Valley News “Deepens Commitment” to Claremont. Plans Public Meeting.

Readers of the Valley News have recently seen more articles coming out of the Claremont area, and for good reason. Yesterday, the newspaper announced they’re expanding coverage in the region and will also be holding a public forum to get ideas from residents on Thursday, July 30. at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Savings Bank, 145 Broad Street.

Today’s Valley News has an interview with Harvey Hill, owner of Eagle Publications, which July 10 shut down the presses and left Claremont reeling and without a newspaper.

The Sunday VNews, indeed, demonstrates expanded reporting with articles out of Newport, “RDS Machine Moves to New Plant,” and “At-Risk Student Blooms in Greenhouse Job,” and a Charlestown piece, “Aspiring Eagle Scout Learns About Region’s Bats.”

Based in Lebanon, the Valley News has for years included Claremont and surrounding communities in its daily news coverage of the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. But with a surge in new readers following the Eagle’s demise and repeated requests from the city for coverage, Travis said, the newspaper decided to deepen its commitment.

“In the past two weeks, we’ve heard the same thing hundreds of times over from former Eagle readers,” Travis said. “They want daily local news coverage, and we’re going to deliver it.” – Valley News, July 25, 2009. (See full story.)

One Response

  1. This is great NEWS. I’m writing from Nova Scotia where we spend our late spring-summers-early fall. During these times, it’s great to keep up with local events and issues. Thanks to the Valley News for considering picking up the slack and to for bringing it to our attention here in Canada.

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