To our readers:
Newspaper Web sites around the country have begun charging readers to access their sites during the last couple of years.
Beginning today, The Merced Sun-Star will do so as well, launching a new subscription package for access to digital news.
Reporters deliver breaking news throughout the 24-hour news cycle at www.mercedsunstar.com, whether new stories or developments on continuing issues.
The site offers video, photo galleries and databases not available in print, as well as the opportunity for readers to weigh in on civic affairs through online comments.
Along with our Web site, our digital products include the e-Edition replica of the printed newspaper, available on devices such as computers and tablets, as well as various smart phone applications.
Print subscribers will continue to have free digital access until their current subscription renews, at which time a modest modification to the rate will be applied.
Regular digital readers those who do not already subscribe to the print edition will be required to pay for continued access to our digital products; introductory pricing for our digital-only access begins at 99 cents per month.
Both print and digital customers will get full access to the Sun-Star's digital products as well as those of The Modesto Bee at www.modbee.com.
Go to www.mercedsunstar.com/plus to check subscription packages and pricing.
To inquire about your account, please call (209) 385-2403.
David W. Hill, managing editor, Merced Sun-Star