From Publisher Michael Moses: A note to readers

  • Gazette Publisher Michael Moses.

Published: 3/19/2020 11:28:41 AM
Modified: 3/19/2020 11:28:31 AM


Dear readers,

During this time of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to keeping our readers and communities well-informed. We will continue fulfilling our important role, while at the same time taking the necessary steps to protect our employees’ health and safety.

We have every intention of continuing to deliver printed newspapers, magazines and other specialty publications to our subscribers during this unprecedented period in our nation’s history. We are, however, taking prudent steps to develop business continuity plans to address a multitude of possible scenarios we could face. Some of those steps include a temporary reduction in pages. While your newspaper will be smaller, our comprehensive coverage of our communities will continue with vigor, in print and online.

We want our print subscribers to know in advance some of the challenges we may face and the possible outcomes. Depending on how the public health crisis impacts our employees and the contractors who deliver our products, delivery of our printed products could be interrupted in certain areas, or in its entirety. Our ability to print and deliver could also be interrupted as a result of supply chain disruptions, including the ability to obtain newsprint, ink and other key consumables needed in the printing process.

If our ability to print and deliver products is interrupted, we will communicate with our subscribers via email, our websites and mobile applications by providing details regarding when we anticipate delivery of our printed newspapers and other products to continue.

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For our print subscribers, now is the time to activate your digital membership that comes with your print subscription. You can activate your membership either online at for our Greenfield Recorder subscribers or by calling us at (413) 586-1925 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Activating your digital membership provides you access to our websites, access to the e-edition of the print newspaper you subscribe to and access to our mobile applications. Our websites and mobile applications are updated continuously with the latest information regarding COVID-19, and, of course, other local, state, national and world news.

Thank you for your loyal readership. And thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in the event that we must deal with interruptions to our business. We will continue the important work of providing accurate and timely information to help keep you, your family and our community safe and informed.

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