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I agree.  Readers should have been consulted, and should voice their  
concern if that would help.
On 23-Sep-08, at 6:37 PM, June Schulte wrote:

> VERY sad to hear this news, Chris!
> It seems to me that the BFP should have asked readers for feedback  
> on what to eliminate and what to keep.
> Would a letter writing campaign help?  ~ June in Jericho
>
> At 02:30 PM 9/23/2008, you wrote:
>> This post is to let any subscribers to the Burlington Free Press,  
>> Times Argus, Rutland Herald, and Randolph Times know that  
>> effective this week, VCE's weekly birding column will no longer  
>> appear.  Due to a structural reorganization of the Free Press  
>> Outdoor Living section and the paper's internal need for cost- 
>> cutting measures, they informed us a few days ago that they will  
>> no longer carry our column.   Given that the Free Press was VCE's  
>> sole source of (partial) funding for the column, we can no longer  
>> justify our time investment to have it run in the other papers.
>> We sincerely regret this, as does the Free Press, and we hope to  
>> revive the column someday.
>> Thanks for the positive comments many of you relayed over the past  
>> 2 1/2 years, and don't forget to check our blog http:// 
>> vtecostudies.blogspot.com/, on which we will continue to provide  
>> birding info and updates.
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> --
>> ****************
>> Chris Rimmer
>> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
>> P.O. Box 420
>> Norwich, VT 05055
>> 802-649-1431 ext. 1
>> www.vtecostudies.org
>>
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