Lindsay Post closes doors after 152 years
Decision ‘does not reflect negatively on the great people of this community,’ publisher says
This is the last edition of The Lindsay Post. Publisher Darren Murphy made the announcement yesterday at the Post offices. “It is with regret that we close The Lindsay Post, effective June 14.”
Murphy told local staff: “I have been involved with The Lindsay Post in different roles for almost 10 years and we have made numerous attempts to change the business model to try and make this operation sustainable. Unfortunately the market has not been able to support continued publication of the newspaper. This has been a difficult business decision and does not reflect negatively on the great people of this community.”
Murphy cited the changing media landscape and market conditions as contributing factors in the decision and thanked employees for their hard work and effort over the years. He also noted the long time loyal support of many readers and advertisers over many years.
The Lindsay Post has served the town for more than 152 years. Six employees’ jobs will be lost with the closure.
The website, thepost. ca will also be re-directed to sister site at The Peterborough Examiner.
Murphy, the publisher in Peterborough as well, said that the Examiner will again be available in select Lindsay stores and in some areas through home delivery.
For information on delivery of The Examiner call 1- 855- 5335598.