January 31, 2023

Commenting Capability Suspended Indefinitely

The mission of ValleyNewsNow is to offer an independent, objective community news source for Chester, Deep River and Essex.  The ability to comment on articles is not integral to that mission, but we offered it to readers in the belief that it would enrich the site. 

However the escalating number of offensive comments and personal attacks that are appearing on the site is not only contrary to our commenting policy but also offending many of our readers and we no longer deem it to be aligned with our vision for the publication.

We are therefore closing down the comments section for all articles effective immediately and would suggest that those who wish to comment publicly on a matter send a letter to the editor, which will be published at our sole discretion, in accordance with our letters policy.

Nigel & Olwen Logan,
Shoreline Web News LLC.