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From the publisher: A note of introduction

A new day dawns in community news across the local region
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Welcome to the first edition of the GazetteLeader, your new source for community news!

There are some familiar names attached to this new endeavor, as you can see in the staff box at left, but since I may be new to you, a word of introduction would seem to be in order.

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyperlocal community newspapers, niche publications and a full-service digital agency. We currently operate in six states with 24 publications and websites.

We are family-owned and mission-driven to bring you local news and information from the most experienced news team in the communities we serve.

In coming days, you can anticipate hyperlocal community news coverage, original reporting, the most advanced local news Website in the region, easy to read (and access) newsletters delivered directly to your inbox, an e-edition replica of the print products . . . and so much more!

We’ll be building on things that came before, but striding into the future with a fresh perspective coupled with the institutional knowledge to provide informed coverage that gets to the heart of the matter on everything we cover.

We encourage you to join us. Send a letter to the editor or a note about student achievement. Let us know about an upcoming event. And if you’re an advertiser, we welcome the opportunity to be your partner going into the future.

It’s a challenging time in local media, but also an exciting one. We’re committed to getting it right, and hope you will join us for the upcoming journey.