Cablevision has cut the cord to Newsday Westchester, the digital only news site that covered stories in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess counties.
Lohud.com reports (story first covered by The Wrap) that at about 3:30 pm, the site went down, and slowly, staffers began to send out messages of lay offs via Twitter. Ryan Chatelain, Newsday Westchester’s digital news manager, wrote, “We got some bad news today. I’m incredibly proud of the work we did at Newsday Westchester. Enjoyed every moment (except today’s meeting).”
Cablevision’s official statement is below.