We have begun to transition to a paid model, offering some stories to subscribers only. Our goal is not to reach the whole internet with our stories or amass clicks, but to build a base of local subscribers who value our work. We’d welcome your support via a paid subscription.

We offer several signup options:

Free: You can sign up for the newsletter at no cost, and will not be charged unless you opt for a paid subscription. At first, you’ll get all our emails with the free version; as we transition to a paid model, free users will receive fewer emails.

$5 per month: Subscribers will support our work and will have access to all our stories, even after we move to a paywall.  

$50 per year: Get a discount on the Delaware Independent with a year’s subscription.

$10 per month/$100 per year: If you're excited about this local news effort and want to offer more support, join us at the Partner Level. In addition to providing crucial support as we get off the ground, Partners will get exclusive monthly updates from the editor on our efforts to restore local journalism, and a periodic look behind the scenes at how we write our stories.  

Note: We want everyone in the community to have access to local news coverage. If you are living in poverty and cannot afford $5 a month, email us at and tell us about your situation. We may be able to offer a free subscription (honor system, we won’t hire a private detective).