Credit: George Danby

The coronavirus pandemic has hit local news organizations hard, cratering local advertising that we rely on at exactly the time factual, well-reported information is needed most. Across the country, dozens of newspapers, many of them already on the edge financially, cut staff or pay, or were forced to close.

Thanks to changes we’ve been making these last several years, the Bangor Daily News is a leaner operation and has become more nimble than many daily papers. The drop in advertising hit us too, though, and we responded by asking our readers to support our public-service mission.

At a time when all of us face financial anxiety, you have stepped forward, and we are simply floored. More than 500 subscribers and readers from 23 states have stepped forward to declare that local news is worth sustaining. You have collectively raised more than $50,000. This support will help us stay on track to bring you the news you need throughout this crisis. Thank you for standing with your local journalists. We are proud to serve you.

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How to get involved

— Donate online: Go to bangordailynews.com/support/ and click the “donate” button.

— Donate via the mail: Please mail contributions to Bangor Daily News, Attn: COVID donations, PO Box 1329, 1 Merchants Plaza, Bangor ME 04402

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