Sunday Advance-News ends, Courier-Observer cuts back to two days a week for St. Lawrence County readers
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:53 am

The Johnson Newspaper Corporation, Watertown, will no longer print the Sunday Advance-News as a standalone paper and will reduce printing of the Daily Courier-Observer from five days a week to just two days per week.

Documents sent to vendors state that the Advance-News will now be issued as a special section in the Watertown Daily Times. The section will contain St. Lawrence County news traditionally found in the Advance, according to the document.

The Advance-News has roots in the county dating back to 1935 and has been delivered to all subscribers of the Ogdensburg Journal and the Daily Courier-Observer, which serves the Massena and Potsdam areas.

A second letter issued by the company announces that the Daily Courier-Observer will now be published on a Wednesday and Friday schedule.

“There will no longer be a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday edition,” the letter says.

Prices for both the Watertown Daily Times and Daily Courier-Observer will remain the same.

The Daily Courier-Observer has roots dating back as far as 1852 as the Potsdam Courier and Journal. It became a daily in the late 1980s when the bi-weekly Massena Observer and the weekly Courier-Freeman were merged.