New additions to the Indy editorial team.

A Letter To The Community

To The East End Community,

On behalf of The Independent Newspaper, we are proud to announce the following additions to our stellar editorial team.

Joining us in several weeks, and replacing recently retired editor Kitty Merrill, will be veteran journalist and editor Stephen J. Kotz. Kotz has a nearly 30 year career on the East End, working as a reporter for The East Hampton Star, editor of The East Hampton Press, and most recently, the managing editor/news editor of The Sag Harbor Express.

Also joining us next week will be reporter Tom McMorrow, who has left the East Hampton Star newsroom to bring his talents to The Independent. McMorrow has been the police and court reporter of note for many years and we welcome his contributions to shine brighter under our banner.

We are especially proud to announce that Bridget LeRoy is back writing weekly features for us.

At The Independent, we continue to build on our great East End media company, attracting the highest level of talent.

This is an exciting time for us at The Independent. Under new ownership, we are investing in high quality reporters, editors, and staff. We’ve also launched our new website and social platforms, and significantly expanded our circulation this summer.

The Independent exists to celebrate everything East End by both covering local news and events, as well as featuring the vibrant local arts, culture, dining, social scene, and real estate in the community. The Independent brings together the latest in-depth local news and community updates with bold features and dedicated sections on the unique luxury of the Hamptons and the communities across the North and South Fork, making it the go-to weekly read for year round and summer residents alike who want to stay on top of Everything East End.

We’ll have more announcements in the days and weeks ahead, and we’re excited about the future.


The Independent Newspaper