2012-07-06 / Letters

Still The Best Bargain In Town

Dear Editor,

The recent increase in price for the New York Post from 75 cents to a $1.00 still leaves our Wave as the best bargain in town.

Newspapers and magazines have to deal with increasing costs for newsprint, delivery and distribution along with reduced advertising revenues and declining readership due to competition from the Internet and other new information sources.

Daily newspapers concentrate on international, Washington, Albany, City Hall, business and sports stories. They have few reporters assigned to cover local neighborhood news beats. These reporters have to compete against colleagues for limited available print space. As a result, daily newspapers miss significant news and political stories from various neighborhoods in the Rockaways covered by The Wave.

Weekly newspapers such as The Wave fill the void for coverage of local community news.

Local neighbors need to continue supporting all our weekly community newspapers. Patronize their advertisers; they provide the necessary revenues to help keep them in business. Let them know you saw their ad. This helps keep our neighbors employed and the local economy growing. In the marketplace of ideas, let us hope there continues to be room for everyone including our own Wave.

LARRY PENNER

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