The Voice of the Hill, a much-loved print newspaper dedicated to covering the Capitol Hill neighborhood, is ceasing operations. This is a huge loss to the community and we wish our friends there the best.
A final post on their website reads:
It is with great regret that the Voice of the Hill must announce the closure of our publication. Covering Capitol Hill’s neighborhoods at the level of excellence that our readers expect and deserve comes at a substantial cost. Due to the recession, advertising dollars from community businesses are not sufficient to support a high quality, home-delivered community newspaper.
We think the Hill is a fabulous place for a community newspaper such as the Voice, and we have cherished our years serving your community. We appreciate that our efforts have been recognized by both area business and civic groups as well as by many individual residents.
The Voice began life as a Web site, soon evolving into a monthly newspaper. Founder Bruce Robey sold the publication to The Current Newspapers in 2006.
We have been happy to participate in Hill activities and donate our time and our newspaper’s space to great causes. We will continue to reach out to the Hill community as we concentrate our efforts on our weekly papers serving the Northwest areas of Washington.
We hope, in the not too distant future, to be able to serve you again.