Despite this fact, we have no desire to waste time, energy and money entangled in a lengthy legal battle with a large, out-of-state publishing company.
The staff here at The Outlook is dedicated to producing the best possible product for the dozens of communities we serve, and that's where we want to put our energy and efforts. We simply do not want to be sidetracked by legalities over something as trivial as a name.
We recognize that the heart and soul of a paper is not in its' name, but its' content and the people who create it for the communities they love.
Therefore, our staff got together and agreed to move away from this situation quickly and cleanly, so we could solely focus on what we have been doing and will continue to do - producing the best and by far the most widely read and distributed weekly community paper in Southern Vermont.
A staff brain-storming session came up with the new name, The Green Mountain Outlook, and we feel it expresses not only our positive, community-orientated publication, but the new direction we have been establishing all along.
We will continue to pack into each issue as much community news, events, local sports, arts and entertainment that our pages will allow, and we always encourage our faithful readers to continue sending us their story ideas and press releases.
Because after all, The Outlook is the people's paper. It belongs to the people and we wouldn't have it any other way. We wish the best of luck to the new newspaper folks over in Claremont, NH and thank all of our loyal readers and advertisers for their continued support.