The Gannett-owned MetroWest Daily News and Milford Daily News announced today they are halting publication of their Saturday print editions on March 5.
Subscribers will be able to sign up for a "a full digital replica" of what the newspaper would have looked like had it still been printed that day. The papers say this actually brings some advantages, like the ability to increase the size of fonts. Also, subscribers will be able to download any digital replicas from the entire USA Today network - as well as USA Today's crossword puzzle.
The papers say the move is in response to "continued rapid shifts toward digital news consumption." Last month, Gannett, formerly known as GateHouse completely shut what was left of its weekly paper serving West Roxbury, Roslindale, Allston and Brighton.