I prefer not to

Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England — its time has come, and gone

Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England — its time has come, and gone

Greenwich Time has joined the Hartford Courant behind a paywall, and it will now cost $10 month to read local news. It’s easy to understand the need for our local rag to charge for its product: reporters — both of them — need to be paid, editors paid severance, etc., but that doesn’t mean I have to pay the freight. I have a choice how I choose to spend my money, and Greenwich Time’s coverage of local issues isn’t worth anything to me. If I want to read a press release from the Greenwich Democrats I can go directly to the source; I don’t require Bob Horton to parse it for me, and I really don’t care what he or our local high schoolers are thinking about global warming or Donald Trump.

I will miss the paper’s occasional coverage of our zoning board, but I won’t miss it ten dollars worth.

So thank you for your service, and goodnight.