There is something unique about life on Martha’s Vineyard. The atmosphere is special and island life moves at a different pace than life on the mainland. One special part of life on Martha’s Vineyard is the local newspaper, the Vineyard Gazette. Residents and visitors alike get their news from this publication and the paper has a long history on the island. So when you’re on Martha’s Vineyard and want to stay informed, grab a copy of the Vineyard Gazette!
About the Vineyard Gazette
The Vineyard Gazette a broadsheet newspaper and is the only paid circulation newspaper on Martha’s Vineyard. It has a rival in the free tabloid, the Martha’s Vineyard Times. The Vineyard Gazette has a long history on the island and has been a part of island life since the 1800s. The paper was founded by Edgar Marchant in 1846. The first issue was published on May, 14th of 1846. Edgar Marchant was the paper’s original editor and he was a champion of the idea that the island should become a summer resort destination and wrote supporting pieces about the idea in the paper. After passing through different owners throughout the years, in 2011 the newspaper was purchased by Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. and his wife Nancy. They appointed Jane Seagrave as publisher the same year. The paper home office is located in the heart of historic Edgartown.
Features of the Vineyard Gazette
As the island’s only paid circulation, the Vineyard Gazette provides the island’s residents and visitors with a lot of useful information. They feature headline news stories from the island as well as the rest of the nation and international news. Other sections of the newspaper include Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Events, Nature & Science, Sports, Island Information, and more.
Reading the Vineyard Gazette
One of the best things about the Vineyard Gazette is where you are when you read it. Because it is a Martha’s Vineyard newspaper, you’ll more than likely be on the Vineyard when you’re reading it. You can sit out on a deck and enjoy the stories of the day while you enjoy the sea breeze and excellent views of the island. There’s nothing more relaxing than kicking back in the morning as you have your coffee and reading about what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard. Plus, it’s always a good idea to stay informed, even if you are just visiting the island for a short while.
Now that you know about the Vineyard Gazette, you should find the perfect place to read it in one of our wonderful Martha’s Vineyard rental properties. Sandpiper Rentals has a large selection of vacation homes to suit the needs of travelers of all types. The different homes accommodate both large and small parties so you’re sure to find one to fit your specifications. Plus, our rentals are located throughout of the island so you can choose which town or beach you want to be closest to during your stay. Though they’re all unique, our vacation rentals all offer great accommodations and luxurious amenities that will make the property feel like your home-away-from-home. There is no better way to stay on Martha’s Vineyard than to choose a property from Sandpiper Rentals. We can’t wait to see you on the island soon!