Visitor laments online subscription now required

As a visitor who loves returning to Maui (18 times in the last 27 years), I was disappointed to find that a subscription is now required to read complete Maui News articles online.

It has been my ritual for years to check The Maui News online on Friday mornings in order to keep up with the latest goings-on in the most beautiful place on Earth.

I catalog restaurants and entertainment possibilities for our next trip (the end of August in this case) and scan through the news for anything that might be interesting to check out when we are on island.

Obviously, my minimal needs do not warrant paying for a subscription but I will definitely miss having access to my little piece of paradise every Friday morning.

Maui no ka oi.

Howard Baratz

Tulsa, Okla.