Kudos to The Times Argus for continuing – under less than ideal circumstances – to keep us informed of not only the national and international news, but of local people and activities that define our community. Additional praise to our steadfast local newspaper for the thoughtful and considerate increase in worthwhile, enjoyable puzzles and pastimes for young and old during these days of increased or enforced leisure time, with adults and children of all ages at home together.
A community’s newspaper, often even delivered to our homes, is a powerful symbol of order and normalcy – dynamics that an online paper can never replicate. In times like these, of turmoil and anguish, the keen minds and substantial machinery that create and churn out each edition, often against multiple odds, send an unwritten but still solid message of consolation and courage, as we read its headlines and turn its pages.
We must not take for granted what this reliability means to us, to regularly receive this wide-ranging significant material, along with the comfort it represents to us. Equally important is the admirable dedication it represents of those who provide it for us.