- To act as an impartial, journalistic watchdog to the community.
- To serve Fairfield County as a responsible source of news to help empower the community.
- To build credibility by exhibiting the highest levels of excellence.
- To transform the walls of City Hall into walls of glass so its citizens can see inside.
- To shine light on injustice.
- To provide the public with information it has a right to know.
- To help increase civic interest and participation by giving citizens the knowledge and in-depth news analysis necessary to become advocates for good government and social progress.
- To help nurture the business community recognizing its importance to the health and vitality of Fairfield County.