Beginning Monday, Feb. 18, there will be a significant change to The Sun’s website, but one that we believe will offer great benefits to our readers.
The Sun online (www.thesunnews.net) will become a paid service, but the change to that also includes great changes to what our readers will have access to.
This will include the entire content of the newspaper, which comes out every Thursday.
In the past, The Sun has not included the entire content of the paper online, but that will change with it becoming a paid service.
We have always included some news stories, some sports, obituaries, Sun Scene and a taste of some of the items we have in the paper, but now the entire content – including such things as Community Datebook, new features such as our monthly trivia and pet column and all news, sports and features will be online.
For those who are current subscribers to The Sun, watch your mail as you will receive a code in the mail to get started so you can start your online account. If you currently subscribe, there will be no extra cost, but you will have to follow the steps online to access the paper on the Internet.
If you do not subscribe, you will have a couple of options. You can get a paid subscription to have The Sun delivered to your home each week and for a small fee, can pay for both.
There is also the option of purchasing an online only subscription.
One of the benefits of the online service is that we will be able to update our content daily.
Sometimes space constraints do not allow us to print everything we receive, so this will be an additional outlet to include stories that were unable to get in the paper.
The Sun also covers meetings that happen on Wednesday nights, and our readers will not have to wait a week to find out what happened at those meetings.
This is a perk and a benefit that will enhance not only your online experience, but allow us to get more information out – and faster – than we did before.
We believe this change is going to be one that will be good for our readers. We do not want you to visit the website once or twice a week. But each day as we add content that in some cases, you will only be able to find on the web.
For our out-of-town subscribers, this will also allow you to get access to the entire newspaper a lot faster.
We hope you enjoy the change, as we think this will only serve to enhance your experience with The Sun.
• Kudos to Hamburg Town Supervisor Steven Walters for helping start the process of working towards finding a way to get a larger facility for the Adult Daycare facility – which is currently house on Pleasant Avenue at Haviland Drive.
This is an important service offered by the Town of Hamburg and one we hope will prosper and grow in a larger facility.
Whether it be to build a new facility or upgrade an existing facility, what is most important is that the town do what is necessary to find a long-term home. Great job to Walters and the board for getting the process started.
• By comparison, we did not have anywhere near the issues that other areas in the northeast had late last week with the threat of blizzard conditions, but we still dealt with difficult conditions and we would like to say thank you to the fine workers of our local highway departments and departments of public works for keeping the streets as clean as possible.
Friday was the worst of the weather days locally, and by Saturday, roads were dry. That is a compliment to those who worked long hours to keep our streets safe as thanks to those workers, the storm’s impact was not as strong.
For that, we simply say, thank you.