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Article Published June 21, 2021

Shore Publishing's Story, at a Glance

March 1996:

Shore Publishing founders Ryan Duques and James Warner publish the first issue of The Source in Madison, CT as a faree quarterly paper mailed to every household and business in Madison. In August 1996, it becomes monthly and then in January of 1997, biweekly.


March 1997:

The Sound publishes its first issue as a subscriber-based paper with a separate office and staff in Branford. Determining that this model isn’t working, the company quickly pivots, closing the Branford office and relaunching The Sound several months later under the same total market coverage model of The Source.


May 1998:

Harbor News is launched to cover Clinton, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook.


Oct 1998:

Guilford Courier is launched to cover Guilford.


August 2000:

All four papers are increased to weekly publications. Future publications are all launched as weeklies.


April 2001:

Valley Courier is launched to cover Essex, Chester, Deep River, Ivoryton, and Centerbrook.


March 2002:

East Haven Courier & North Haven Courier (the “twins”) are launched.


January 2008:

The Day Publishing Company, a trust company in New London, CT, completes the purchase of Shore Publishing, LLC, and one publisher is named to take over for Duques and Warner, overseeing all Shore Publishing operations for The Day.



Nestled in an office overlooking a beautiful courtyard in the heart of downtown Madison, Shore Publishing continues to evolve as a weekly newspaper producer. Beyond its core seven weekly titles of The Source, The Sound, Guilford Courier, Harbor News, Valley Courier, East Haven Courier, and North Haven Courier, the company also produces many niche and seasonal magazines as well as its website, At Shore, staff members work to bring relevant, local news and features to its residents and business owners, and to provide strong advertising vehicles for local and regional businesses. With a small and dedicated staff, Shore is able to move fast to meet the demands of the area as they pertain to keeping readers educated and informed about all things local.