No paper next week

BRATTLEBORO — In a departure from previous years, The Commons will not publish an issue next Wednesday, July 5.

In January, the board of directors of Vermont Independent Media, the nonprofit that publishes the newspaper, voted to suspend publication the week of Independence Day to give the newspaper's staff an additional week off.

Since 2010, when The Commons converted from monthly to weekly publication, the newspaper has paused for one week at the end of each year.

Any urgent news will be published next week on the newspaper's website, relaunched on June 16 with a new design and structure by Oscar Heller and 10F Design, a firm in Brattleboro.

The next issue of the print newspaper will publish as usual on Wednesday, July 12, with deadline for submissions of news and advertising on Friday, July 7.

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