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Ryan Blessing - News reporter

Cameron Merritt - News reporter

Michael Derr - Staff photographer

Classified Department, Accounting Department, Pre-Press Department

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Sales & Advertising

Carol Palmer
Advertising Consultant
Call or text: 401.440.2610

Steve Maciel
Advertising Consultant
Call or text: 401.368.1325

Display Ad Deadlines
Display advertising must be reserved by 3:00 p.m. the Friday before publication. If layout, photography or copy service is required, additional time may be needed to ensure these services. Special pages, sections or editions will be assigned specific deadlines.

Published. The Independent is published weekly on Thursday. 

Classified Deadlines

• Classified ads accepted until 2:00pm on Friday for Thursday edition.
• Classifieds ads copy due by Monday at 11am prior to publication date.
• Cancellations accepted up to the same time as new insertions.
• Blind Ad Box charge $10.00. Mailed replies $5.00 additional.

Online Poll

Do you think your local town should do more to help renters?

With a red-hot housing market keeping the prices of real estate transactions sky high, and available inventory getting scooped up almost immediately, there’s never been a better time to sell your home in South County. But, with that, many local families who rent their homes are finding themselves on the dark side of the sunny home-selling boom. This week, the Independent spoke to many local renters who are either struggling to find housing locally or struggling to afford the rates rental properties are currently getting in the area. With that in mind, do you believe your local town should do more to help renters in the community? Let us know in this week’s poll question below.

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