My view … Happy New Year!

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As this is the first newspaper of 2020 we look forward to entering a new decade. Our staff at this newspaper embraces 2020 and we wish much happiness and success to our readers.
New Year’s resolutions have been made and many have already been broken. While we acknowledge that resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, attend church services more regularly, travel, spend more time with family or get more involved in the community are important, we want to add another one: read more newspapers.
Unlike years past, our paper supplier showed up early with those calendars that show three months at a time – the ones that we cherish because we can see what lies ahead from across the room. In fact, he brought more than the normal amounts. And he brought them in December!
As we enter 2020 here is a reminder to write 2020 on checks instead of 2019. Our business checks are computer generated and there are no worries about the correct date. May we suggest that those who do not subscribe to this newspaper take out a subscription today, whether it is online, in print or both. To me, it is nice to pick up the newspaper and hold it in my hands. When I come across something I want to “share” I simply pass the newspaper on to another person. No devices to log in to or passwords to enter. And it can be a conversation starter.
Local journalism is so much more trustworthy when it comes from our reporters who care about their community and who also care about getting the correct information to our readers. Subscribing in print means we deliver it through the US Postal Service right to your mail box. Those who cannot wait may pick up the newspaper at a local vendor or at our office. Subscribing online means each week readers are able to call up the day’s news and make the type however large they need it to be. “Zoom in” is a handy feature.
A subscription costs less than a cup of coffee each week and lasts much longer and doesn’t need cream or sugar or a refill until the following issue. Online content is updated regularly. “Like” us on Facebook for even more updates. Those who see something they really like may “share” it for free. So please do that as well.
We enjoy bringing the community events to our readers week in and week out. There is a lot in store for 2020. Stay tuned and stay informed. And “read more newspapers”.
Dennis Richardson is the CEO of Magic Valley Publishing Company, Inc. the company that owns the Chester County Independent and 13 other newspapers and shoppers in West and Middle Tennessee.

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