Carried on from this thread.
One of Australia’s oldest newspapers, The Maitland Mercury, is to lose its weekday publication run from next week, moving to a Monday, Wednesday and Friday print and online run.
The editor calls it an “evolution” in today’s paper - I respectfully disagree with her - it’s more like a “revulsion”. If they want to continue down this path a full merger with The Newcastle Herald would have been the better option - at least Maitland and the Lower Hunter would have retained a 5 day a week paper plus gained a weekend edition. They share reporters and stories nowadays anyway, so it wouldn’t have been too difficult to do.