The Washington Post confirmed that it’s shuttered the Frederick, Md., facility that produces the Frederick and Mount Airy editions of The Gazette, according to The Frederick News-Post.
The neighboring News-Post reported that 18 full-time and 12 part-time employees were laid off as a result of the closure, and that the two editions of The Gazette will no longer be produced at all.
“This was a very difficult decision that became necessary due to changes in the market conditions in Frederick,” Karen Acton, CEO of Post-Newsweek Media, said in a statement.
The Gazette opened the Frederick office in October 1996, and according to its website, the facility circulated 70,000 papers throughout the county in its infancy. The Gazette has published weekly newspapers in the Maryland suburbs since 1959.