2018-01-04 / Opinion

Editorial

Ringing in the New

How often do we take the time to read the mission of our favorite news sources? Or stop to consider what they provide us in our daily lives?

For example, “Newport This Week is an independent, locally owned media company that believes simply, Local News Matters. Newport This Week has been serving the communities of Newport, Middletown and Jamestown for the last 40 years.”

This past week we received a letter from one of the City by the Sea’s well-known former City Manager and Police Chief, Edward F. Lavallee, the current City Manager of Venice, Florida.

Lavaalee writes, “On my most recent visit to Newport, as always, I looked for a copy of Newport This Week… After 33 years of fantastic living in Newport, and now in my sixth year in Venice, Florida, I look forward to catching up on the current Newport news when I return to one of the world’s most beautiful places. I still experience the thrill of that first view of the harbor as I drive over the Newport Bridge. The purpose of this correspondence is to compliment you on the sustaining quality of your newspaper…[which] continues to be one of my reliable links to a great community. Best wishes for continued success in the new year.”

A new year it is. And with it, will come new ways to serve our readers. NewportNow, for example, is our digital companion publication, which you can read about in “NTW Relaunches NewportNow.online Site,” on this page.

We’re expanding our writing staff, regrouping our editorial divisions, increasing local news coverage – all in service of remaining your hometown paper. Because what’s a hometown without its own hometown paper, written of its people, by its people, and for its people?

Happy New Year!
Lynne Tungett, Publisher
And the Newport This Week Staff

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