Burlington County Times
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Gannett
PublisherMike Jameson[1][2]
EditorPatricia S. Walker[2]
Founded1958 as Levittown Times
Headquarters116B Burrs Road, Westampton, New Jersey 08060
CountryUnited States
Circulation17,634 Mon–Fri
23,614 Sun (as of June 2016)[2]
OCLC number15288442
Websitewww.burlingtoncountytimes.com
Logo in 2011
Logo in 2011

The Burlington County Times is a daily newspaper located in Westampton, New Jersey, U.S. The paper, which is part of the Gannett chain of newspapers,[3] covers municipal and county issues in Burlington County, New Jersey as well as local and professional sporting events.

Coverage

The paper publishes weekly special sections, including "To Do", a guide to local entertainment, and "Spot" a weekly guide to things to see and do in Marlton, New Jersey, Medford, New Jersey, Medford Lakes, New Jersey, Moorestown, New Jersey, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Riverton, New Jersey, and Southampton, New Jersey.

In September 2013 the Burlington County Times launched a website which features daily news stories, editorial content, obituaries, photographs, videos, and a community calendar. The paper also has a suite of mobile apps for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

History

The paper was founded in 1958 by S.W. Calkins, who already owned the Bucks County Courier Times in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and The Herald-Standard in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. At the urging of builder William Levitt, Calkins began the Levittown Times in now Willingboro, New Jersey, with offices and a printing facility on U.S. Route 130. Following the name change of Levittown to Willingboro, the name of the newspaper changed to "Burlington County Times." In the early 1970s, the paper went from a 6-day afternoon paper at a cost of 60 cents per week to a 7-day paper. Only the Sunday paper was a morning paper, the rest of the week still being published in the afternoons. With the addition of Sunday, the weekly subscription price rose to 75 cents. In 2008, print operations were shifted to a new facility in Falls Township, Pennsylvania along with the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer. In 2017, Calkins Media was acquired by GateHouse Media.

Notable writers

References

  1. ^ "Burlington County Times". calkins.com. Archived from the original on 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-08-06.,
  2. ^ a b c "Member Newspapers - Dailies; New Jersey Press Association". New Jersey Press Association. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "About Burlington County times. (Westampton, N.J.) 1961-current". Library of Congress. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  4. ^ Nails, Katie (2019). "In memoriam: William R. "Bill" Fleischman. Jr". The Review. University of Delaware. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  5. ^ Bies, Jessica; Tresolini, Kevin (May 2, 2019). "Bill Fleischman, former reporter for The News Journal and Philadelphia Daily News, dies". The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. Retrieved January 8, 2022.