It's a time of transition for the Press & Sun-Bulletin and its readers as the newspaper has produced its final Saturday print edition.

The newspaper in January announced plans to drop the Saturday print edition as the industry continues to move toward online access.

Although circulation for the print newspaper has plummeted in recent years, several thousand people continue to pay for home delivery.

Subscribers will continue to have access to the Press & Sun-Bulletin Saturday e-Edition on the paper's digital platform pressconnects.com.

A note to readers in the Press & Sun-Bulletin on March 5, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A note to readers in the Press & Sun-Bulletin on March 5, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The first Saturday edition of The Binghamton Press was printed on the afternoon of April 16, 1904. It featured a banner headline: RUSSIA LOSES TWO SHIPS. A report from London indicated Japanese forces had blown up two Russian vessels.

For decades, the Saturday Press was published as an afternoon paper. Eventually, the Saturday paper was converted to a morning edition.

In recent years, the Press & Sun-Bulletin has been printed at Gannett's Canal Ponds production facility in the town of Greece, near Rochester. Print deadlines were adjusted when the company's printing plant in Johnson City was closed in 2018.

Part of a custom-built German printing press outside the former Johnson City Gannett plant on March 21, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Part of a custom-built German printing press outside the former Johnson City Gannett plant on March 21, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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136 Gannett newspapers are dropping their Saturday print editions. Many of the company's larger papers will continue printing on Saturdays for the time being.

Newspaper executives don't know exactly when the print era will end but they say it's coming, as more people opt to get their information on phones, tablets and computer screens.

FLASHBACK: A Press & Sun-Bulletin vending machine in downtown Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
FLASHBACK: A Press & Sun-Bulletin vending machine in downtown Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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