The Glengarry News marked its 130th anniversary last month, and publisher Richard Mahoney marked the occasion by penning a fascinating look-back on the publication’s history, and its evolution, since its first copies rolled off the presses in 1892.
“Time flies. It seems that overnight our industry shifted from hot lead and linotype to laptops and digital photos. Thankfully, there are some constants,” he writes.
“Like the Colonel [Alexander George Fraser Macdonald, founder of The News] and Eugene Macdonald [the Colonel’s son], we will strive to ensure we never stray from our goal of producing the best community newspaper possible. And, fortunately we can count on a community that has supported The News for 130 years.”
We highlight recommend reading the full piece here. It’s a testament to the enduring value newspapers have on their communities.