Warwick has Two Weekly Newspapers as of 1885

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The beautiful Village of Warwick, the Queen Village of New York State, has two well established, ably edited, well-printed, and influential weekly newspapers which reflect, with no exaggeration, the sentiment and conditions of the Warwick Valley. So said the HISTORY OF ORANGE COUNTY in 1908.

The third paper to make its appearance in Warwick was THE WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH, which has been a success from its start. It was established in June of 1885 by George F. Ketchum, who had been its fearless editor and publisher. The paper has been a leader in all efforts to secure improvements for the village and the valley, especially for increased water supply, fine streets and roads, and the development of Warwick as a summer resort.

Since 1889 it has been comfortably housed in a brick structure known as the Dispatch Building, which was erected o Main Street by Thomas Burt, and is equipped with modern presses and a Simplex typesetting machine.