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Change is in the air


By Darcy L. Fargo

Darcy Fargo

April 12, 2023

As the adage goes, “the only constant in life is change.”

Each edition of this newspaper is published with a volume and edition number (it’s at the top of page 1, if you’ve never noticed). Since we print 45 editions each year, the volume number increases after we’ve hit 45 editions. This edition of the North Country Catholic is our volume change. This edition is volume 78, edition number 1.

Admittedly, the volume/edition numbers don’t have any substantive impact on the content or creation of the paper.

Another change in the newspaper has had a bit more impact on our day-to-day operations. As of last week’s edition, we are officially using new graphic design software to assemble the paper. While we hoped the transition would be seamless enough that no one would notice, there are a few subtle but noticeable differences in the paper (places we used white font have been replaced with black, some of the fonts are slightly different).

Change isn’t always easy. We’re adjusting to the new software relatively quickly, but we ask that you bear with us and forgive any design errors. For example, I forgot to put paragraph indents on this column on our first test page a few weeks ago. It was something I didn’t have to do previously.  Other similar errors are likely.

It struck me as oddly appropriate that we were making this transition during this time of the year. I feel like what we’re celebrating now, the resurrection of our Lord, is celebrating the biggest change in the history of the universe.

We’re celebrating the fact that our Lord changed from dead to alive, and in doing so conquered sin and death. We’re celebrating the change from the old traditions to the new. We’re celebrating the chance at new life.

The staff, reporters, photographers and columnists of the North Country Catholic wish all of you a happy and blessed Easter.

Christ is risen!

While the only constant is change, this is the change for which I’m constantly grateful.

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