Many of you have been asking me for years where you can pick up a copy of the East End Beacon, which is a thought that just about knocks my socks off.
This website was first visualized as a broadsheet newspaper more than a decade ago, when I was among the ink-stained wretches who watched as the newspaper industry began to collapse nationwide.
The East End has long sustained a robust print newspaper economy, and has long harbored a community eager to know as much about their environs as possible.
For the past four years, we’ve devoted our resources to putting together the most forward-thinking web-based news source on the East End, covering environmental issues, controversies at town hall, social movements, fresh local businesses, arts, music, poetry and live theater, and the important Peconic Estuary.
As one of the most nimble news organizations here, we’ve watched the changes in the industry over the past four years with keen interest. Our readers remind us that print media will always be a part of the East End’s news diet, albeit perhaps in a different form than the weekly newspapers that are currently the norm here.
We’ve decided that now, with so much at stake for the future of our region, is the right time to launch a print edition.
The Beacon in print will be a monthly publication, in order to focus the efforts of our growing staff of reporters on big-picture stories, giving readers the context and depth that is often lacking in the 24-hour news cycle. Our online news coverage will continue to be fresh and fully up-to-date.
Print subscriptions are now available for $20 per year for readers in Suffolk County and $30 per year for readers who live on the East End part-time and would like the paper delivered outside of Suffolk County for part or all of the year. To change your subscription address throughout the year, give us a call at 631.251.7484 two weeks before you plan to move.
You can sign up by sending a check or money order to Beacon Publications, P.O. Box 665, New Suffolk, NY 11956 with the word “subscription” in the subject line (please include the address where you would like the subscription sent!), or using a credit card below:
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If you’d like to get in on advertising with us, we will be offering a free online ad with every print display ad purchased in the April and May issues. You can find more details on our Rate Sheet.
See you on the newsstands!