Gazette moves to mornings
The Gazette now publishes an afternoon edition Monday through Friday and a morning paper Saturday and Sunday.
The newspaper also will launch a Walworth County edition April 27.
Sidney H. Bliss, CEO and president of Bliss Communications, publisher of the Gazette, made the announcements to the newspaper's staff this morning.
The Gazette will be delivered to subscribers' homes by 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and by 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend editions have been delivered in the morning since the Gazette started a Sunday publication in 1988.
"Across America, most newspapers are delivered in the morning, and we believe that readers and advertisers will benefit from having daily news and advertising information available at the beginning of the day," Bliss said.
The Walworth County Gazette will be delivered to all readers in Walworth County and will more prominently feature news from that area.
"We have always been Walworth County's daily newspaper," Bliss said. "However, we want to emphasize our extensive coverage of Walworth County. We are looking forward to inviting more Walworth county residents to experience all that the Walworth County Gazette has to offer."
The changes are not expected to result in any employee layoffs.
The Gazette has served readers and advertisers in Rock and Walworth counties for many years, providing important information and proven results, Bliss said.
"We look forward to these exciting changes, which we believe will strengthen and grow both editions of the Gazette."