Don’t close the casket and bury local newspapers yet! Ye naysayers of doom and gloom — readers want, need and love their local newspapers.

As a reader and supporter of local newspapers, I urge readers of every local newspaper in every USA state, city, and town to write a letter of support for their local newspaper. Dust off your duff and email a letter to your local editor.

Stories in newspapers connect neighbors — past, present, and future.

Take some time out of your hurry-scurry day and communicate with your newspaper people. They need to know you care.

What else can you do? Pay for a subscription to your local newspaper. The staff and their families need to eat at least once a day.

Melissa Martin

Wheelersburg, Ohio

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Opinion editor for The Billings Gazette.