NEWS

New Bedford Standard Times to charge for Web site

Staff reports

The Standard Times will be the first daily newspaper in Massachusetts to charge for access to its Web site.

The newspaper has announced that it will charge readers up to $4.60 a week for a premium subscription that would include daily delivery of the paper and unlimited access to its South Coast Today site. Visitors who register without paying would be able to see up to 10 stories a month and those who do not register would be limited to three.

The change takes effect Jan. 12.

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