The day when every household had a guaranteed daily delivery of news, sports and entertainment via the local or national news rag are just about over. Our local has been greatly diminished over time and has just recently introduced us to the novel idea that news need only come by the house but three times a week. I'm OK with that since I prefer to get my news from the vast pool of current and relevant information on the web and cannot abide what the Associated Press in America has done to our news here. We're thinking of letting the subscription lapse.
This does mean though that I'm going to have to actually buy drop cloths when I paint the house.