Much of this approval and support has been developed by the newspaper’s commitment to providing quality on every single page, every single month.
As the years (almost 15!) have rolled along we’ve juggled and honed the paper to accommodate the needs of the community as best we can. For the most part, the feedback you’ve provided has been our guide as we’ve moved forward year-to-year.
This month, unfortunately, we find ourselves doing a little downsizing.
Our business has not bounced back from the pandemic as robustly as we anticipated. As a result, we are scaling back the range of calendar items offered each month in our print edition and will only list events that happen within the geographic boundaries of our distribution area: south of Lake Worth Beach, north of Deerfield Beach and east of Interstate 95.
The Palm Beach ArtsPaper in our Around Town section is a separate publication. It will continue to list a select number of events without geographic limitations.
As we reduce our costs by limiting the length of the calendars and the newsprint required to print them, we are expanding the free event listings on our website (www.thecoastalstar.com) and will be happy to show event organizers how to input their own online calendar listings. Just send an email to email@example.com.
We are making this change to increase income and control expenses to ensure our ability to continue publishing.
We are making this adjustment in good faith and hope by doing so we continue to engender your goodwill.
To make a tax-deductible donation in support of our community journalism, visit https://fpf.column.us/the-coastal-star.
— Mary Kate Leming, Editor