A View from the Country
Al Holman, Publisher
May 04, 2012
Every year about this time I take the opportunity to talk about the concept of buying locally. The Town Crier is supported in its entirety by local business, and small businesses in general. The news that is in this paper is written by what I believe are the best reporters in the area and yes, we here at The Town Crier have more reporters on the street in the towns we cover than any other news outlets that cover these same communities. This is not free. It is paid for by the loyalty of our advertisers who continue to buy space in our newspapers, and the readers who buy from those advertisers. The Town Crier can and will continue to provide all the news that is fit to print, as long as we continue to have the support of our readers and our advertisers. The Town Crier can continue to report in-depth on those things that are important for you, our readers, to know and we will continue to report in a manner that is clear and concise, and unbiased.
We here at The Town Crier look forward to providing our communities with the information that is useful for our readers to maintain engagement in the town they live in. We here at The Town Crier try to maintain balance in reporting only facts, leaving opinions to the reader. The only place that opinion is expressed is in our opinion columns and those are clearly identified. We do not print letters to the editor unless there is a name on it, and we check those names before printing. We are firm in our belief in the first amendment, yet we will not or cannot allow libel or slander in our paper or web stories or columns.
As a result of you our readers we here at The Town Crier can continue to have fun and do what we do, knowing that we are serving the communities we cover. I guess what I am trying to say is thank you for your support.
Please read the ads in this paper and whenever you need to buy anything, check with our advertisers first and if they have it, buy from them. Don't forget to tell them you saw their ad in The Town Crier and buy locally because it is buying from a neighbor. Who knows, it may be from somebody that lives down the street from you and besides that, it will take less gas to buy local.
And that's looking out my window - for the closest place to buy what I need.
P.S. As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary Year in Mendon & Upton, and our 5th Anniversary Year in Milford, I would once again like to say "Thanks for the support. It is greatly appreciated."