The Press: Watch on the Vineyard

Every salaried newsman, they say, dreams of some day buying his own little newspaper. For New York Times Columnist James Reston, the dream has come true. Last week he announced that he had purchased the Vineyard Gazette (average circ. 5,900), the 122-year-old weekly that serves the resort island of Martha's Vineyard, Mass. If Reston ever gives up his Washington beat to ruminate for the Gazette, it will not be all that much of a comedown. For the Gazette is one of the most colorful and quoted of U.S. weeklies.

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