What happens when a community loses its newspaper?

In Holyoke, residents still mourn the loss of the T-T nearly 20 years later

   Holyoke City Hall, looking up Dwight Street For days, hundreds of callers speaking in the hushed tones more commonly reserved for funeral parlors queried switchboard operators inside the Holyoke Transcript-Telegram: “Are you open, are you still publishing?” the callers would ask. The mood in the once-proud newspaper was as grim as the Janu­­­ary weather.(...)

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