A message from the editor: How you can help sustain the news in your region

Craig Thomson, Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser editor.

Craig Thomson, Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser editor.

Whether you're reading this article on your phone, on your tablet or in the newspaper inking your fingers, thank you.

Thank you for your interest, your trust and your patience.

Today, after a period in hibernation, The Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser is back in print and back in circulation.

As you know, production of the newspaper temporarily ceased in mid-April. That decision was not taken lightly but was forced upon us by the economic impact of government measures put in place to control the coronavirus pandemic.

Looking back over the past 90 days is to see a world of dramatic changes.

As social distancing rules and lockdowns put the economy into a sudden deep freeze, we were affected like many businesses in our region. But today your local news is back in print.

The Advertiser is proud of the role we play in our community.

We are more determined than ever to tell the stories that matter to our community and to deliver the advertising solutions that achieve results for our local traders and other commercial customers.

To those many loyal readers and advertisers who told us in recent months how much they missed the printed version of their local newspaper, thank you for your expressions of support and words of encouragement.

Those kind words have meant a lot to the team here at The Advertiser.

But right now, we need more than words.

As we return to printing the local news you can trust to keep you informed, we need you to please get behind us: Sign up as a digital subscriber. Soon I will be starting a free weekly newsletter where I will write directly to you each Sunday.

Advertise with us. By supporting The Advertiser - and those who advertise with us - you will be helping to sustain the local journalism that keeps our town and our region connected. Craig Thomson- editor.

Would you like to have your say?

Write to the editor about any issue you'd like to talk about at craig.thomson@austcommunitymedia.com.au

It could be something we've written, or something that is on your mind that we have not covered.

It could be something local or something that is a broader topic that has an impact on our area.

Letters should be no more than 300 words and include your name, address and phone number.

I look forward to hearing from you.