Long-Islander Expands Coverage Area

The Northport Record will be merged with The Long-Islander as part of Long Islander News implementing a strategy to return our flagship title to a newspaper that provides townwide coverage.

The merger, which will take effect with next week’s edition, returns The Long-Islander to its roots as a townwide newspaper, and will bring an expanded product for all readers in all the communities we serve. We are not reducing our coverage of the Northport area, we are including it in an expanded version of The Long-Islander.

The Long-Islander, is known for providing greater depth of coverage to townwide issues, particularly coverage of local government. In addition, we find that our readers’ interest naturally extends to neighboring communities. Northport people are interested in what’s going on in the greater Huntington area. Likewise, readers of The Long-Islander in the communities of Huntington, Huntington Station, Lloyd Harbor, Cold Spring Harbor, Greenlawn and Centerport have an interest in what’s going on in the Northport area.

As a result of the merger, subscribers of The Northport Record will instead receive The Long-Islander.

In the case of readers who subscribe to both papers, time remaining on your subscription to The Northport Record will be added to your Long-Islander subscription.

All of the communities we serve will continue to be covered in the expanded Long-Islander, and in the weeks ahead, we will launch Long Islander News’ Huntington Weekly, a second section with feature stories focusing on the town’s lively arts and entertainment scene, business and non-profits, plus a comprehensive calendar of events and things to do.