Letter: Carmel needs a daily newspaper

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Editor,

The time has come. We can wait no longer. We have to have it. And that is our own daily newspaper. Or at least three or four days a week for all of us. Not just Carmel, but Fishers and maybe Zionsville, too. Yes Current is good as far as it goes but it doesn’t go far enough. We all need to read about our sporting events, our teachers, our schools, our politicians, our businesses more than one day a week. We need a paper. We need our own sportswriter, our own business column, our own photographer. We don’t need to read about our city in the Indy Star and how we feel about various circumstances that occur here. We need a paper for adequate dialogue and a forum for readers who advocate issues and pushback from those who don’t. Politicians need a voice, as well as their opponents, and we need to see and read how they feel.

(Current in Carmel) is not without its advertisers. There seem to be plenty and the additional costs to the publisher appear to be minimal considering the coverage area of the entire north side. Housing, commerce, advertisers are relocating on the north side in droves but most of our daily news is about crime and politics in Indianapolis.

It is time. We need our own voice. We need news. We can do it better and we will do it better. Well over 100,000 live on the north side and are underserved by a weekly as good as it is. We would all benefit.

Bernard Lally

Carmel, INĀ 

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