There’s a big news story that’s been brewing all week, and I’ve been unable to share it due to a number of factors. I’m not going to bury the lede: it all has to do with a new online news site called GraftonTimes.com.
GraftonTimes.com will be the online home for the people of Grafton. Want to know the results of the election? It’s going to be there minutes after they’re announced. What’s going on in local sports? It’s going to have that too. Fundraising events, engagement announcements, photos from around town — if it’s going on in Grafton, GraftonTimes.com wants to have it, and it’s going to get it all online in a timely manner.
It’s going to feature Grafton people, from the pols seeking office to your favorite school bus driver. Readers will have a chance to have their say through both online polls and comments. And, of course, it’s another venue for Grafton businesses, both big and small, to get the word out about themselves, because advertising is a big part of the overall product (there’s a contact form on the site now if you want to check the rates).
The site’s set to go online the week after next (I haven’t been able to pin down a specific date) and I’ve seen the mock-up — it looks incredibly professional and user-friendly. I’m looking forward to seeing it in action.
OK, maybe I did bury the lede. I’m now changing one of my frequently used tags to this: Jenn’s employed.
I’ve been hired as the editor.