BayToBayNews Paywall: Frequently Asked Questions

 Q: Why does require either registration or a subscription for digital access?

We understand that readers have come to appreciate free access to news. However, we must face the economic realities of producing quality, local journalism and we appreciate the support of our readers in the pursuit of our mission.


 Q: How many stories may I read for free?

Starting in July, readers will be required to register with a valid email address to access stories. Once registered, readers will get five free stories per month.

Keep an eye on the website prompts to know how many stories you have available.

In some cases, you will see stories labeled ‘Subscriber-Only.”

Note that some categories, such as national news from the Associated Press, will be open to all users.

Free story access resets every 30 days.


Q.  What is “Subscriber-Only” material?

As the phrase suggests, you will need a subscription to read certain stories. These typically are in-depth stories that required greater resources and expense for the news team to complete.


Q: How will I know when I reach my story limit?

As you read through stories on the website, on-screen notifications will tell you when you are nearing your limit or have reached your limit.


 Q: What is included in my Digital Access subscription?

A digital subscription to includes an unlimited number of page views each month.


 Q. How much does a digital subscription cost?

A monthly subscription to is $5 per month, using EZ Pay.

 Q: If I am paying for access, will I still see ads on the website?

Yes, Delmarva businesses rely on us to promote useful shopping news and information to our customers. Like your subscription, we count on their advertising dollars to help support our journalism.


 Q: What is your cancellation and refund policy?

You may cancel or modify your subscription at any time. Call our Customer Service team at (302) 741-8298.


Q.  Why do you want my email address to register?

As someone interested in our news coverage, we would like to reach out to you from time to time with breaking news reports, special offers and more.


 Q. How much is a subscription and what are the payment options?

An all-access digital subscription is $5 per month. Or, you can pay $55 for one year. 

Subscribe today!


 Q. How can I pay?

Digital subscriptions require EZ Pay. The customer shares credit card information and charges are automatically applied each month for monthly subscribers.


Q. What types of content will I find on

The website features news from Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Essentially, the coverage area is from the Chesapeake Bay to the Delaware Bay, south to Crisfield, Maryland, and north to Wilmington, Delaware.

Reporters from the Delaware State News, Salisbury Independent, Crisfield-Somerset County Times and Dorchester Banner all contribute news, sports and features. And, we have a wide selection of opinions from our readers.

Visitors will also find national and international news on the site, along with reports on college and pro-sports – all furnished by the Associated Press.


 Q. What is the Press Club?

If you appreciate our non-partisan, community-service approach, YOU can support our efforts by joining our Press Club and making a donation to help underwrite our unique brand of journalism.

Contributors donate solely based on their desire to support local journalism, and our journalistic decisions are never influenced by donors. While we always appreciate story suggestions, members of our Press Club support us because they share our belief that local journalism must not die, and for it to be good local journalism, it must be independent, civil and unbiased.


 Q. Where can I send feedback about

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