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A year of changes

EDITORIAL

It’s amazing how quickly a year passes away. And when the weeks are replete with news, events and achievements — such as 2013 was — the time only expires that much more rapidly.

Cazenovia has seen its share of moving and important stories this year, as we have reviewed in this week’s issue. The Cazenovia Republican also has experienced great changes and evolutions in 2013 and, looking back, it’s impressive how far we have come. The year started with a new editor, Jason Emerson, and we hope our readers are pleased with the work he is doing. In general, the Republican’s year was a year of more: more circulation, more pages, more advertising, more stories, more sections and more contributors.

Our readers may have noticed that our average paper each week has become 28 pages, up from the 24 pages it has been for the past few years. Part of this increase comes from positive influx of advertising in our pages, and part from the avalanche (it sometimes seems to us) of stories occurring each week. Within these pages we have added more regular sections, particularly Agriculture, Around Madison County and Arts and Entertainment. We hope in 2014 to create a new Datebook section on the Schools pages to list arts, culture, academic and other school-related events. We also have added some new contributors to our pages this year, including our book reviewer Cindy McCall, our movie reviewer Deb Bauder and numerous submissions from Cazenovia school district students of all ages — all of these contributors have been a wonderful and positive addition to the paper, and we look forward to receiving more submissions from them all.

Finally, we also have been expanding our reach through increased circulation. Three years ago we switched from being a subscription newspaper to being delivered free to every home in the 13035 zip code. All you had to do to receive the paper was fill out a small information card with your name and address. This year, we have expanded our reach to include Erieville residents, and our numbers of subscriptions from residents outside the Cazenovia area also has increased. In 2014, our three-year free subscription period needs to have updated resident information (for postal reasons) and we ask all our readers and newspaper recipients to please fill out and submit the free subscription forms that we will be printing in the paper this year and that also can be found inside the door of Common Grounds and outside our office on the second floor above Common Grounds.

It has been a great year in Cazenovia and for Cazenovia, and we intend to continue bringing you all the news coverage you want and deserve. So keep those story and photo submissions coming, continue offering us suggestions for coverage or general newspaper improvements and, above all, keep reading!

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