October 6, 2010

Dear Cecil Times Readers,

  Today The Cecil Times is moving from a blog on the WordPress platform to a dedicated website:  www.ceciltimes.com

  Some of you had found our site while it was under construction but the site is now up and running and henceforth all new content will be posted only at the website. For the next few days, we will still be checking back on the blog and shifting over any comments our readers post here. But in the future, all comments should be posted on articles on the website. The format is pretty much the same for posting comments there as it was here, with a new sidebar box highlighting recent reader comments.

   We are transitioning our previous email subscribers to the new platform but if your subscription gets lost in the shuffle, you can sign up on the new website directly. There are new options for subscribing there, too.  However, going forward the full text of news articles will not be included on emails. You will receive a summary with a link to read the complete article on the website.

  Moving an archive as large as ours from the blog to a website took more effort and patience than we had expected, and we are grateful to our web guru, Ken Chamberlain. Any glitches that we uncover as we still kick the tires on our new vehicle will likely be a matter of operator-error, not the designer.

  So join us at our new home:  www.ceciltimes.com


Note to Our Readers: New Letters Page

September 3, 2010

Dear Cecil Times Readers,

   Today we are launching a new page on Cecil Times, Letters to the Editor. You can find it on its own page at the top of the blog. We’ve set a few ground rules you can read there.

  Thanks for reading The Cecil Times.  We are working on a re-launch of Cecil Times as a full website but it is not ready yet. We’ll keep you informed as we grow our little news venture.

Email Subscriptions to Cecil Times Now Available

December 24, 2009

   You can now sign up for email subscriptions to The Cecil Times and receive automatic notification of updates to the blog.  See the email subscription link on the right column and sign up. You will receive an email requesting that you confirm your subscription by clicking on  a link in that email.

   Previously we had included an RSS feed sign up for those who prefer to organize all their blog subscriptions in one place.  But we found that the RSS sign up was just confusing some readers. So we have removed the RSS subscription option from the sidebar but it is still active for those who had previously signed up for RSS delivery of  The Cecil Times.

   UPDATE: Cecil Times is now on Twitter: username is ceciltimes. We are also posting our latest “Tweets” in the sidebar  on the right of our main blog page.

   Watch for other changes in The Cecil Times in the New Year.