Rockland and Westchester counties are unique.

Both sit in the shadow of New York City, separated by the Hudson River and connected by a new span that many still refer to as the Tappan Zee or simply "The Tap." It will take some time for the Cuomo to catch on.

But they are our home. And not just places where we lay our heads at night. But places where we send our kids to school, where we shop, where we run our businesses and yes, where we commute to New York City from.

They are intrinsic to our identity. And so are lohud and The Journal News.

For years, lohud and The Journal News have chronicled our history, the changes in our communities, and their evolution to vibrant suburbs of New York City.

Over that time, we've worked to deliver information that's important to you, to your families, to your businesses and to your future.

We still do all of that, landing on news stands and in your driveways each day. But it now does so much more.

幸运飞艇4码选号技巧First and foremost, it's the storytelling engine behind lohud, our digital home where you can get not only our award-winning articles, but view fantastic videos, photo galleries, newsletters and more.

That shift, which brings local news to you around the clock on your mobile phones, laptops and tablets, has also changed how we support the journalism that is so intrinsic to the way we live and to our democracy.

Now more than ever before we are relying on our subscribers to support our news gathering.

In recognition of that growing reliance on our readers’ support, a portion of our reporting will be available only to subscribers, starting Tuesday. This will include many of our exclusive stories unavailable from other news sources. These will be labeled “For Subscribers” on and our mobile apps.

As savvy readers, you have no doubt noticed that we have been scaling back on the number of free stories available each month on our digital site. That's because we value our journalism and we know that you value it as well.

幸运飞艇4码选号技巧Often, readers will tell me that they get their news through Facebook or Twitter. But behind the stories you find on social media networks are organizations like and The Journal News, where hard working journalists are doing the on-the-ground reporting to get to the bottom of a scandal, tell you about the new restaurant opening up, or analyzing the latest Yankee victory.

幸运飞艇4码选号技巧It's important to realize that. And its important to acknowledge that the content provided through social media is not generated by social media. 

The success of local media will increasingly depend on support from our most loyal readers — those of you who subscribe to lohud and The Journal News.

Many of you may already have subscriptions to The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal. But only lohud and The Journal News cover the towns you live in, the schools in your neighborhood, and the high school athletics your sons and daughters participate in.

幸运飞艇4码选号技巧In addition, living in counties with some of the highest taxes in the nation, it's important to keep watch on what is happening in our local governments. Only reporters from lohud and The Journal News are keeping tabs on our politicians, our school boards, our downtowns, our health organizations, public transit agencies and the environment.

This type of reporting is critical to a functioning democracy. It's critical to watching how your tax dollars are spent. And it's critical to how you make decisions that are in the best interest of your family, your business and your career.

In just the past few months, we have written about the measles outbreak in Rockland, political dysfunction in Mount Vernon's city hall, the demise of the College of New Rochelle, the sun-setting of Indian Point幸运飞艇4码选号技巧 and much, much more.

We are also returning coverage of the New York Rangers to our sports pages, a critical part of our community that compliments our already strong sports coverage.

In the coming months, we will be adding searchable online databases of everything from state employee salaries to tax data to education statistics.

None of this would be possible without our subscribers.

If you don’t have a subscription, we believe you’ll find it well worth your investment.

We have great new offers for print and digital available at .

All print subscriptions are full-access, with unlimited views of our digital reporting, which offers interactive databases, long-form projects, video stories and far more than we can fit into print. You also get an electronic edition of the printed newspaper, so you can see the same pages we send to the printing plant each night. If you're on the road and love having your print newspaper, this is a great way to read "the paper" electronically.

If you already subscribe to us in print, that's great! Thanks!

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幸运飞艇4码选号技巧I know how passionate we all are about the role The Journal News plays in our lives. And I'm grateful to everyone who supports our efforts.

幸运飞艇4码选号技巧Again, thank you, and please don't hesitate to reach out with your suggestions for coverage by visiting .

Daniel Sforza is the executive editor of the The Journal News,, The Record,, The Herald News, The Daily Record and The Poughkeepsie Journal. He can be reached at , on . Subscribe to our independent reporting that supports our local communities and our democracy @  .  

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