This paper was originally founded to serve Scugog Township as an independent voice for the community, covering the news that mattered locally. Along the way, our coverage area grew to include most of what is commonly referred to as North Durham (Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock Townships) and the surrounding area, and has recently expanded to include the City of Kawartha Lakes. But what has not changed since those humble beginnings more than a decade ago, is the desire of our staff to tell relevant stories that connect with the community around us.
Along the way, this community newspaper accomplished the feat of employing an editor, Darryl Knight, actually born in Port Perry, a first in the history of the Scugog newspapers.
That commitment to the community has shined through in everything we’ve done to this point, and will continue to be at the core of everything we plan to do for many years to come.
Through the years - as we pledged to do in our very first editorial - we have reported on the news local residents want to hear, the news people need to hear and sometimes the news people in this area may just as soon ignore.
When The Standard began printing in the fall of 2004, the world was shouting that newspapers were dying. In 2009, as we celebrated our fifth anniversary that same message was being screamed even louder. Yet we remain, because of the continued support of the community we are so privileged to serve.
Thank you for so many fantastic years, it’s been a fantastic journey to reflect on as we plan to move from the only home we’ve ever known to our new office location in Port Perry at 182 Northport Rd, Unit 10. Because of our support from the community, there’s more to come!