TC continues on track
By Jack Clark
Co-publisher and General Counsel
The Town Crier boasts 532 Members now, so we continue on track to meet our goal of the minimum new Memberships we estimated the TC would need to be a viable newspaper that new, younger-than-me publishers would want to acquire.
The moment of truth will truly begin in mid-August when it’s time to begin renewing the earliest Memberships. If the Town Crier is to be ongoing, the Membership model has to be ongoing, too. When prospective new publishers see that the Membership continues to work into a second year, they’ll be much more comfortable with acquiring our community’s newspaper and keeping it serving our Hill, including our extended community of off-Hill members.
So please plan on renewing your Membership when it comes up.
And, also, please plan to attend our weekly news meetings, open to the public, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. at the Town Crier office.
Yes, the Town Crier is for sale. No, we’re not in a hurry. We are committed to finding the right publishers who will continue a real newspaper for our Hill — a paper that will carry on as a community watchdog publishing the bad with the good. A newspaper that warns of danger, advises of opportunity, challenges authority, praises accomplishment, investigates irregularity, marvels at art, exposes abuse, celebrates life and publishes its readers’ letters.
A watchdog that will continue to monitor and report on the doings of the nine public boards we have up here on the Hill.
We know it won’t be easy to find such a publisher or publishers, but we’re not planning to go anywhere until we find the right person or people to carry on.
Town Crier Charter Members
Saving and Supporting the Town Crier
for our Community
(532 Charter Members as of June 4, 2018)