Journalists made redundant when their daily paper went weekly last month are to help launch a new title on the same patch.
The three-day-a-week Scarborough Voice is to be launched in September, months after the daily Scarborough Evening News moved to weekly publication.
Former SEN journalists are among the eight-person team behind new title, which will be published on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with an initial print run of 10,000.
The Scarborough Evening News sold an average 10,637 a day according to the last set of ABC figures before its move to weekly.
Heading the team behind the launch is editor Matthew Thurston who already runs a monthly magazine in the town called the Scarborough Advertiser.
Said Matthew: “With what has happened with the Scarborough Evening News going weekly we are saying there’s a gap in the market to keep providing local people with local news.”
Two journalists made redundant by the SEN in May are involved in the venture, together with a third who left the Johnston Press-owned title two years ago.
The the 20-page paper is due to go on sale at 25p – half the price of the old Evening News and a quarter of the new £1 weekly version.
The Scarborough News was one of the five JP daily titles to go weekly at the start of this month along with the Halifax Courier, Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Northants Telegraph and Peterborough Telegraph.
Since the frequency change, JP has claimed that sales of the titles are up by an average 77pc although this has not been broken down for the individual titles.