• Last modified 3983 days ago (July 31, 2008)


Take a look at our new look

Observant readers may notice changes in this week’s paper. Larger, more readable type appears throughout.

Story text, formerly 9.75-point Antiqua, is now 10.5-point Minion — nearly 8 percent bigger. Headlines also appear in a bold, condensed version of the new, more elegant Minion typeface.

“Docket” news, which had been 8.75-point Humanist, and classifieds, which had been 9-point Arial, are now in 9-point Myriad, a much more easily read typeface.

Other changes, including an updating of our Page One nameplate and page and column logos, appear throughout the paper.

More than six months in the making, the changes reflect the latest in scientific research regarding how to make newspapers easier to read. They are possible because of a series of major equipment upgrades.

Included were installation of several thousand dollars’ worth of new high-end computers, camera equipment and software designed to improve the quality of reproduction of type, ads and photos and to give our staff more ways to be of service to readers and advertisers.

We hope you enjoy our new look. Let us know if you have questions or concerns.

Last modified July 31, 2008