The Star Democrat
The Star Democrat - A United States newspaper (1896 to current), mainly published and distributed in Easton, Maryland in Talbot; and surrounding counties of Caroline; Dorchester, Queen Anne's and Kent.
The Star Democrat, in one incarnation or the other, has been in print since 1799. It began as The Star. In 1896 it merged with a rival newspaper, The Democrat, to become The Star-Democrat. It expanded from a county weekly to a regional weekday paper in 1974 and added a Sunday edition in 1988. A website, www.stardem.com, made its debut in 1996. Recently, as region political demographics have changed, the word "Democrat" has been de-emphasized in the newspaper logo; Talbot County, where the newspaper is published, is one of two Republican-majority counties on the Eastern Shore. The hyphen separating "Star" from "Democrat" has also been phased out.
The Star Democrat is published daily (except for Saturday).The paper was owned by American Consolidated Media of Dallas, Texas. In 2014, Adams Publishing group acquired 34 papers, including The Star Democrat, from ACM. The current executive editor is John Griep.
In the fall of 1978, the newspaper moved from downtown Easton to its current plant at 29088 Air Park Drive. In October 1988, the newspaper launched its Sunday edition, The Sunday Star, now one of its two largest issues of the week. In 1996, The Star added its Web edition, www.stardem.com.
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