About Us


The Sag Harbor Express is an award winning weekly newspaper that has served the South Fork of Long Island since 1859, covering the news and events of the towns of East Hampton and Southampton as well as the communities of North Haven and Noyac, and of course, the beautiful and historic village of Sag Harbor. In April of 2014, the New York Press Association named The Express its “Newspaper of the Year.”

In its day the newspaper has reported on events as wide ranging as the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and visits from President Chester Arthur, the Hurricane of 1938 and the Blizzard of 1888, the closing down of the whale fishery and the opening up of Montauk harbor, the testing of torpedoes here for World War I and the construction, also here, of the lunar landing module. It has talked about its celebrated inhabitants from actors like Hurd Hatfield and Ben Gazarra to a whole host of authors from James Fenimore Cooper and John Steinbeck to Lanford Wilson and E. L. Doctorow; and its not so celebrated heroes who volunteer for public office, trudge off to war, or simply show up in the evenings to coach Little League. It’s written about fire chiefs, police chiefs and Indian chiefs, and has successfully reported Sag Harbor’s births, deaths, politics and scandals for 156 years.

The Express continues to be a reflection of this remarkable community, gleaning dozens of awards for its tenacious reporting of local governmental and environmental issues, engaging advertising design, photography and special publications. The Sag Harbor Express regularly appears in the top ten of New York State community papers.

In addition, the Express publishes a series of monthly magazines under the banner of The Express Magazine, focusing on year-round lifestyles choices found on the North and South Forks of Long Island.

Online at www.sagharbonline.com, The Sag Harbor Express delivers community and social news, sports, opinion and arts and entertainment to a growing audience with an investment in their community, a commitment to the education of their children and a fierce devotion to preserving a way of life that is the envy of many. The site also features The Express Magazine content and incorporates user-based social media networking.


At the heart of the Hamptons is Sag Harbor, a world-renowned port village welcoming ships and visitors from across the globe to enjoy a vibrant year-round community, shops along a historic Main Street and some of the finest dining on the East End. Sag Harbor’s narrow streets are lined with one of the greatest collections of 18th and 19th century homes in the country, and the village and its surrounding communities served by The Sag Harbor Express —from Sag Harbor to Bridgehampton and Northwest to North Sea, East Hampton and Southampton — boast some of the highest household incomes in America.

Sag Harbor today is changing rapidly with new development bringing even greater wealth and sophistication to the village. The Sag Harbor Express aims to serve this new community as well as those that have called Sag Harbor home for generations.