Rutland Herald, Times Argus cut staff, to print three times a week - VPR

An advertising-driven industry is suffering as Vermont businesses slow way down due to Covid-19.

"In an email, publisher Steven Pappas said 20 staff members have been laid off "for a two-week period across all corners of the paper: production, news, advertising and customer service and circulation." He said he hopes to bring those employees back after concerns over coronavirus have abated. The papers will continue to publish online seven days a week. Print circulation, however, will go from five to three days a week. "We still have a dedicated reporting staff of five reporters who will be tracking COVID-19 and its impact, as well as other breaking news," said Pappas. "


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