09/29/11 2:14am

Our mission was very simple: Create an award-winning community newspaper to serve northeastern Brookhaven, modeled after our other well-established weekly flags — The Suffolk Times, Riverhead News-Review and The Shelter Island Reporter.

The North Shore Sun launched in September 2002. In more than nine years of publishing the Sun in print and online we achieved many of our goals. We covered Wading River to Port Jefferson with our style of hard-hitting local news, which earned the newspaper recognition as the best weekly in New York State twice since 2006.

But in December of last year we opted to stop publishing the print version of The North Shore Sun. And Northshoresun.com will publish its final story this Friday.

The site will fold as we look to bolster our editorial staff here on the North Fork. Each Sun staff member will assume a new role working on the Times/Review Newsgroup’s four other publications — The Suffolk Times, Riverhead News-Review, The Shelter Island Reporter and the Long Island Wine Press — in print and online.

For decades we have been the go-to source for all your local news in print. And in the past year we have made dramatic changes in the way we deliver the news to you online.

Through our TimesReview.com websites, we have found a way to give you more of the local news you desire, but on a daily basis. And you, our readers, have responded. In the past year, traffic to our websites has nearly tripled.

This restructuring of our newsroom will give readers even more reason to visit our sites throughout each and every day. We thank you for your continued readership, which has made us the number one source for North Fork news, a role in the community that we look forward to continuing for generations to come.

05/25/11 2:04pm

As we announced recently, the newsstand price of the Riverhead News-Review and The Suffolk Times will change from $1 to $1.50 beginning with the June 2 issue.

Traditionally, we’ve used the cost of a cup of coffee as a guideline for our cover price. Yet, despite increasing coffee prices, we’ve held the line on the cost of our newspapers for the last 15 years. Now, however, the time has come.

This change will help us continue providing the award-winning community journalism you’ve come to expect from us. We appreciate your ongoing support and thank you for reading the Riverhead News-Review and The Suffolk Times.

09/22/10 12:00am

Dear readers,

For more than 150 years The Suffolk Times has prided itself on being your trusted source for local news.
Over the last 10 years, the way we deliver that news has changed greatly. We have spent significant time trying to find a balance in how to best serve our readers in a new digital age.
It is with great pleasure that we announce our recent decision to make our website free for all to enjoy.
It’s a simple fact that you, our readers, have changed the way you consume news. While you have remained loyal to our weekly print product, we understand there is a daily need to keep up with what is going on in our constantly evolving communities.
That’s why we are making a strong commitment to expand our presence on the web. We recently began publishing daily newsletters that serve as mini-newspapers for our online readership to enjoy.
We’ve also revamped our commenting and social networking software to make our site more interactive, so you, too, can share your voice with the community. We are planning many more updates and improvements in the coming weeks.
Now by giving you the ability to access our sites free of charge, we hope you continue to enjoy The Suffolk Times in ways never before possible.
We look forward to being your trusted source for local news for the next 150 years and beyond.

Andrew Olsen, Publisher