Our Story
[Upstate Weekly News Logo] Upstate Weekly News, LLC is a partnership between Matt Avitabile, Patrick Billings, Alisan Kochersberger and Robert Panico. The company owns a print newspaper business and an online platform.
 
The newspaper serves readers in Schoharie, Delaware, Ulster, and Greene Counties of Upstate New York. It includes six publications as sections in one single newspaper: the Mountain Eagle, the Schoharie News, the Cobleskill Herald, the Windham Weekly, the Catskills Chronicle, and the Tri-County News. The newspaper is available Friday mornings at many retail establishments located within our service area. We mail our print newspaper to subscribers inside and outside our service area and enjoy a large and growing number of digital subscribers.
 
Recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of both traditional print and digital media, we've been developing a platform that integrates them in imaginative ways to expand community participation and implement business process efficiencies.
            
The combination of local print and universal digital provides maximum exposure and creates rich cross-media opportunities. Digitized print media is shared on social media platforms. Direct mail is used to invite readers to a website. QR codes are used to link print ads and coupons to digital exchanges where products and services may be purchased directly.
Print is a tactile experience. There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh newsprint as you leaf through the pages of a newspaper. It takes time and can be more deeply connected with. Readers of print tend to better retain knowledge they've acquired. Digital is excellent at rapidly disseminating timely information and allows people to quickly obtain a basic working knowledge of a subject and share it easily.
Our vision integrates new and legacy media with decentralized networks
The roadmap envisions greater integration with a broad range of remote interfaces, including the Stellar blockchain network. To this end, we've recently released our own token on the network. The USWN token is currently trading on the decentralized Stellar exchange and can be purchased using Stellar Lumens (XLM), the native cryptocurrency of the Stellar network. Our token is exchangeable for all of our print newspaper and electronic services.
 
We're in the process of drafting plans that expound upon our project vision and demonstrates our commitment to reaching concrete milestones on our development roadmap.
 
While only a draft which is still in the process of being actively authored and edited, we invite you to view our White Paper for a deeper understanding of our project.
 
If you have not done so already, please consider becoming a subscriber to our print newspaper.
 
Thank you very sincerely for your support.
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