Lind­say Post closes doors af­ter 152 years

De­ci­sion ‘does not re­flect neg­a­tively on the great peo­ple of this com­mu­nity,’ pub­lisher says

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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.

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