To the Editor:
For what it’s worth, I feel that I should let you know that some of us are very disappointed that you decided to change the format of your newspaper to a larger page size.
We understand your stated reasons for the change, but now consider the paper to be reader unfriendly. The larger size is awkward and uncomfortable for many people to hold and read, but especially for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc., as well as anyone who wears bifocals.
We used to enjoy receiving the paper and reading most pages from top to bottom. Now it’s too much of a chore, often a painful one and we skim only a few pages before tossing it, missing most of what you worked so hard to publish. We miss a smaller, friendlier, more intimate paper. We miss keeping connected and in touch with the community, and learning what local businesses and organizations have to offer.
When your readership declines, are your small local businesses getting their money’s worth if their ads aren’t seen? You may deliver a lot of papers, but how much will actually be read? — Marilyn Smith, Little Falls