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Local news has been in steep decline nationwide over the last decade, a result of massive changes in the advertising and news industries, leading to severe consolidation and cost-cutting. Newton has not been spared, and now our city is the largest in the state without a local, professional newspaper.

This has left Newton residents without a neutral source of trusted information about education, safety, taxes and other matters. For a community such as ours, eager to remain engaged and informed, this is a crisis.

The Newton Beacon is part of the solution — a professional, nonprofit and nonpartisan news source focused exclusively on our community. To succeed, the Beacon relies on the financial support of the people it serves. Give today.

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