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Suffolk County New York Newspapers

Suffolk County New York Newspapers

Suffolk County New York libraries, organizations, and societies have placed a considerable number of historical newspaper titles online. This set of Newspapers can be searched and we provide a link below along with each specific title available. Remember, that a search alone in online records like these is not considered a “thorough” search, as they rely on OCR capability and rarely have been edited by a human eye. Expect errors, so if you have an approximate date and cannot find the information, then check the corresponding issues of the local newspaper.

Babylon Beacon

Published: 1822-1911.
Place of Publication: Babylon

Issued on microfilm from Berhan Industries, Ltd.

Digital Repositories

Bayport-Blue Point Gazette

Published 2006-current.
Place of Publication: Bayport

Digital Repositories

Brooklyn Eagle

Corrector

It wasn’t until The Corrector was first published in 1822 that Sag Harbor had a well-established community paper. According to Zaykowski, Henry Wentworth Hunt arrived in the village from Boston with his three sons, two of whom went on to helm Sag Harbor papers. The Corrector was published on a weekly basis until 1837, when it became a semi-weekly until Hunt died in 1859. After Hunt’s death, his son Alexander and Brinley Sleight took over, publishing the newspaper daily, though this business model proved unsuccessful and the paper reverted to a weekly publication. The Corrector went on to become the Sag Harbor Corrector.

Published: 1822-1911
Place of Publication: Sag Harbor

Digital Repositories

County Review

Published: 1903-1950
Place of Publication: Riverhead

Digital Repositories

East Hampton Star

Published: 1885 – Present
Place of Publication: East Hampton, NY

The East Hampton Star is a weekly, privately owned newspaper published each Thursday in East Hampton, New York. The newspaper was founded by George Burling in 1885. His naming of the paper, using East Hampton as two words, created the modern spelling of the town’s name. (It previously was one word, “Easthampton,” similar to neighboring Southampton.)1)The East Hampton Star, Dec. 26, 1985

The Boughton family started publishing the paper in 1890 when Edward S. Boughton became publisher.2)Rattray, Jeanette Edwards; Twomey, Tom (2001). Discovering the Past: Writings of Jeannette Edwards Rattray 1893-1974 Relating to the History of the Town of East Hampton. Newmarket Press. p. 226. ISBN 978-1557045218. It stayed in that family until 1935 when the Rattray family under Arnold E. Rattray began publishing it. Five members of the Rattray family have run the paper: Arnold, Jeannette, Everett (their son), Helen S. Rattray (who has been publisher since 1980) and David E. Rattray, the current editor. 3)Aspan, Maria (April 9, 2007). “The Latest Real Estate Drama in the Hamptons Is About Newspaper Turf”. New York Times.

Local Sources:

East Hampton Star index 1885 – compiled by members of the Long Island Collection at East Hampton Free Library.

  • Part I ; News 1885-1970.
  • Part II ; Marriages 1885-1977.
  • Part III ; Obituaries 1885-1983.

Supplements in Amagansett Library:

  • Part I, Section 2 ; September 17, 1970 – September 4, 1975.
  • Part I, Section 3 ; September 11, 1975 – August 30, 1979. [no index for August 1978]
  • Part I, Section 4 ; September 6, 1979 – February 26, 1981.
  • Part I, Section 5 ; March 5, 1981 – August 25, 1983.
  • Part I, Section 6 ; September 1, 1983 – August 20, 1987, January 2000 – June 5 2003.
  • Part II, Section 2 ; September 22, 1966 – May 15, 2003.
  • Part III, Section 2 ; September 1, 1983 – May 15, 2003.

Digital Repositories

Current Newspaper

Islip Bulletin

Published: 1962-present
Place of Publication: Brentwood

Digital Repositories

Long Island Advance

Published: 1961-current
Place of Publication: Patchogue, NY

Digital Repositories

Long Island Traveler

Published: 1871-1940
Place of Publication: Cutchogue (1872), Southold

Digital Repositories

The Long Island traveler, Mattituck Watchman

Published: 1940 – 1975
Place of Publication: Southold, NY

Digital Repositories

Long Island Traveler Watchman

Published: 1975- 1990
Place of Publication: Southold, NY

Digital Repositories

Long Islander

Published: 1839-present
Place of Publication: Huntington

Digital Repositories

Mid-Island Mail

Published: 1935-1941
Place of Publication: Medford Station

Digital Repositories

Patchogue Advance

Published: 1885-1961
Place of Publication:

Digital Repositories

Port Jefferson Echo

Published: 1892-1931
Place of Publication: Port Jefferson Station

Digital Repositories

Port Jefferson Times-Echo

Published: 1931-1935
Place of Publication: Port Jefferson, NY

Digital Repositories

Sag Harbor Corrector

The Corrector went on to become the Sag Harbor Corrector. The Sag Harbor Corrector was eventually purchased by Burton Corwin, owner of the Sag Harbor News, in 1919 and became the Sag Harbor News and Corrector. This amalgamated newspaper was subsequently purchased by the Gardner family, owners of the Sag Harbor Express, in the late 1920s to become the only Sag Harbor newspaper.

Published: 1822-1911
Place of Publication: Sag Harbor

Digital Repositories

Sag Harbor Express

The Sag Harbor Corrector was eventually purchased by Burton Corwin, owner of the Sag Harbor News, in 1919 and became the Sag Harbor News and Corrector. This amalgamated newspaper was subsequently purchased by the Gardner family, owners of the Sag Harbor Express, in the late 1920s to become the only Sag Harbor newspaper.

Published: 1859-present
Place of Publication: Sag Harbor

Digital Repositories

Sag Harbor News

The Sag Harbor Corrector was eventually purchased by Burton Corwin, owner of the Sag Harbor News, in 1919 and became the Sag Harbor News and Corrector. This amalgamated newspaper was subsequently purchased by the Gardner family, owners of the Sag Harbor Express, in the late 1920s to become the only Sag Harbor newspaper.

Sag Harbor News and Corrector

The Sag Harbor Corrector was eventually purchased by Burton Corwin, owner of the Sag Harbor News, in 1919 and became the Sag Harbor News and Corrector. This amalgamated newspaper was subsequently purchased by the Gardner family, owners of the Sag Harbor Express, in the late 1920s to become the only Sag Harbor newspaper.

Sayville Weekly News

Published: 1885-1888
Place of Publication: Sayville, NY

Digital Repositories

Shoreham

South Side Signal

Published: 1869 – 1920
Place of Publication: Babylon

Digital Repositories

Southold Town-Shelter Island Register

Digital Repositories

Suffolk County News

Suffolk County News

Masthead for the 28 April 1888, Suffolk County News

Published: 1888 to present
Place of Publication: Sayville

Digital Repositories

Suffolk Life Newspaper

  • Suffolk Life Covers 1964-1969
    A nostalgic look back at the people and events of the North Fork through the front page pictures of the Suffolk Life Newspaper

Suffolk Times

  • Obituaries Indexes
    An index of obituaries published in the Suffolk Times for the years 1900-2005 and an index of of obituaries listed in the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks.

The Long Island Traveler Mattituck Watchman

Published: 1940-1975
Place of Publication: Mattituck, NY

Digital Repositories

The Watchman

Published: 1937-1940
Place of Publication: Mattituck, NY

Digital Repositories

The Watchman of the Sunrise Trail

Published: 1927-1937
Place of Publication: Mattituck, NY

Digital Repositories

These remaining collections have been placed online by additional organizations.

  • Gildersleeve Scrapbooks
    A digitized copy of the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks compiled and donated by the late Donald Gildersleeve of Mattituck. The scrapbooks consist of newspaper clippings from local North Fork newspapers. There are 22 scrapbook covering the years 1915-1982. Newspapers

    • Marriage Indexes
      An index of marriage announcements located in the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks and an alphabetical index of marriages recorded by the Mattituck Presbyterian Church from 1884-1934.
    • Obituaries Indexes
      An index of obituaries published in the Suffolk Times for the years 1900-2005 and an index of of obituaries listed in the Gildersleeve Newspaper Scrapbooks.

Footnotes:   [ + ]

1.The East Hampton Star, Dec. 26, 1985
2.Rattray, Jeanette Edwards; Twomey, Tom (2001). Discovering the Past: Writings of Jeannette Edwards Rattray 1893-1974 Relating to the History of the Town of East Hampton. Newmarket Press. p. 226. ISBN 978-1557045218.
3.Aspan, Maria (April 9, 2007). “The Latest Real Estate Drama in the Hamptons Is About Newspaper Turf”. New York Times.

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