The Star Democrat in Easton, Md., has been published during the administrations of 43 of the 44 presidents of the United States of America and during all but one of the nation's major wars. Its offices and equipment were destroyed by two fires. It was wrecked by a mob of vandals. One of its editors was arrested and exiled by Federal troops during the Civil War. John Adams was president when The Star first appeared on the streets of Easton.
Over the years, the newspaper has merged with other weekly newspapers published in Easton and gone through various name changes, arriving finally at The Star Democrat. In August 1974, the newspaper celebrated its 175th anniversary and converted from weekly to daily publication (five days a week).
In the fall of 1978, the newspaper moved from downtown Easton to its current plant at 29088 Air Park Drive. In October 1988, the newspaper launched its Sunday edition, The Sunday Star, now one of its two largest issues of the week. In 1996, The Star added its Web edition, www.stardem.com.
The Star is published Sunday through Friday and serves readers in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties on Maryland's central Eastern Shore