Our local papers are all about the community - that awesome place where people get you, share your interests and concerns and make you feel at home. It’s for this reason that, in turbulent times, these papers are going from strength to strength. They are part of the community that they serve. They’ll tell you what’s happening down the road and, if it’s newsworthy, what’s happening in your neighbour’s kitchen. They are intimate and they’re personal. They write about things that affect people’s lives directly and take what happens in the communities seriously. In return, the communities take them seriously. The result is, as the strategic types like to call it, a relevant and meaningful engagement. Our readers just call it a great way to spend a few hours.