Monday, September 11, 2017

What to do if your Palm Beach Post newspaper print edition doesn’t get delivered because it’s too windy.

See below for the news concerning delivery of the Post print edition post-Hurricane Irma and windy conditions that followed.

If you didn’t know, the Sun Sentinel in Broward County publishes the Palm Beach Post newspaper:

[T]he Post downsized its newsroom by more than 30 percent in 2008 and 2009. At the same time it closed its printing press. The Post’s print edition is now printed in Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and shipped north [by big trucks] to Palm Beach County for daily distribution.

Last year during Hurricane Matthew — not nearly the potential impact of Hurricane Irma — there were significant newspaper delivery delays; the large commercial trucks were stuck in Broward County until the storm passed.

If you’re concerned about upcoming delivery delays
of that newspaper call 800-926-POST.

By the way, the new subscription rate (which includes this year’s price spike for the print edition) for the Post’s “7 days Print + digital” is $56.99 for 1 month or $683.79 for the year and, “The first payment, for all new starts, will include a one-time nonrefundable activation fee up to $5.”* The daily edition in print costs $2 now. Sunday’s edition is $3.

[For the sake of comparison, The Lake Worth Herald print edition published weekly costs ¢50. A “12 Month Combination”, subscription to the online and print edition (delivered by U.S. mail), costs only $45.]

And lastly, have you ever thought of writing a
Letter to the Editor (LTE) at the Post?

It’s very easy and only takes 5–10 minutes to write an LTE. Learn how using this link.

Do you live in coastal Central Palm Beach County? In the City of Greenacres or Atlantis? The towns of Lake Clarke Shores, Hypoluxo, or Lantana? The Village of Palm Springs? Are you wondering why the City of Lake Worth gets featured every single week in the Local section of the Post and your city, town, or village doesn’t get featured?

Write an LTE and ask why your municipality
Map of coastal Central Palm Beach County courtesy of your Palm Beach County government.

UPDATE: The Saturday edition, Sept. 9th, was the Weekend Edition of the Post; there was no delivery of the print edition on Sunday, Sept. 10th or Monday, Sept. 11th. Tuesday should be when the print edition gets delivered once again.

*Also published in the Post as of Sept. 6th, 2017: “Home delivery customers [of The Palm Beach Post] will be charged up to an additional $3.99 premium day rate on February 26; May 14; September 17; November 23. Premium day charges will result in shortening the length of the billing period. Subscription types other than 7-day will receive Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day as part of their current subscription. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice.” [emphasis added]
A convenient place to pick up The Lake Worth Herald print edition is at the City’s newsstand located at 600 Lake Ave. in Downtown Lake Worth.