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46 years ago…

On August 24, 1972, the first edition of the Progress Times was published.

To celebrate this occasion we are debuting a new look for the paper. We have a new logo and this week’s issue is a #FlashbackFriday cover of our very first front-page.

20180824newpageEach individual and each business, no matter how small or large, is important for progress- and to the Progres Times. We plan to serve these individuals by reporting on their activities, their comings and goings, their achievements, their city, school, farm, church, club and social events.

The Progress Times has no ax to grind with anyone. No strings are attached to the Progress Times. We are not allied with any political faction, sect or creed. We give no blanket endorsement or opposition to any cause other than promoting the Upper Valley. We intend to stay out of politics as much as possible.

We owe no favors to city hall, the county courthouse, Austin or Washington. We hope to have good relations with these entities, but they shall not dictate any policy to us.

We plan to continue making the Progress Times a comfortable,relaxed hometown paper, easy to read with lots of pictures. Our reporting shall be objective and unbiased with the chips falling where they may. We solicit tips on stories and pictures, and ask your support in all our endeavors.

We hope this is the first of many, many more editions of the Progress Times.

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