Digital subscription sale for The Patriot Ledger
If you’ve been to The Patriot Ledger’s website recently, you’ve probably come across some stories you’d like to read marked “For Subscribers.”
Readers got used to hitting a paywall after being able to read a few stories a month and then getting a few more freebies after providing an email address. In February, Gannett and USA Today Network launched a company-wide initiative to provide its most loyal readers with exclusive and unique content.
To view For Subscribers stories, you must be a digital subscriber or have a paper subscription, which allows you full access to The Patriot Ledger online content.
July 4th digital subscription sale:$ 1 for 6 months, then $ 9.99 / month
If you’re not a digital or print subscriber, you’ve been missing out on unique and compelling news, features, arts, entertainment, and sports coverage.
Here are 7 reasons why you should consider subscribing to The Patriot Ledger.
1. The main source of local news on the South Shore
The Patriot Ledger is the only source for in-depth local reporting on the South Shore. Our journalists live, work and play in their communities, and have unique access to officials and playmakers from across the region.
Patriot Ledger reporter Mary Whitfill recently spoke to Quincy CEO Rob Hale to talk about Quincy’s development, philanthropy and building a lasting legacy.
Journalist Sue Scheible and staff photographer Greg Derr recently visited Falmouth to check on the progress of At Tommy, a vacation home that Quincy developer Tim O’Connell is building for children with cancer and their families.
Journalists Mary Whitfill and Joe Difazio have teamed up to examine declining enrollment, fluctuating finances and a unique dependence on the city which has officials wondering if Quincy College has what it takes to survive.
2. Eat, Ledgerland
Our arts and entertainment section has a regular subscriber column called Let’s Eat, Ledgerland, which features a different South Shore restaurant each week. Here is a taste of some recent profiles:
Chris Schweiger and his business partner Dermot Loftus have opened The Oystercatcher less than a mile from the ocean where brackish bivalves are harvested in Duxbury Bay. Customers can taste the freshness with every sip.
After owning and running Steel & Rye Since 2012, co-owners Dan Kerrigan and Bill Scannell have decided to open a bakery alongside their artisanal restaurant in Milton, encouraged by their executive chef and baker Brendan Joy.
When Jessica Travis walked into Toast for the first time in 2019, she was determined to buy it from the previous owners.
3. Celebrate a good age
Sue Scheible has worked for The Patriot Ledger for over 50 years and has written her column, A Good Age, for 40 of those years. The column isn’t just about the elderly, it’s about life.
Sue recently reported on the Whipple Seniors Center distribution of 500 new free iPads to seniors in Weymouth.
She recently visited Michele Draicchio Paige, who watered and weeded her drought tolerant plants in the traffic island she maintains on South, Summer and Dartmouth streets in Quincy.
Before that, Sue met a retired couple from Randolph, who were back at work at Cape Cod Canal after the husband suffered a medical emergency.
4. Cover the local music scene
Jay N. Miller began writing about local music for The Patriot Ledger in 1986 and is the only journalist to regularly cover Rhythm from the South Shore, Boston and beyond. His Music Scene column is weekly.
Recently Jay wrote about Anthony Geraci of Marshfield being elected the Blues Music Award 2021 as best instrumentalist – Piano. The award, also known as the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award, has special meaning for Geraci, who befriended Perkins, the iconic black Mississippi native who had performed with a long litany of great blues. and had established himself as one of the most influential musicians in the blues.
Jay also met the former Harvard basketball player Rachel Garlin, who has spent the last year doing weekly live concerts, continuing her day job as a mentor to at-risk youth, embarking on a “Swing and Release” program of writing and releasing a song by day in February and remotely record a new EP Declare we’re in it. In the little free time she had, Garlin was training and appearing in NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” where her season 13 episode aired on June 7.
5. Scores and more from local sports teams
In the sports department of the Patriot Ledger, Eric McHugh has covered all aspects of the sports landscape of the South Shore for more than 20 years and sports writer Chris McDaniel has nearly 10 years in the field. Their knowledge of sports in high school is what sets the Patriot Ledger’s local coverage apart.
In addition to the coverage of the various spring schools tournaments which are currently taking place, the sports department organizes every week player of the week polls and power ranking lists, as well as Patriot Ledger All School sports teams showcasing the best athletes in the region.
6. Police and fire scanner
For those who like to keep abreast of the latest police and firefighter news, subscribers can listen to scanner traffic for Quincy / Rive-Sud area police and fire departments, provided by Broadcasting.
7. We are committed to quality local journalism
The Patriot Ledger has been the main source of information on the South Shore since 1837. Today, we are more committed than ever to providing news and information you can rely on and trust our award-winning staff.
If you haven’t yet subscribed, consider supporting great local journalism and become one today.