I have been a reader and supporter of newspapers since being a carrier for the South Bend Tribune growing up in Northern Indiana. That was in 1970, and I carried 38 customers a day, seven days a week. The paper cost 65 cents per week, and I kept 22 cents per customer. Pretty big money for a 10-year-old.
I appreciate all of the work that goes into putting out a daily paper. The costs for printing and payroll must be very high to keep up the standards of a respectable newspaper.
There appears to be a local website that relishes the decline of our local papers. Do they pay reporters to find and investigate a story? I hardly think so. If you want flashy or, more often, lewd headlines, they are the site for you. They can’t provide enough embarrassing or salacious headlines to draw your attention to them, I think they have the N and J in their name backward!
I like the fact there is a news gathering organization in the north country, and I will continue to support the Watertown Daily Times in the modern days of news. I hope everyone reading this will, too, so we will always have a reliable source of news.