Turley Publications was founded in 1962 when Patrick H. and Thomas A. Turley purchased the Palmer Journal & Monson Register. From these humble beginnings, this locally owned family business has grown from one weekly newspaper into a chain of 15 weekly newspapers ringing the Springfield market and a monthly antiques publication, as well as, national and regional magazines.
In most recent years, the Turley family acquired The Valley Press and West Hartford Press out of Simsbury, CT, and within a year of that acquisition they purchased a group of monthly papers, LIFE Publications in West Hartford, further expanding their territory in the Connecticut market, operating under the name of TurleyCT Community Publications.
Today, the Turley companies remain locally owned and operated by Patrick Turley and his sons Keith and Doug.
“We’ve spent decades publishing local news of smaller communities, towns that don’t get quality coverage from other news sources. It’s what we do – it’s our passion,” says Keith Turley, Executive Vice President of Turley Publications, Inc. and Publisher of TurleyCT Community Publications.
Doug Turley, Vice President of Turley Publications added, “It’s been a fun challenge navigating this new territory and adding products to our already busy schedule. But with dedicated teams in our West Springfield and Palmer plants, and now a group of professionals in Connecticut, it’s all worked out. We’re still a family-oriented company. That will never change.”
The Internet has most certainly changed the publishing industry however, and through the evolution of the digital age, community newspapers remain the sole source of true local community news. The Turley family remains committed to the communities they serve, and to the readers of their publications. “We’ve seen the landscape modified in our industry, companies that have come and gone, the way we do things has evolved. Our vision has remained the same however. And that vision has afforded us the ability to provide local news for more communities,” Pat Turley commented, “that commitment remains with the Turley family and with those who work with us every day.”
Turley Publications, Inc. is also a full-service offset and web printing company offering an array of capabilities from graphic design and pre-press services to bindery, complete mailing capabilities and distribution. Surabian Advertising, owned by Turley Publications, Inc., specializes in grocery store flyers and newspaper inserts.