EDITORIAL: Need a vacation?

THIS IS NOT an editorial. No false modesty about it either. We need a vacation and we are taking one on the week of December 25. No paper on December 29. Makes sense, right? There are a few details.

There will be a paper next Thursday, December 22, 2022. We’re asking anyone who wants to place an event or an advertisement to be sure to let us know about it by email no later Saturday, December 17.

When you receive your December 23 paper and you look at the upper left of the front page just below the newsstand price, it will say “Nos. 51-52.” That suggests there would be a separate issue. But let’s call it a “conceptual newspaper” We’ll restock the newsstands if people are looking for what we call the double issue but there is no paper the 52nd week of the year; so, no issue December 29. We’re on vacation.

We’ll be back to start off the new year with issue No. 1 on January 5, 2023.

We know that readers get frustrated or upset if they don’t receive their copy of The Columbia Paper because you tell us you are. Maybe you’re like me and don’t always remember things the way you used to. So jot down these dates. It will save you a whole lot of time if you’re searching for the “conceptual” December 29 issue, wondering if it fell out of your mailbox or it’s lost somewhere in the U.S. Postal Service. Put that list of dates on the refrigerator or enter the dates on your mobile device or some other place you will see it, and don’t worry about it. If you can find a legitimate issue for just No. 52 of 2022 we will give you a big reward.

We hope we’ll have some advertising to help us support slim papers this slim time of year. So once again, if you want to promote a product or service or organization that needs to connect with Columbia County for whatever reason you have to act fast. The deadline for the double issue is this Saturday, December 17, 2022. Email or call 518 392-1122.

Our double issue is a real bargain: It remains on the newsstands for two weeks in most retail businesses, which is that much more exposure for no extra cost to you.

And there are always online ads on our website, www.columbiapaper.com. We make it easy for digital advertisers.

Maybe you can tell I need a vacation. We plan to take a brief one right after December 22.

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