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Classified advertising

The Deadline is noon on Friday to submit an ad, cancel an ad, or change an ad for that next week’s issue.

Commercial Classified Ads

Commercial classified ads are for for-profit businesses such as landlords, real estate agents, brokers, and other commercial enterprises. Commercial ads other than Jobs/ Help Wanted ads and Adult Services ads appear both in print and on the Reader Web site.



$35 for 25 words plus $1 per word thereafter.

Adult Services ads

$50 for 25 words plus $3 per word thereafter. Adult services are print only; they do not appear online.

Private party ads, non-commercial

$20 per ad up to 30 words. $1 per word after.

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