As a result, the new site provides a much more user-friendly format for submitting editorial, placing a display advertisement or classified ad.
"Our new Web site is, in a word, awesome," said Gereau. "I think it rivals or surpasses anything in the region, or state for that matter."
From the main page, there are several directions in which visitors may navigate the site. A menu bar toward the top of the page offers links to local news, regional news, classified advertisements and contests, among other features.
One new feature visitors to the site may find of particular interest is the Media Lounge. There, they will find links to blogs, podcasts and photo galleries. The growing Blogs section offers daily commentary on a variety of issues by members of Denton Publications staff. The Podcasts section features both the Clinton County and Essex County editions of North Country Commerce, business and community programs hosted by Denton Publications editors Jeremiah Papineau and Chris Morris, respectively. The programs are the result of a partnership with Hall Communications, based in Burlington, Vt., and regularly air on Hall Communications stations throughout the North Country.
"With both our versions of North Country Commerce, editor Chris Morris and I aim to keep our readers and Hall Communications listeners informed on a variety of issues like starting a small business and avoiding racking up credit card debt during the holidays," said Papineau. "It's just another example of our commitment to our corporation's motto, which is 'We're more than a newspaper, we're a community service.'"
The Media Lounge also offers links to the latest entertainment news, stock reports, lottery results, gas prices, recipes and more.
The "Local Links" section, which is also accessible through the main page, offers an extensive and comprehensive listing of local areas of interest, such as chambers of commerce, schools, hospitals, and municipal governments. There are also links to community resources such as job placement firms, historical associations, museums and tourism agencies.