In yet another sign of bad times for local newspapers, the US Newspaper is leaving downtown Nazareth. Northampton County's largest weekly, the US is a publication of the Express Times. Although the paper will continue to publish, it will be from Easton instead of Nazareth. The doors will closed by September 12, leaving Nazareth with yet another vacant business.
Over the past twenty years, the US has handled a lot of walk in business for Nazareth seniors and yard sales. It always contains interesting little stories about kids in Nazareth area sports programs. Whether that will still continue, when the paper is published in Easton, is questionable.
The 56 S. Main Street office has also provided a quiet haven for reporters covering Nazareth and Slate Belt beats. I often say JD Malone and Doug Brill in there, writing late at night. Will reporters have the same understanding of the Nazareth community when they have to come up from Easton?