LETTERS: On the Record-Journal’s changes to delivery, publication schedule



Ongoing commitment

Editor:

According to a recent New York Times article, 2,500 local newspapers in the United States have closed since 2005. This trend is expected to continue with the prediction of one-third of our nation’s local newspapers shuttering by 2025.

As a result, millions of people throughout our country have lost their source of community news. This includes checks and balances on their local government and information about the important happenings within their neighborhoods.

Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Cheshire, and other surrounding communities have had the great fortune of being covered by a local daily newspaper for 155 years; the Record-Journal.

I, myself, have read the Record-Journal every morning since I was in the fifth grade. I am grateful that our local newspaper has had the foresight and innovative ideas to endure these difficult times for local journalism.

I became anxious as I started reading the front page article in Wednesday’s Record-Journal, “Changes to Record-Journal delivery, publication schedule.” However, in the end, it brought me satisfaction to know that our local newspaper continues to strive and work hard to achieve sustainability and remain an essential part of our local communities.

Thank you to the Record-Journal for their ongoing commitment to providing reliable local journalism.

Samuel Carmody, Wallingford town councilor



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