Readers can access an online, two-week archive of the New Bedford Standard-Times or order print copies of back issues up to two years old at SouthCoastToday.com. Back issues cost $5 per daily issue and $7 per Sunday issue as of 2015.
Access the two-week archive of articles online at SouthCoastToday.com by clicking the News or Town headlines at the top of the page. Order back issues via the Reader Services section, linked at the bottom of the home page. Reader Services also provides information about subscription options and sign-ups for email and text alerts.
Unregistered users can read three articles per month, registered members can read 10, and paid online subscribers can read an unlimited number. Paid online subscribers also have unlimited access to South Coast Media community databases, obituaries and photo galleries. Print subscribers receive daily home deliveries of print copies, but they are limited to 10 online articles per month. All registered members can access South Coast Media blogs, calendars, weather, national and international news, and classifieds.
The Standard-Times formed in 1934 from the merger of the New Bedford Standard (est. 1850) and the New Bedford Times. In the aftermath of the 2007 and 2008 financial crisis, a series of layoffs and declines in circulation forced the Standard-Times to establish a paywall on its website in 2010.