To our readers


Effective Sunday, Aug. 6, the price for seven-day home delivery will increase from $12.95 to $13.67 per month. The home delivery price for weekend-only service will increase from $7.70 pTC to $8.23 per month. The rates for daily home delivery (Mon.-Sat.) and for newsstand copies will not change. All rates are subject to a 5 percent Maryland sales tax.

The increase is the first for home delivery subscribers in this area since 1990. It is necessary because of sharp increases in the cost of newsprint, our crucial raw material. For example, newsprint prices for the second quarter of this year were 46 percent higher than for the same period last year. The price increase to subscribers for seven-day service will be 5.5 per cent.

Prices may vary in some outlying areas. For more information, call 539-1280 or 1-800-829-8000.

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