Free Community Papers of New England was established in the 1955 and currently has members in all six New England states - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has recently changed its name to Community Papers of New England to better reflect the membership.
Membership in this association shall be open, subject to final approval by the board of directors, to all publishers of free community newspapers and shoppers, niche publications, monthlies, free dailies, paid weeklies and on-line newspapers; containing multiple local retail, commercial and consumer advertising. Said publication must have a continuity of title and acceptable content, being distributed locally to the general public within a defined market area on a regular, pre-stated schedule of at least 12 editions per year. The circulation must be verified by a minimum of a notarized printer’s statement.
Members must agree to conform to such standards of business practice, ethics and qualifications as the association may set forth in writing. This conformity applies to any affiliated ownership entity in addition to the member publication. Membership is not open to paid dailies.
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