particular articles by phrase or keyword.

Our new site signals a major change in how the Vineyard Gazette approaches coverage of news and events on Martha’s Vineyard. While the website continues to carry every story that appears in the print version of the Gazette, we are also posting updates and new information on a daily basis. 

    We have tried to retain the best of our old website while building a new site that better showcases our award-winning content and allows us to create new features in the future. If there are things you would like to see, please let us know by emailing webmaster@mvgazette.com.