A note from the publisher about newsstand, subscription increases

Dear Suffolk Times reader,

Our mission has long been to provide you with the very best community journalism.

In 1857, The Suffolk Times’ inaugural editorial said it aimed to be, “above all else, a good newspaper.”

If we were to write that same editorial today, we’d describe ourselves as not merely a weekly newspaper but rather a multimedia company producing content on a daily basis. The way we tell stories has changed dramatically in recent years, from words and photos on a page to videos and podcasts that bring those stories to life on our websites and through social media. This month, we’re launching a series of events that will give our readers the opportunity to engage with stakeholders on the issues that are most important to them.

Our talented staff consistently strives to produce top-quality work that we believe makes a positive difference in your life and in our community.

It is our belief that at Times Review Media Group we produce journalism worth paying for — and in order to adapt to new technology and rising production costs we will be making several changes in the months ahead to the ways we charge for content.

Beginning with this issue, our newsstand price has been increased from $1.50 to $2. In the coming months, our home-delivery subscription rate will also increase, to $85 per year.

Perhaps the biggest change will affect users of our website, as we will soon begin selling subscriptions for unlimited access to digital content. All visitors will still receive a certain number of free clicks per month, but once that limit is reached, users will be asked to subscribe for $52 per year or $6 a month.

If you already subscribe to our print edition, you can simply link that subscription to our website at no additional cost. We will be sharing more details about this change in the coming months.

To minimize the impact of these changes, for a limited time, we are offering existing print and new subscribers the opportunity to renew for one year at the current lower rates.

If you’d like to take advantage of this extension offer, please be sure to contact circulation manager Keysha Terry at 631-354-8014 or [email protected] before March 29. You can also mail your renewal request to The Suffolk Times, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952.

We appreciate your continued loyalty to our newspaper, which we have been proud to print for more than 160 years. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly at 631-354-8031 or [email protected]

Andrew Olsen

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