Dear Subscriber:

I have great news — news guaranteed to increase your access to the very best in local information and advertising North of Boston. And for free!

Beginning February 1, access to will be free and unrestricted — and all content will be available to everyone on the Internet. You'll no longer need to log on to the Plus Edition and you'll still receive complete access to our local news coverage every day. In addition, you'll continue to have complete access to all printed obituaries.

We've made big improvements during 2007 to enhance your experience on our websites. These improvements include:

And we have great plans lined up for 2008 — including the addition of the nation's leading obituary and remembrance website,, to our site.

Our goal is to be the premier online destination for local news and information North of Boston — for everyone. We're working hard to accomplish that every day.

We encourage your feedback. We get some of our best ideas from you, our online readers. Please send your e-mail suggestions to


Al Getler,
Group Publisher