The Citizen (Auburn, New York) will outsource production of its printed publications starting April 9, the paper reported.

Lee Enterprises owns the paper.

The Daily Messenger in Canandaigua, a GateHouse paper, will print The Citizen.

The paper has operated its own press and packaging facility, but a “combination of maintenance issues and staffing shortages brought about the decision to shift production to an outside company,” the paper said.

The move will mean the loss of three part-time positions and one full-time position in The Citizen production department. Those workers are getting severance packages.

"We are deeply indebted to our co-workers who had many years’ service, but due to reliability and staffing concerns, this was our only option," said Thomas Salvo, the Citizen's interim publisher.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.