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Ways to Annoy Jody

Okay, I don’t think I should open THAT can of worms, knowing most of you are probably up late every night trying to work that puzzle out on your own. But the Worcester Telegram did figure out a way to annoy me today, and I figured I’d complain about it here because that’s why I pay hosting fees and domain registration fees every year. That’s what it’s all about, my people.

The Telegram, a good source of local (Leominster) news, decided that instead of having a page of news items of specific interest to the “North” (which is where the Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner, etc. stories were), and another for West, and another for Blackstone Valley, etc., they would just lump us under the heading “Suburbs”.

Great. No offense to Hopkinton, but your news stories aren’t really all that important to me. And I’m sure mine are not to you. So what the Telegram has effectively done, is go the Boston Media route of closing their eyes, blocking their ears with their fingers and saying “Nya nay nya I can’t see you! You don’t exist!” to anything outside of the 128 belt.

If I didn’t have such a long history of being completely annoyed with the way the Fitchburg Sentinel is run (I love LOVE LOVE! when they run stories about events after they happen, not before, so that I can sit and feel badly that I didn’t know about it. No, really, that’s fantastic.

So ya, there may be a war going on, people dying and starving, etc., but I’m really ticked off that the paper has decided they can’t be bothered to give us our own page any more.

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  1. nodrumlins

     /  January 5, 2007

    I must confess, I only read the T&G online. Did they replace the entire “North” Local News section altogether? That would be weak.

  2. Anonymous

     /  January 6, 2007

    Sorry to hear it but the T+G was the only paper that reports things like the city being sued by EPA for sewer issues and the like. The Sentinel doesn’t print anything negative going on around the city. So you are getting 1/2 the news. I am annoyed T+G is a pay site 24/7 where as the Sentinel you get the info in the PM. Frankly, I like the free Champion paper..Has real local news and happenings. Jerry