Henecker added that the site helped make North Country news available from anywhere in the world. Those who leave the area during the winter can use the site to stay current on local happenings year-round.
In addition to Denton readers, the site works to increase the visibility of the other segment of the newspapers biggest supporters the advertisers.
We're working to get links to those who have sites active. For those who don't have websites advertisers or readers you now can create your own through denpubs.com. It's really a simple, quick and very affordable way to get a presence on the Web, said Henecker.
Website developer Steve Nolan stated that the site was updated on Saturdays, with content from all the papers Denton Publications produces. He said one of the chief attractions of the site was its interactive nature.
Along with newspaper articles, the site has an online archive going back to this past spring. Nolan added that the site also included extra pictures which may not have run in the print newspaper.
Denpubs.com is a natural extension of the communication service weve been providing to the region for nearly 60 years, said Daniel Alexander. Weve always lived by [founder Bill] Dentons philosophy of being more than just a newspaper, a community service. This is just one additional step in positioning this home-grown company to meet the needs of the local population.
Even with the expanded web services, Denton Publications retains its commitment to being one of the regions leaders in printed media.
We see the website as adding significant value to our printed publications. There still are a whole host of folks who aren't online, or who simply prefer the tactile element of reading a newspaper. And it's not always convenient to carry your computer into your favorite room for reading! said Alexander.