Denton Publications has a brand-new Web site and it's one that will offer even more to readers.
The site, which retains the same Web address at www.denpubs.com, officially launched Dec. 12. Readers will now find several new features on the site, from photo galleries to on-line polls, blogs and podcasts, and much more.
The site was redesigned by the corporation's Web development team with the readers in mind, said Denton Publications president and publisher Daniel E. Alexander.
"The evolution of technology and creativity with the use of the Internet requires a constant repositioning and thus at some point you realize that it's better to start all over than keep building on an outdated platform," said Alexander. "The new Web site will provide our readers with faster access to information, more information and a greater opportunity to interact with our staff and the articles."
Edward Coats, president and publisher of New Market Press - the Vermont publishing branch of Denton Publications based in Middlebury - said the site will allow those wanting to access news from both sides of the states' borders and beyond to do so in a more convenient way.
"This shows our commitment to the communities in which we serve that we will stay on the cutting edge to bring them the news and services that are important to them," said Coats.
John Gereau, managing editor of Denton Publications, said the Web site's main page offers a calendar inclusive of the corporation's entire readership area, which maximizes the amount of people it will reach. The calendar allows visitors to post their own events, with the option to select whether it is a recurring event. That way, it will save the person submitting the information from having to enter it more than once, he said. The calendar is joined on the main page by a regional news section showing breaking news, weather updates, letters to the editor, and local columns - all of which are fully-searchable.