Don’t penalize readers with mail delivery
I just wanted to say that I and many other readers who receive home delivery do not like how the paper is currently being delivered. After speaking with a few co-workers and fellow commuters (some receive The Calvert Recorder, The Enterprise and the Maryland Independent; I receive the Maryland Independent), it was decided that I would email our displeasure with the current delivery system.
We all live in Southern Maryland and have been accustomed to getting our paper early in the morning (4 a.m. or earlier) and taking it downtown with us to read while commuting and during the day. Now, we can no longer do that. We have to wait until after we get home from a long day (usually after 5:30 p.m. and some as late at 8 p.m.) to read our paper. This really means that the paper is brought in the house after we get the mail and not really looked at until the next day, if at all.
Most often, others will email us during the course of the day and say something along the lines of “did you see….” or “take a look at ... when you get home”. It feels as if we have taken a huge step backwards and we can no longer know what’s going on in our community because we work outside the county that provides our paper. Sure, we can access the paper electronically, but who has time to do so during the work day — nor is it permitted by some employers.
Here is an option: send it in the mail Tuesday and Thursday, but don’t penalize your readers for having to leave the county early.
Please reconsider bringing back home delivery; it’s what brought us to the paper and it keeps us informed.
Natalie McKinney, La Plata