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    Sunday, April 14, 2024

    Surf our site for 24 hours with new $2 ‘Day Pass’

    We’re offering a new way for readers to sample The Day’s comprehensive coverage of local news, sports, business and entertainment.

    The Day Pass, available for $2, provides non-subscribers 24 hours of access to all our content, along with the ability to comment on articles. To buy one, go to the top of theday.com, click the red square that says Buy a $2 Day Pass, create an account and select the day pass subscription option.

    A monthly subscription is still the best buy for those interested in our day-to-day reporting, but the Day Pass is ideal for those who want to try our website and e-paper, which is a replica of our beautifully composed print edition.

    The Day Pass is the digital equivalent of buying a single copy of the print edition, which is still an option at stores throughout the region.

    “Single-copy sales of The Day newspapers have always been available to readers and now we are pleased to be able to offer single-day subscriptions to theday.com for all our content,” said Timothy Dwyer, publisher and president of The Day.

    “This new subscription plan gets you access to coverage of our local communities and all the big issues percolating in any given 24-hour news cycle,” Dwyer said. “And if you want to get involved in the discussion of our stories, a Day Pass allows you to post comments for the duration of the daily subscription.”

    “We hope readers interested in news about our region take advantage of this new flexible subscription offer,” Dwyer continued.

    We often hear from readers who are frustrated they can’t read a story we’ve posted on social media. We share our stories there so people can see what we have to offer, but like any business, we have to get paid for our product.

    “The days of giving away our content for free are over,” said Executive Editor Izaskun Larrañeta. “It’s simply not sustainable.”

    We bring our skills and talent to every story, photo, video and podcast we produce.

    “When the First Congregational Church in New London collapsed last month, we had eight reporters, two photographers and one videographer at the scene,” Larrañeta said. “They all worked to give our readers the most comprehensive story and they were paid for their diligent work. They didn’t volunteer to cover the story. We had some people complain that they couldn’t read the story for free. The single Day pass now solves that problem. If you want to read our stories, you’ll have to pay for it. We need your support to continue our great coverage of local news.”

    The next time you come across a story you simply have to read, please give The Day Pass a try and let us know what you think.

    Thank you to those who already subscribe to The Day and enable us to do the important work of keeping the public informed. As always, we welcome your feedback.

    This is the opinion of Karen Florin, managing editor. Reach her at k.florin@theday.com or (860) 701-4217.

    Comment threads are monitored for 48 hours after publication and then closed.