Finally, there’s a fail-safe solution to the scourge of Minuteman newspapers being dumped in Westport driveways — even after repeated requests to PLEASE STOP!!!!!
The publication has folded.
Hearst — which owns virtually every other print outlet in Fairfield County, including the Westport News — pulled the plug on the 23-year-old freebie this week.
You’d be forgiven for not noticing, though. The announcement was made, Orwellian-like, in a letter from the publisher inserted in yesterday’s edition.
Dear Readers: We have great news!
Beginning next week, we’ll be bringing you the best of local news, journalism, local school sports, and advertising information — right to your home.
Instead of the Minuteman publications you normally received on Thursdays, every Friday you can expect to receive the Westport News — a highly respected newspaper dedicated to your community.
Of course, there’s another reason you may not have noticed that announcement:
No one in history ever picked up the Minuteman, other than to toss it in the trash.