Local news has seldom been more important than it is during this coronavirus pandemic, but the crisis has also wreaked havoc with the financial health of local news organizations across the state.
Our aim is to continue to keep our readers and communities informed at this crucial time, but we could use a little help.
And now, there’s a tax-deductible way to do it.
Our company, the Vermont Community Newspaper Group, publishes five award-winning weekly newspapers — The Stowe Reporter, News & Citizen, The Other Paper of South Burlington, Shelburne News, and The Citizen — and we rely 100 percent on local advertising to underwrite the cost of providing topnotch professional, hyper-local journalism to our readers.
Those revenues pay for our operations — from our dedicated staff to all related business expenses, including printing and delivery of the newspaper, and hosting digital operations.
As we all know, stores and restaurants and hotels and have been largely shut down for more than a month. If they’re not making any money, they can’t afford to advertise in our newspapers. That threatens our very survival and your ability to be informed about news and events that no one else will ever bother to cover.
Please consider a donation to ensure that locally owned, independent media businesses can continue to serve the communities of South Burlington, Stowe, Morrisville, Elmore, Hyde Park, Shelburne, Wolcott, Hardwick, Craftsbury, Greensboro, Cambridge, Johnson, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Waterville, Belvidere and Eden.
Here’s how it works: The New England Press Association Scholarship Fund Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, created the Local Community News Fund of New England — a fund-raising portal to allow tax-deductible donations to support your local newspaper.
If you value independent journalism, consider a donation to ensure we can continue to deliver the information that you and your community have come to rely upon.
Here are the links for each newspaper: