Since Samuel Newhouse acquired the Staten Island Advance in 1922, the company has always been committed to keeping the residents of Richmond County connected to news and information. Today, the Staten Island Advance is pleased to bring you the inaugural edition of Local Life: Staten Island. 

Dan Ryan, senior advertising director, Staten Island Advance

A weekly newspaper, Local Life’s aim is to keep Staten Island residents connected to stories celebrating what is happening in our communities as well as provide readers with valuable advertising messages from local businesses. Local Life will include stories about the arts, business, community events, volunteerism, recreational and youth sports and more. 

For businesses and organizations that have a story to tell, Local Life wants to hear about it. From grand openings and company milestones to events and community outreach, Local Life is dedicated to sharing important, educational, and heartwarming news and information.  

Dan Ryan, senior advertising director for Staten Island Advance and notes, “I’m excited about the opportunity for the local business community to contribute information about their business and activities that enrich the quality of life on the island.” There is no charge to submit a press release or announcement for consideration. Businesses and community organizations are encouraged to submit their stories at 

Michele Valenti, sales director, Staten Island Advance

Sales Director Michele Valenti says Local Life: Staten Island will not only celebrate the special qualities that make the Island unique, but it will be able to bring those stories to life by giving

Robert Salhany, print account manager, Staten Island Advance

residents a platform to share their stories. 

“No one knows Staten Island better than the Local Life team, which includes a face familiar to many local businesses, Print Account Manager Robert Salhany,” Valenti says. “Local Life will focus on the stories that people care about. It enables us to give readers an up-close and personal look into what their neighbors are passionate about and what their interests are. This is a great way for us to come together and celebrate Staten Island life.” 

Newspaper readers have always found advertising from local businesses to be a valuable component of the newspaper experience. Local Life readers can expect to be up to date on the latest offerings from their favorite businesses as they read the pages of this new publication. 

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