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Tuesday, July 16, 2024


BEWARE of imitations

Our modest suite of websites attracted an aggregate 19.7K visits last month, according to Similarweb.comThat equals 235.4K visits annually. A challenger website – which makes loud and fake boasts about being No. 1 – had just 1.6K visits, says Similarweb.comThat equals 19.2K visits annually for the challenger. 235.4K vs 19.2K online. (Dindi.com.au, 4.8K. MelbObserver.com.au, 5.1K.

VALE Marjory Long

Here is the eulogy delivered for Marjory Long at her funeral service on Monday (Feb. 20):Hello everyone. On behalf of my sister Denise, my brother Greg, myself, and our families, thanks for being here today to pay tribute to the life of Marjory Norah Long.We wish to thank our funeral celebrant Simon Beasy, and we

NEW: 2023 Media Kit released

The 2023 Media Kit for The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer newspapers has been released. View a copy here:

Publishing Schedule Update

Here is an update on our publishing schedule of The Local Paper/Melbourne Observer. Currently, we are in a cycle averaging fortnightly publication. We look forward to returning to weekly publication as soon as possible. The next editions will be published with a cover date of September 7, 2022.These will be Digital Editions only.(This edition had

NEXT ISSUE: Wed., July 6

COVID … the gift that keeps on giving. We have revised our re-starting date for The Local Paper/Melbourne Observer. There are no issues on June 22. There will be no issues of The Local Paper/Melbourne Observer printed on Sunday (June 26), Monday (June 27) and Tuesday (June 28). We plan to start printing on Sunday

Letter From The Editor

Thursday, May 26, 2022 A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Local Paper/Melbourne Observer EditorAsh Long writes to readers, advertisers We are an old-fashioned newspaper company. Our 53-year traditions, as one of the few remaining truly independent publishers of weekly community newspapers in Victoria, serve our readers well.We prize the truth, we go the extra mile for


This is a Courtesy Reminder that the deadline for editorial content and advertising bookings for The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer (Nov. 10 issue) is 5pm today (Friday). There are just six issues remaining prior to Christmas 2021. Our issues will carry the cover dates of Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8 and 15. The

STATEWIDE: Lockdown publishing arrangements

Due to the lockdown arrangements which are to remain in effect across Victoria, The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer newspapers will not be published this week (Wed., July 21). This decision is made out of an abundance of caution regarding the health and safety of our distribution team, who normally have more than 1000 personal

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