The Kingston Daily Freeman

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Title:
The Kingston Daily Freeman (31 December 1892 - 31 December 1959)
Also published as:
Rondout Daily Freeman (1871-1872)
Daily Freeman (1872-1878)
Daily Freeman(1969-Present)
Available online:
Aug 28, 1895 - Oct 17, 1895;
Jan 1, 1903 - Jan 1, 1913
(3037 issues)
Region:
Ulster
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Currently Published at:
Contributing Libraries:
Kingston Library
Ulster County Genealogical Society
LCCN:
sn85054405

The Rondout Daily Freeman made its first appearance on October 18, 1871, as a four-page, Monday-through-Saturday newspaper.

The newspaper changed its name from the Rondout Daily Freeman to the Kingston Daily Freeman, when the villages of Rondout and Kingston merged.

In 1891, Jay E. Klock, 25, became the newspaper's owner. It was under his guidance that the newspaper moved from what one historian called a small and insignificant paper to an institution respected and revered throughout the county and one of the most successful of all businesses.

Klock died in 1936, and his widow, Lucia, published the paper until 1966, when it was purchased by the noted television producers Mark Goodson and William Todman.

In October 1971, the newspaper began publication of a Sunday edition, ceasing its Saturday edition. In November 1974, it moved its headquarters for the first time in 63 years, taking over, renovating and expanding a former supermarket building in uptown Kingston. Simultaneously, the newspaper installed new, modern presses and computerized typesetting equipment.

In April 1987, in part to meet changing reading habits, and also to better facilitate newspaper delivery, the Daily Freeman became an A.M. or morning newspaper.

In 1998, the Daily Freeman was sold by the Goodson Newspaper Group to Journal Register Company. Within three months, it launched a Saturday edition, making it a seven-day-a-week publication for the first time in its history.

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1 Thursday, 1 April 1909
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2 Friday, 2 April 1909
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3 Saturday, 3 April 1909
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4 Sunday, 4 April 1909
5 Monday, 5 April 1909
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6 Tuesday, 6 April 1909
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7 Wednesday, 7 April 1909
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8 Thursday, 8 April 1909
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9 Friday, 9 April 1909
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10 Saturday, 10 April 1909
1 issue
11 Sunday, 11 April 1909
12 Monday, 12 April 1909
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13 Tuesday, 13 April 1909
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14 Wednesday, 14 April 1909
1 issue
15 Thursday, 15 April 1909
1 issue
16 Friday, 16 April 1909
1 issue
17 Saturday, 17 April 1909
1 issue
18 Sunday, 18 April 1909
19 Monday, 19 April 1909
1 issue
20 Tuesday, 20 April 1909
1 issue
21 Wednesday, 21 April 1909
1 issue
22 Thursday, 22 April 1909
1 issue
23 Friday, 23 April 1909
1 issue
24 Saturday, 24 April 1909
1 issue
25 Sunday, 25 April 1909
26 Monday, 26 April 1909
1 issue
27 Tuesday, 27 April 1909
1 issue
28 Wednesday, 28 April 1909
1 issue
29 Thursday, 29 April 1909
1 issue
30 Friday, 30 April 1909
1 issue