Two Vermont newspapers initiate online payment system

first_imgMassachusetts  Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/(link is external) North Adams Transcript http://www.thetranscript.com/(link is external) MediaNews Group, Inc, based in Denver, has launched a digital subscription model for 23 of its affiliate newspapers in California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Vermont. The Vermont papers are the Brattleboro Reformer and the Bennington Banner. This digital paywall allows free access to a limited amount of content on a monthly basis and then readers will be asked to subscribe to have full access to their local news site. This digital subscription began August 15. ‘MediaNews Group’s print and digital properties are the trusted and definitive source of local, up-to-date news and information in their communities’, said Dean Singleton, CEO and Chairman.  ‘The decision to begin charging for our online content introduces a new era for our organization that is reflective of the high value we place on journalistic excellence and serving the community.  Implementation of online subscriptions will allow us to continue to support the quality writing and reporting that our readers expect from us.’ Digital Subscription Details: All readers of the subscription sites listed below will have free access to the home page, classifieds, obituaries and announcements section at all times. In addition, readers will have five free pages of editorial content per month available before being asked to subscribe. Current print subscribers may extend their subscription to include full digital access for an additional $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year. Digital-only subscriptions will be available to those who are not currently print subscribers for $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.The following newspapers are launching subscription models for their Web sites are on August 15, 2011: California          The Ukiah Daily Journal http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/(link is external) Woodland Daily Democrathttp://www.dailydemocrat.com/(link is external) Red Bluff Daily News http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/(link is external) Lake County Record-Beehttp://www.record-bee.com/(link is external) Chico Enterprise-Recordhttp://www.chicoer.com/(link is external)Eureka Times-Standard http://www.times-standard.com/(link is external) Vallejo Times-Heraldhttp://www.timesheraldonline.com/(link is external) The Reporter, Vacavillehttp://www.thereporter.com/(link is external)Whittier Daily Newshttp://www.whittierdailynews.com/(link is external) Redlands Daily Factshttp://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/(link is external) New Mexico       Las Cruces Sun-News http://www.lcsun-news.com/(link is external)Deming Headlighthttp://www.demingheadlight.com/(link is external)Silver City Sun Newshttp://www.scsun-news.com/(link is external)Farmington Daily Times http://www.daily-times.com/(link is external)Carlsbad Current-Argus http://www.currentargus.com/(link is external)Alamogordo Daily Newshttp://www.alamogordonews.com/(link is external) Pennsylvania    Lebanon Daily News http://www.ldnews.com/(link is external)GameTimePa.com http://www.gametimepa.com/(link is external)FlipsidePA.com http://www.flipsidepa.com/(link is external)In York http://www.inyork.com/(link is external)Chambersburg Public Opinionhttp://www.publicopiniononline.com/(link is external) Hanover Evening Sunhttp://www.eveningsun.com/(link is external) York Daily Recordhttp://www.ydr.com/(link is external)York Dispatch http://www.yorkdispatch.com/(link is external) Vermont            Bennington Banner http://www.benningtonbanner.com/(link is external)Brattleboro Reformerhttp://www.reformer.com/(link is external) MediaNews Group, Inc. (www.medianewsgroup.com(link is external)) is the nation’s second largest newspaper company as measured by circulation, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. MediaNews Group and its affiliated companies publish 57 daily newspapers and approximately 100 non-daily publications in 11 states. In addition, MediaNews Group provides programming and operational services for a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska and four radio stations in Texas licensed to Affiliated Media, Inc. FCC Trust. MediaNews Group Interactive, MediaNews Group’s new media division maintains more than 75 Web sites for its daily newspapers.last_img read more

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Chile Seeks Planned Withdrawal of Its Troops in Haiti

first_img Chile wants to begin a “gradual and proportionate” withdrawal of the troops participating in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), starting in 2012 and lasting until 2016, Defense Minister Andrés Allamand said. “The idea is to establish a timeline for the Chilean military presence in Haiti. Along those lines, the plan that we’ve developed (…) is that next year, we should move forward on a gradual and proportionate withdrawal of our troops” in Haiti, Allamand said, when submitting his ministry’s annual report. According to the Minister, “if the current situation in Haiti is maintained, there will have been ten years of democratic normality by that date, and the second orderly transfer of power from one democratic administration to another will have taken place.” Chile has contributed troops to the United Nations peace mission in Haiti since 2004, alongside Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay, and it maintains a contingent of around 500 military and police personnel in that country. In August, during a visit to Chile, Haitian President Michel Martelly expressed his desire that MINUSTAH become a “development” mission. Today, MINUSTAH has around 12,000 personnel, including 8,900 soldiers and 3,300 police officers, and is commanded by former Chilean Foreign Minister Mariano Fernández. MINUSTAH was created by the UN to replace the multinational force of 3,600 – composed chiefly of U.S. and French personnel – that arrived in Haiti in February 2004 seeking to reestablish security and facilitate the distribution of humanitarian aid following the departure of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. By Dialogo December 22, 2011last_img read more

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