I agree with Denise Snodell’s column (Neighborhood News, “You either get it or you don’t”) about the importance of local newspapers to how we as a nation receive our news. Reading The Star daily during breakfast or enjoying a good cup of coffee brings the news and other information without the glare of a computer screen.
Reading is a means of exercising the brain, but newsprint allows more in-depth understanding of what is going on in our world. It’s sort of like looking at art in a gallery as opposed to looking at art on a screen. You just can’t get the artist feeling through the digital world. I also found a coupon for a new pizza place right in my neighborhood on the following page of her article.
For less than $1 per day, I would say that the newspaper is a good investment for our minds.