Company Principals


Ryan A. Duques



Ryan A. Duques was co-publisher and co-founder of Shore Publishing, LLC in Madison, Conn. The group founded fourteen and acquired two award-winning weekly newspapers serving every home and business along two thirds of the Connecticut shoreline. For the company Duques was head of news operations, circulation, US Postal Service management and classified advertising.

Duques is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned his bachelor degree in Operations Management.

In addition to active management of WD Enterprises, Inc start-up companies, Duques is also a principle partner at, an online education company based in Manhattan.

Duques recently launched a book about the launch of - read about it here

Duques is active on several local boards of directors including Vista Vocational, Inc, E.C. Scranton Library and is President of the Madison Chamber of Commerce. Duques previously served on the board of corporators for the Guilford Savings Bank and was a director of the Suburban Newspapers of America.

Duques is a commissioner on the Town of Madison, Connecticut Economic Development Commission.

Duques has been recognized as the top Forty under Forty by the New Haven Business Times, the small business of the year by Business New Haven and in Entrepreneur Magazine, the New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine and many industry publications.


James A. Warner



James Warner was the co-founder and publisher of Shore Publishing, a south central Connecticut newspaper group covering local events, community news, high school and regional sports, classifieds, and all the arts and entertainment of the area.

Shore Publishing owned 16 newspapers until June 2006 at which time 9 of the eastern zoned papers were sold to the New London Day. The coverage area of the newspaper group spanned every town from East Haven all the way into Westerly, RI, with total circulation topping 160,000 every Thursday. It had quickly grown into the second largest weekly newspaper group in Connecticut. Mr. Warner was head of advertising, finance, and production for the company.

Since Shore Publishing's founding in 1994, Mr. Warner has worked closely with the different organizations in his circulation area. Mr. Warner's community involvement has included the Board of Directors of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the East Haven Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Branford Chamber of Commerce, and served as Treasurer and past Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Guilford Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Warner has also served on the board of directors of the Branford Mentoring program, the New Haven Angel Fun, Harbor Health Services, and The Shoreline Arts Alliance.

Mr. Warner has been recognized for his activities by being named Small Business Person of the year by Business New Haven, 40 Under 40 by Business Times, and has been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, and Editor and Publisher.