First in Print

Gwen Chamberlain

For 186 years — since before telephones, radio, TV, CB radios and the Internet, The Chronicle-Express has been bringing Penn Yan, Yates County and Keuka Lake area news to readers. Over those years we've seen lots of changes, and it seems like those changes, like everything else in this digital world, are coming at us more rapidly every day.

So, here's another one.

It's not a big change, but it's one that keeps us all connected to the best things about a newspaper  — like being able to hold the paper in our hands and learn something new, and then being able to clip out that photo of our children's school achievement and save it forever.

For a few years now we've been posting news on this popular website, making this information available for free to anyone in the world who wishes to see it. Many of these articles and postings appear online before our print edition hits the streets on Wednesday morning. But some of those articles don't appear online until a few days later, and some never make it to the world-wide web.

Beginning this week, readers of our print edition will see a new icon pointing out what stories they are getting to see first, before the online readers.

What does this mean to you?

Website visitors who want what we're calling "First in Print" stories are encouraged to look into getting a copy of the newspaper at a local newstand or subscribing to the newspaper so they won't miss any of the information and news printed each week.

Print edition readers will notice that some articles will be clearly marked as "First in Print."

This also means the website,, and the newspaper, The Chronicle-Express, will evolve differently.

The website will focus on "breaking news" while the newspaper will continue to offer more in-depth reporting and details about life here in the region.

Readers will notice some content that appears in both, and some that only appears in one format. With these changes, we are ensuring that print readers — who pay for the privilege of reading the paper — get a "bonus" for their investment in the print media. They get the Pages Past, Gary Pinneo's Chronicle Expressions cartoons, a complete police report listing, guest columns, birth announcements, deed transfers, honor roll listings and more.

Thank you for choosing The Chronicle-Express and as your source for local news, and please stay in touch.