The Citizen of Laconia to Stop Publishing Sept. 30

Sep 19, 2016


The Citizen newspaper of Laconia says it will stop publishing on Sept. 30, after 90 years of serving readers in the state's Lakes Region.

The paper reports Sample News Group CEO George Sample says the company has tried for several months to sell the paper, without success. Sample says in its six years of ownership, The Citizen became the No. 1 source for online news, but the advertising needed to sustain that effort, plus the high cost of printing and distributing newspapers, hasn't followed.

Sample said the company will focus its energy on other New Hampshire newspapers, including The Eagle Times of Claremont, The Argus-Champion, Weekly Flea and Message For the Week, all part of Eagle Printing and Publishing Co.