It’s not all doom and gloom in Connecticut local media. We would be remiss if we did not applaud Melissa Marinan for starting The Valley Press – a free weekly newspaper that will be delivered to every house in Avon, Burlington, Canton, Farmington and Simsbury, starting Feb. 5.
The Courant highlighted this new venture as well as the importance of local news:
“I’ve said from day one when I was elected four years ago, the most difficult part of the job is getting accurate information out to the taxpayer, and the best vehicle for that is the newspaper,” said Michael Clark, Farmington’s town council chairman. “Any newspaper now that will cover local matters and can get the information out to the public is really welcome.”