Paper to maintain carrier delivery

The Maui News will rescind its recently announced decision to switch home delivery of the newspaper from carriers to the United States Postal Service.

The move to the USPS had been scheduled to take place Monday, November 13.

“We have heard from literally hundreds of subscribers who have repeatedly told us that they start every day with The Maui News,” Publisher Joe Bradley said. “We want all of you to know that we are listening . . . and we are reacting to your overwhelming opinion to keep carrier delivery so you can read the paper every morning.”

The decision to keep carrier delivery of The Maui News will also mean the Sunday paper will continue to be published.

“There was a large demand for retention of the Sunday paper and we look forward to remaining a part of your Sunday mornings,” Bradley said. “While the reaction to switching delivery methods was somewhat startling, it was also very gratifying to hear from so many of our readers how important the paper is as part of their day.

“Obviously, it is the right thing to do to admit we made an error and to fix it before the change in delivery systems was implemented.”

Bradley also urged readers to support the advertisers that use the newspaper.

“We say it repeatedly in editorials, but it is very important to shop at home,” Bradley said. “Our advertisers provide jobs for their employees . . . and their ads help pay the salaries of our staff.”