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Applause for our WWII Vet, Morley Piper

 
Former Executive Director of NENA, Morley Piper, a D-Day veteran who was in France for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the invasion, spoke at a luncheon hosted by ten communities liberated by the Allies. The following is the text of Piper's speech.

My daughter Patricia and granddaughters Audrey and Laura, and I, have the honor this morning to represent the old soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division in expressing our heartfelt appreciation to our French Allies for welcoming us, our families and friends, with such endearing grace and French hospitality to your charming villages and communes for this historic commemoration of the searing battles fought here in WWII in the D-Day invasion of Normandy...

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Upsides, downsides of in-house, outside Web help

To combat declining advertising revenue in a dynamic technological age, newspapers have been forced to reinvent the ways in which they sell advertising. According to Mark French, advertising director of The Republican of Springfield, Mass., declines in ad revenue in New England have tended to be below the national average. “New Englanders still love their newspapers,” French said. “We are the largest consumers of newspapers in the country.”...

Abernathy: Saving community journalism is vital – and doable

Penny Abernathy says the key to a small newspaper surviving in this new age of journalism is not fighting against, but adapting to, the Internet.

Abernathy, author of “Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability,” will be a featured speaker at the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s Fall Conference Oct. 9 in Natick, Mass.

“Community newspapers, editors and publishers need to understand the world has changed,” Abernathy said. “It’s vitally important they survive, but in order to survive, they’re going to have to adapt.”...

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