Don’t pe­nal­ize read­ers with mail de­liv­ery

Maryland Independent - - Com­mu­nity Fo­rum -

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

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