Why doesn't Sun publish police arrest records & court reports?

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To The Daily Sun,

As an annual subscriber, is there any specific reason why police arrest records and district court reports for Lakes Region area towns aren't reported as in the Laconia Citizen, etc. since the information is easily and publicly available by directly contacting them? I would make for an interesting addition to the informed content of your publications along with the overwhelming abundance of impassioned Letters-To-The-Editor.

Bill Chase 


(Editor's note: There are a number of reasons, Bill, but by far the biggest is the lack of available space. We have built a successful business model that in no small part relies on controlling costs. We need to maintain a pretty rigid balance between advertising content and news content. The more pages we print, the more money we spend. Obviously, each reader would be willing to give up some elements of our total content package in return for more space for things they like to read. We strive to balance all those competing interests.)