Vineyard Gazette History
May 2, 2003
February 21, 2003
Announcing his intent to retire as editor and publisher of the Vineyard Gazette after more than 27 years at the newspaper, Richard Reston this week also named his successor.
Beginning in the middle of March, John W. Walter Jr., a former executive editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will arrive on the Island and take over the leadership role of the Gazette.
Mr. Walter, 56, was named editor and publisher of the Gazette and its other publications, Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and the Best Read Guide, after a search process that began early last fall.
July 5, 1996
July 5, 1996
February 23, 1996
April 15, 1994
May 4, 1990
July 8, 1988
The Vineyard Gazette today announced new publishers for the newspaper in changes that take effect immediately.
Richard Reston, presently editor in chief of the newspaper, assumes The position and added responsibilities of editor and publisher of the Vineyard Gazette.
Mary Jo Reston, now the newspaper’s general manager, moves up to the role of publisher and general manager, with full responsibility for the financial affairs of the Gazette.
December 14, 1984
Just in time for Christmas shopping, a letter arrived this week from the Harris Corporation, makers of the typesetting equipment we use at the Gazette to produce the words you’re reading now.
An introductory note explained that the Composition and Controls Division at Harris has cut prices on a number of spare parts -- “items which exceed our forecasted requirements.” We think that means nobody’s buying them.
April 27, 1984
The Vineyard Gazette this week completed its first major building expansion and renovation at South Summer street and Davis Lane in Edgartown, the newspaper’s home since early 1939. This Sunday, as the newspaper enters its 139th year of publishing without missing a single issue, the Gazette will open its doors to all the Vineyard community from noon to 5 p.m. for a house warming and public inspection.