June 30, 2011 1:27:00 PM
This Saturday, The Dispatch will launch its first edition of The Saturday Dispatch, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide.
The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting in July, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.
While Dispatch offices will be closed this Monday in recognition of Independence Day, offices normally will remain open Monday, and news will be updated on cdispatch.com.
Some questions and answers about the upcoming change:
What''s going on?
Beginning July 2, The Dispatch will start offering a Saturday morning edition. The Saturday edition will feature local sports, community events and news and will reintroduce the popular TV guide. Additionally, The Dispatch is discontinuing the Monday edition of the paper. All other publication days will remain unchanged.
Why are you making a change?
A Saturday paper will allow us to report on high school sports in a more timely fashion. Additionally, like many businesses, Monday is a very slow day for us in terms of news, ad sales and single copy sales.
What will be in the Saturday paper?
High school sports, college football previews, community news, classified ads, puzzles and the weekly TV guide.
How much will it cost?
Daily home delivery customers will receive the Saturday edition at no additional cost. Sunday-only subscribers will receive the Saturday paper in addition to the Sunday paper at no additional cost. Single copies will be available for 50 cents each.
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