The new North Countryman will take that reach and simply expand it. The content enjoyed by readers of this paper and the current North Countryman will not change. You'll still see features on local people, stories about important fundraisers and many other topics of - again - local interest. My colleague, Sarah Cronk, whose articles you see in this publication on a regular basis, will continue to work to bring readers of the new North Countryman news of interest.
What will change is the look of the publication. The new North Countryman will be in a more readable format, measuring roughly 10 inches tall by 11 inches wide and will not be quarter-folded in half like its predecessor. We're also working hard to come up with new ways to make the publication stand out when you receive it in the mail or pick it up in one of your favorite hometown businesses.
The changes in store for your hometown newspaper are something we at Denton Publications are very excited to bring to you. With the new North Countryman and the 'burgh - our new weekly publication also with a circulation of more than 16,000 direct-mailed and dropped in the 12901 and 12903 zip codes - we feel we are finally able to bring the news of our region to you in the most convenient, efficient and comprehensive formats possible.
So, to steal a line from Garry Douglas, president of the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce - "Onward and upward!"
Jeremiah Papineau serves as regional editor for the northern office of Denton Publications. As always, he welcomes your suggestions for stories and columns and enjoys hearing from readers. He may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 561-9680, ext. 102.