The PATRIOT and Free Press, serving Cuba and Allegany County NY since 1862, is taking a break.

This 162-year-old newspaper has witnessed many changes and The PATRIOT has been there to report what’s happening. How we communicate with each other has also changed. Every new way to spread “the news” has required its predecessor to make adjustments in order to survive and serve its community. So it is with your PATRIOT. 

To succeed and continue its long life in small town community journalism,

The PATRIOT is seeking a new owner

 and, due to retirement, has been doing so for two years. What’s needed is a special person, team or group with the means and will to take on this honor and responsibility to the community and continue this legacy in their own way.

During the summer, the office will be closed to the public.

We will be spending the summer continuing our search for new ownership, though we’ll continue to take care of business matters.  We will also pause, reflect, and respond to the changes that have taken place. 

After the summer, if we have not found a new owner, we will get back in touch with advertisers and subscribers.

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming the next owner of the Patriot is asked to email:

Please be patient – and thank you for missing us!