When making the difficult decision to reduce print frequency, we had to choose whether to increase customer rates or reduce the frequency of our print delivery. We felt the latter was the fairest option for our customers, who can still access the news in the same layout of the paper via our e-paper on days when print is no longer being delivered.
Because print and electronic editions of the paper are costly to produce and we believe our communities need quality journalism now more than ever, we are not able to offer rate adjustments at this time. We continue to offer lower cost subscriptions relative to area competitors that charge $600, $700, even $1,000 annually, and we are working to add even more value into our news products every day. We hope you will stick with us and take advantage of the many perks of digital access that are included with your membership. Your current membership rate will be honored through its expiration date.