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Letter from the publisher

A phrase often quoted in the newspaper world is the newspaper is a reflection of its community. These past couple of weeks our newspaper has been both a reflection of the community, and a reflection of a balancing act of local news and advertising.

A phrase often quoted in the newspaper world is the newspaper is a reflection of its community. These past couple of weeks our newspaper has been both a reflection of the community, and a reflection of a balancing act of local news and advertising.

The Jamestown Sun has been forced to make some tough business decisions by reducing the number of pages in our print edition. Our property is not unique in this situation; papers across the country have been forced to deal with these same types of scenarios. The reason for me saying this is not to paint a picture of doom and gloom, but rather to say we are working out a balance, utilizing both our print and digital products.

The newspaper industry has led the way of innovations and has overcome countless obstacles from the past, but in order to continue to do this and keep our product strong, we cannot use the same template and expect different results. An example is our growing digital audience. Our website is updated frequently giving you local, area and national breaking news coverage as it happens.

Our goal is not to eliminate print, but rather utilize our print and digital platforms best for our community.

There still will be days where our paper may be reduced in size, and some pages will be condensed into one. Other days will grow as demand grows. The USA Today pages are on a yearly contract and will continue to be a part of the newspaper.

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A lesson I have learned is not to make decisions based on my own habits. We will bring back the weekly TV grid starting today.

This is a process, and the countless phone calls as well as numerous emails tells me that ours is a product you care about.

Our newspaper has had the privilege of winning numerous awards throughout the state in general excellence, advertising, news, sports, as well as photography. Those awards are the reflection of a community. I would like to thank the close to 5,000 homes that receive our printed product and the 6,000 daily visitors who read us online seven days a week. Our team is striving to bring you the same award-winning news in print and online for many years to come.

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