BIDDEFORD — Starting Monday, Jan. 9, the Journal Tribune will no longer print a Monday edition, but will instead offer an enhanced Monday digital edition on its website,

Monday digital edition articles and obituaries also will appear in Tuesday’s print edition of the Journal Tribune.  

Publisher Devin Hamilton said that the move is not a reflection of the newspaper’s business performance, but is intended to focus the publication on attracting a more digital mobile-oriented readership.

“As York County‘s only daily newspaper, the Journal Tribune isn’t going anywhere,” Hamilton said. “The sharp increase of online news through smartphones and social media has led to unprecedented demand for our digital content and led to this decision.”

Hamilton emphasized that the newspaper will continue to publish print editions Tuesday through Sunday.  

He said that readers will be able to find Monday’s TV listings, comics and entertainment games and features in the Journal Tribune’s Saturday print edition.

Entertainment games and puzzles also are available online every Monday.  

“We believe that our subscribers will truly benefit from this new publication schedule,” Hamilton said. “It will allow our staff to deliver meaningful original content digitally and create a product worthy for all of our loyal readers.”

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