GreaterBayShore seeks to be the premier community information resource for Bay Shore, Brightwaters and the surrounding hamlets from Robert Moses Causeway to Heckscher State Parkway.

This is a daily news website that has a magazine-style feel, with a focus on quality writing and storytelling. The emphasis here is on features and community news — as opposed to crime and politics.

GreaterBayShore is part of the group of local news sites.

about the publisher

Veteran New York journalist Michael White launched his first news website,, on July 1, 2015, after 15 years in newspapers — and 3 and 1/2 months building the site out of his bedroom. The Greater Bay Shore site launched 11 months later, on June 1, 2016.

Mike is a former New York Post and Daily News reporter. He later served as editor at two of the better weekly newspapers in the country: The Suffolk Times, which covers Southold Town, and the Riverhead News-Review, which covers Riverhead Town.

He has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and an English/journalism degree from the University of Delaware.

You can reach Mike at or call him at (631) 786-5708 with story tips.




In loving memory of Anthony D. Ferrara (1982-2015)