Business Brief: Vineyard Gazette hikes newsstand price, raises paywall

Business Brief: Vineyard Gazette hikes newsstand price, raises paywall

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The Vineyard Gazette Friday increased its newsstand price from 75 cents to $1. Also, beginning this week, a pay wall will limit access to the Gazette website. Non-subscribers will be limited to 10 free online articles a month, the Edgartown weekly announced.

Last month, the Gazette announced the discontinuation of its Tuesday print edition, published since June 1929, a decision rooted in the Edgartown broadsheet’s increasing emphasis on its digital product, the paper’s publisher Jane Seagrave said.

The Gazette’s total, average, paid on-Island circulation, including subscriptions (1,926) and newsstand sales (3,018), was 4,944 copies, according to its most recent postal statement, published October 5, 2012. Off-Island subscriptions totalled 3,486.

The Friday print edition continues to be produced at the newspaper office in Edgartown in its traditional black-and-white broadsheet format.

Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg, longtime seasonal residents who live in Mt. Kisco, New York, own the Gazette. Mr. Kohlberg is a financier widely acknowledged as a leveraged buyout pioneer who founded his own investment firm, Kohlberg & Company, headquartered in Mt. Kisco.