Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
All politics is local. The late U.S. Rep. Tip O'Neill said that, I believe. I could Google that. I just did. And, yes, he said it.
I'd like to share with you my variant on that theme: All news is local. At least, ours sure is.
It's true: At berkshireeagle.com, we have wire stories to keep you informed on national and world affairs, as well as on Beacon Hill and what's happening with our professional sports teams.
But what really matters is local. Your street. Your neighbor's. We're there on your behalf, making sure that, if there's a dangerous intersection, you hear about it; if there's nonprofit executive director allegedly caught with a hand in the till, we're there in court to get the facts of the case; and when a community rallies around a stricken teen, we're there to capture the feeling of when a village wraps its warmth around a family in need.
Those are just a few examples of the kinds of stories that should be produced by a community newspaper; it's something we aim to do every single day.
But the presence of newspapers in the country is by no means guaranteed. Check out the latest to fall in this Boston Globe story on the hometown paper in Biddeford, Maine.
In Biddeford, as the paper closed up shop, residents lamented the loss to the community. Many of these same folks didn't choose to subscribe.
Please help us continue the work we do for you by renewing or subscribing today.
Berkshire Eagle online editor