A letter from the publisher: What value do you place on local news in your neighborhood?

One of the first community newspapers I acquired came with three vaults in the office. I was given the combination for each, but no longer had use for them. 

The vaults had been used to store the revenue collected from sales of newspapers at newsstands and subscriptions, but that was no longer necessary given how much the print component of the industry had declined by that time. The industry had moved online.

The accessibility to news online, however, has changed, and continues to change, along with the entire business model, with consumers wanting their news for free. After all, why go out and pay for something when you can get it for free?