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The new North Countryman

We at Denton Publications would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the new North Countryman.

We've combined the former Clinton County Free Trader Today and North Countryman newspapers to provide you a better news product - one that bears the same name as its predecessor which formerly served only the Northern Tier.

The North Countryman will now not only include coverage of communities like Champlain, Rouses Point, Mooers, Mooers Forks, Chazy and West Chazy, but will now include the former Free Trader territory. Communities like Peru, Saranac, Dannemora, Schuyler Falls, Morrisonville and Cadyville will now find their news here.

Though the name of the publication has changed for people in those areas, their content will still be found here - and then some, said senior editor Jeremiah S. Papineau.

"With the new North Countryman, we will continue to bring news of interest to the people who previously received the Free Trader," said Papineau. "The benefit is people in Cadyville or Morrisonville, for example, will now receive news from the Northern Tier and vice-versa."

Editor Sarah L. Cronk said the new North Countryman is something she is "truly excited about."

"This will give people in the area the news of all of Clinton County, not just a portion of it," said Cronk. "For those readers out there whom we highlight in a feature or write a story about, I hope it will also be encouraging for them to know we will now reach more than 16,000 homes with the newly combined paper. Their news will be in the hands of many people."

Both editors think the new design of the North Countryman will be something readers will really enjoy.

"We're working hard for our readers to get more content of varied interest and present it in a fresher and more appealing format," said Papineau.

"I think the design pops out at the reader and gets their attention and I really hope they appreciate that," added Cronk.

Jeremiah Papineau may be reached via e-mail at jeremiah@denpubs.com. Sarah Cronk may be reached at sarah@denpubs.com. Both may be reached by phone at 561-9680.

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