Voice of the Hill Ceases Publication

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Last night, the word came first via tweet, and then via story: Voice of the Hill has stopped operation.  A community paper that began its life as a website, the print monthly cited rising costs and declining revenue.  The paper lost their founder, Bruce Robey, just a few months ago to a heart attack.  Losing the Voice is particularly difficult in a town whose paper of record is a national news organization and not a more local body.

The Post’s Marc Fisher penned an obituary for the paper, and our friends at The Hill Is Home and DCist have noted their departure. This is a big gap in the world of the hyperlocal, and we hope that there will rise from its ashes, as we’ve seen elsewhere, a dedicated publication to match its departure.

Godspeed, Voice.

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