2009-02-05 / Features

3 Philly-Area Papers Scrap Saturday Print Editions

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Three Calkins Media newspapers in suburban Philadelphia will stop publishing Saturday print editions next week.

The Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer of Doylestown and the Burlington County Times in Willingboro, N.J., will continue to publish Saturday editions online.

The newspapers announced the change Saturday. It goes into effect Feb. 7.

Publisher Michael Scobey says the move is being made to control costs and provide expanded local and national news and sports coverage.

Scobey says the change is a return to the traditional publishing schedule. The Saturday print editions were introduced about five years ago.

He says the market no longer supports the additional day of print publication. The online Saturday edition will contain all the information the print version had.

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