“This is a travesty. Along with losing jobs in America to another country, what about the personal connection that local people have with the customers they serve? I firmly believe that when we hire local people to serve our local customers, we will serve them in the best way possible. That’s good business sense.

Every week, I receive e-mails and phone calls from companies based out of India who are offering graphic design and web design services — saying “We can save you money!” They want our newspaper to outsource our graphic and web design services. There are even foreign-based companies offering services for writing articles and editorial proofing. Are you kidding me?

That won’t happen here. Not with our newspaper”.