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As an ex-pat I still like to read the Courier, which I have ordered through my local corner shop, and have done so for the 16 years I’ve been away from the Wee Toon.
Sadly I have to agree with Mr Abendroth – Courier letters last week in that I now have to question the value for money.
I look forward every Friday to keeping up with what’s happening in the town and,of course, any gossip, but at 90p I have to ask myself: ‘Do I care that much?’
I can always get important news through the grapevine.
I raise the very point with my wife every week that Mr Abendroth raises, that in many editions the amount of advertising greatly exceeds the news.
I realise that with the cost of everything going up these days it can’t be easy to produce a newspaper such as the Courier and keep the sale price the same forever.
I have acquaintances who have papers similar to the Courier delivered to their homes for free.
I’m not suggesting that the Courier with a much smaller circulation than theirs could do this.
I see a danger that the Courier might find itself advertising to an even smaller readership, resulting of course in a smaller response to their advertisements.