The Vermont Community Newspaper Group (VTCNG) is a media company based in the picturesque and bustling town of Stowe in the mountains of central Vermont. In addition to being a busy year-round community, Stowe and the surrounding area is a growing business hub, providing a home base to successful companies. Stowe combines world-class amenities with small-town charm, and is home to four-season resorts including the Stowe Mountain Resort and the Trapp Family Lodge.
The Vermont Community Newspaper Group currently publishes five weekly newspapers, three magazines and corresponding websites (at VTCNG.com). The company is run by dynamic employees who care about the communities and markets they serve: Stowe, Morrisville (and all of Lamoille and eastern Washington counties), Charlotte/Hinesburg, South Burlington and Shelburne.
What We Do
Our focus is on community: Real news that residents, homeowners and visitors depend on. From local government and politics to arts, entertainment, food and drink, sports and real estate, Vermont Community Newspaper Group provides comprehensive coverage of everything going on in the diverse neighborhoods that make up our north-central Vermont market.
Our newspapers have the largest circulation of any publication in their locations. No other advertising vehicles — weekly or daily newspaper, shopper, radio station or cable TV — can deliver the same guaranteed penetration of our markets. Our print products:
- Stowe Reporter, paid circulation 5,000 (weekly average)
- News & Citizen, circulation 13,500
- The Citizen, circulation 5,000
- Shelburne News, circulation 5,000
- The Other Paper, circulation 10,300
- Stowe Guide and Magazine, twice yearly, free, 50,000 editions per issue
- Stowe Weddings magazine and Green Mountain Weddings magazine, free, distributed throughout the area and northern Vermont, 20,000 circulation
- Table magazine, where to find great food and drink along Vermont's Route 100 corridor
- Special sections and editions including RIDE (mountain biking), HOME, 4393 Awards and multi-part foliage series (to name a few)
Our newspapers and magazines consistently rank among the best in Vermont and New England for both editorial and advertising excellence. Our products have won numerous awards for journalism and design, including the prestigious General Excellence Award from the New England Newspaper & Press Association, and best weekly newspaper in the state from the Vermont Press Association.
We consider credibility and the respect of our readers and advertisers to be our most important assets.
We believe that our combination of paid and controlled circulation newspapers offers advertisers the highest quality of print readership.
Our community news sites, StoweToday.com/StoweReporter.com, NewsandCitizen.com, TheCitizenVT.com, ShelburneNews.com and OtherPaperSBVT.com, are excellent vehicles for any advertiser wishing to reach the local, visitor and homeowner audience(s). These websites publish news from award-winning journalists and present it on the web in real time. The sites also incorporate user-generated content and social-networking features, receiving more than 1,600,000 page views per year ... and the online community is growing!
The world-class resort town of Stowe is visited by nearly one million visitors per year and the award-winning Stowe Reporter is here to help you reach them. An independent weekly newspaper published 52 times a year, the Stowe Reporter serves the town of Stowe, with circulation in Waterbury, Morrisville, Hyde Park and throughout Lamoille County. The Stowe Reporter reaches residents and visitors alike and is the only timely publication for the Stowe tourist market. The Stowe Reporter has an average weekly circulation of 4,500, a combination of paid subscriptions and newsstand sales. Pass-along readership is between 10,000 to 15,000 individuals.
Stowe Today is a window into the heart of Stowe, focusing on events, arts and music in the Stowe area and featuring fun and interesting stories about the people who live there — the online hub for what’s hip and happening. StoweToday.com is designed to connect visitors to the site with businesses and services in town; when people come to the site to find out what’s going on in Stowe — what bands are playing next weekend or what the latest ski conditions are — they also will be able to select a restaurant to have dinner in or find a Realtor to hire if they decide to make Stowe their home.
News & Citizen
Since 1881, the News & Citizen has faithfully served the communities of Lamoille County. With circulation of 13,500 households, the News & Citizen is the only sure-fire way to reach all of Lamoille County, except Stowe, plus Hardwick, Craftsbury and Greensboro. The weekly newspaper serves the town and villages of Cambridge, Jeffersonville, Belvidere, Waterville, Johnson, Eden, Hyde Park, Greensboro, Craftsbury, Hardwick, Wolcott, Elmore and Morristown.
Established in 2006 as Charlotte Citizen, the name was changed in May 2011 to reflect expanded coverage of neighboring Hinesburg. The weekly newspaper is mailed free to every home and business in Charlotte, Vermont’s second most affluent community, and Hinesburg. It offers additional rack distribution at select high-traffic locations in Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne for a combined circulation of 4,500 copies weekly. The Citizen harmonizes neighboring hometown happenings into one convenient publication. The Citizen delivers the latest news directly from municipal meetings; police, fire and rescue; parks and recreation; Charlotte and Carpenter-Carse libraries; and local schools.
First published in 1967, the Shelburne News is a community staple. Mailed free-of-charge to every Shelburne residence and business, and rack distributed at select high-traffic locations in Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg, the Shelburne News offers a weekly circulation of 5,000 copies. It covers Vermont’s third most affluent community more thoroughly – both in terms of reporting and circulation – than any other medium. The Shelburne News delivers the latest news directly from municipal meetings; police, fire and rescue; parks and recreation; Pierson Library; and local schools. Among other features, each issue spotlights one of the town's many “Notable Neighbors” in a column of the same name. It also features academic and athletic achievements of local students.
The Other Paper
Mailed to every residence and business in South Burlington, The Other Paper serves Vermont’s second largest city. Published since 1977, it is the trusted go-to source for local news, connecting readers every week with what matters, including municipal, legislative, school and community news. With a steadily growing circulation, currently at 11,000, The Other Paper is the newspaper of record, fostering a strong sense of community and providing a direct link to a wealthy clientele. The Other Paper is published in its entirety online, and is also available through rack distribution in key locations throughout South Burlington and the surrounding area.