Valley News to publish weekend edition beginning on Jan. 6

Published: 11-30-2023 6:29 PM

Modified: 11-30-2023 7:12 PM

The Valley News has long taken pride in being a daily presence in the lives of Upper Valley residents. Since 1993, the newspaper has been delivered seven days per week to communities from Haverhill to Charlestown, Woodstock to New London, and beyond. 

Over the decades, the Valley News has documented tremendous change across the region, as the economy and day-to-day life in the Upper Valley evolved with the times. Now it is time for us to share some news about a change of our own.

Starting in January, the Valley News will go to a six-day per week publishing schedule. The last edition of the Sunday Valley News will be published on Dec. 31.

In its place will be the Weekend Valley News, which will be published on Saturday. This new edition will be packed with many of the same features as the current weekend newspapers combined into a single edition. Our commitment to being the top source for Upper Valley news, sports and information throughout the week remains unchanged.

There are a number of reasons why ending print publication on Sunday makes sense at this time. Foremost among them are the broader changes occurring in the local journalism industry. The Valley News is one of the last remaining seven-day print publications in New England. Financial pressures forced most of our peers to reduce the frequency of print publication long ago, or to eliminate print completely. The Valley News is not immune to these same financial pressures.

Another contributing factor is the challenge of getting the Sunday Valley News delivered to all readers. Many of our subscribers now receive the print paper via the Postal Service. By delivering the Weekend Valley News on Saturday, we can ensure these readers receive their print editions in a more timely manner.

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Finally, the extent to which we are able to reach our readers digitally has significantly increased in the last several years. High speed internet service and reliable cellular networks are more widespread than ever in the Upper Valley. We are delivering news to more readers than ever through their desktop computers and mobile devices.

As part of this transition, the subscription price will not change; subscribers will continue to have access to news, including breaking news, seven days per week on our website, 

Daniel McClory, publisher
and Matt Clary, editor