The Suffolk Times introduces all-access digital subscriptions

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

And beginning this week, we’re asking more of our readers to support that mission.

Beginning Saturday, digital access to will no longer be completely free. Non-subscribers will now be given five free articles per month. After reaching five stories, you will be prompted to become an all-access member. Digital subscriptions are $52 per year or $6 a month.

For a limited time we are giving all Suffolk Times users five additional free articles for a total of 10.

If you are a Suffolk Times print subscriber, you will continue to get digital access for free.

The login button is in the top right corner of our website.

This change has been brought on by disruption in our industry that has led to a steady decline in subscription and local advertising revenue for all community news publishers.

The way we tell stories has also 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. In February, we launched a series of events that gives readers the opportunity to engage with stakeholders on the issues that are most important to them. We believe these are the ways media companies like ours need to reach the public beyond what is packaged into a weekly print edition. Our company’s investment in these areas has helped us earn Newspaper of the Year honors from the New York Press Association two years in a row.

Journalism is something that has historically been paid for and it is our belief that the type of content we deliver is worth paying for — and in order to adapt to new technology and rising production costs we have made several more changes to the way we charge for content. In February, our newsstand price increased from $1.50 to $2. This month, our home-delivery subscription rate was raised to $85 per year.

If you have questions or need help with subscription issues, please contact circulation manager Keysha Terry at 631-354-8014 or [email protected]. Additional questions can be directed to publisher Andrew Olsen at 631-354-8031 or [email protected].

We appreciate the commitment you, our readers, have made to us. Our talented staff will continue to strive to produce top-quality work that we hope makes a positive difference in your life and in our community.