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A blog reader commented the other day that he liked the Town Talk in the Advocate.

I had to ask Publisher John Roberts about this feature, which he said predated me by about 30 years here. Town Talk was a regular column in the 1970s that listed lots of local names, he said.

We're emphasizing local news more than ever these days, so we figured we ought to bring back Town Talk for the 21s century. Regularly on A2, we'll pick out a local person to spotlight.

Of course, we'll keep featuring local people and their accomplishments throughout the newspaper, particularly in our features section. Town Talk will be one way to give added prominence to the people who make our community special.

Let us know how you like this new feature. And many thanks to the Web reader who prompted it.