We are sorry to let you know that The Patriot newspaper will cease publication with the May 8 issue. For the last two years we've tried to make the paper a positive vehicle for news about the people, places, and events in the communities of Webster, Dudley and Oxford
We've heard from many of you that you really enjoy reading The Patriot, and so I think we succeeded in our mission.
However, the economics of keeping a subscription-based newspaper alive are very difficult, and The Patriot, like many other news publications, has been held hostage by that as well
We truly appreciate our faithful readers and will talk with you more in the remaining two issues.
If you are a subscriber, be assured that you will be refunded the remainder of your subscription. Please send us a note or email to receive the refund. If we do not hear from you, or if you so choose, we will donate the remaining money to the Hubbard Emergency Room fund, which will be matched by an anonymous donor.
We have a sister publication, the Yankee Shopper, which we will continue to publish, and many of our staff will stay on to help make that a local-business-oriented newspaper.
Thank you for all your support the last two years.
Barbara Van Reed
The Patriot/Yankee Shopper