About GFP

About Greenwich Free Press

Since launching in April 2014, Greenwich Free Press has become a force in independent news coverage. We publish exclusively online to meet our readers where they are. 

At a time when local news is increasingly underfunded, and trusted local publications have shuttered or been absorbed by larger conglomerates, GFP remains independent and free to read. We are a small operation, which means we can’t cover all of the news. But we offer coverage you won’t find elsewhere. We strive to be fair and balanced, covering all sides of local politics and regularly running letters to the editor.

If you enjoy reading Greenwich Free Press and want to support our creation of reliable, hyper-local news, please consider supporting us directly by making a donation. Your contribution will help pay for website maintenance costs, equipment, and add manpower. With financial support directly from readers like you, we will also be able to upgrade our website and provide an even better online experience. This will keep all of our reporting free to read, without a paywall.

Your donation will help us ensure that we can continue our coverage of the local issues that matter to you. From town elections, to Planning & Zoning, to real estate transfers, to our public schools, to the inspiring lives of our neighbors, we report on the stories that impact your life each day. Make your donation of any amount today and help us grow within the Greenwich community for years to come.

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(Greenwich Free Press is not a non-profit, so donations are not tax-deductible. Donors will not impact our editorial content in any way, beyond helping us continue to report on the issues that matter to our town.)

Who is Greenwich Free Press?

Greenwich Free Press was founded in 2014 by Leslie Yager, who has lived in Greenwich off-and-on since 1979. For many years, Yager volunteered in Greenwich Public Schools including Central Middle School, Greenwich High School, and Julian Curtiss, where she served as PTA President when the school was cited for racial imbalance and reinvented itself as a magnet school. Yager received her BA in Urban Studies from Connecticut College, and has a graduate degree in US History from University of London and a MS in Communications from Boston University.  She is the proud mother of a Greenwich High School graduate.

Several contributors have bylines, but all stories marked by Greenwich Free Press are written by founder/editor Leslie Yager.

Learn more about our mission.

Because Greenwich’s diversity belies its reputation as a wealthy pearls-and-Mercedes town, we strive to cover issues impacting all neighborhoods, from Chickahominy and Byram, to the shoreline and back country, starting with a focus on land use.

According to the most recent ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) report from the Greenwich United Way, about 21% of Greenwich‘s population was employed but struggled to afford basic necessities, including housing. Meanwhile, as the town struggles to achieve the state requirement that 10% of its housing stock be affordable. And after a long slump, Greenwich’s real estate was shocked awake in 2020, with bidding wars and shortage of inventory in response to the pandemic. With land values increasing, that 10% goal has become increasingly elusive.

Can you advertise with GFP?

Yes! We would love to work with you to create custom advertisements to reach our dedicated hyper local Greenwich audience. Ads live on the GreenwichFreePress.com home page and appear in the daily GFP newsletter.

Advertisements are our primary source of revenue and allow us to continue our mission to provide local news for the Greenwich community. Pricing and scheduling are available upon request. Advertisers receive campaign reports with a tally of impressions, hovers and clicks, as well as where the clicks originate from!

Please email [email protected] for more information.

Our House of the Week feature has become increasingly popular. We will feature your house for sale as a piece of featured content with all your photos and text, then fe-feature it and blast it out on Facebook and Twitter each time you schedule an open house or change in price until it is sold.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

How else can you support GFP?

You can help us thrive by subscribing to our newsletter, sharing our stories on social media, and recommending our website to friends and family! Every new reader helps us grow and compete in an online climate where local news has to fight against cat videos and celebrity gossip in your social media feed.

And please — turn off your ad blocker! Reporting the news is expensive, time-intensive work. While ads may be annoying, they help us pay our bills and keep reporting on the local news you enjoy every day.