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                         Consent Decree


                        I.  Introduction

1.   This Consent  Decree  is  entered into  by  the  Enforcement 
Bureau of the  Federal Communications  Commission ("Bureau")  and 
Community News, LLC.

                           II.  Background

2.   Community News, LLC is a Massachusetts-based  communications 
company.  Currently,  Community  News,  LLC owns  more  than  100 
newspapers in the New England area.
 
3.   On  March  31,  1995,  Community  Newspapers  Company,  Inc. 
purchased  fourteen   Boston-area   newspapers,   including   the 
Metrowest Daily News (formerly, the Middlesex News), from  Harte-
Hanks Communications,  Inc.  As  a  result  of  the  transaction, 
Community Newspapers,  Inc.  acquired  control  of   land  mobile 
station WZW861 used  by the Metrowest  Daily News to  communicate 
with newspaper delivery trucks  and delivery personnel.  Pursuant 
to Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as  amended, 
47  U.S.C.    310(d),  the  parties  were  required  to   obtain 
Commission consent to the substantial transfer of control of  the 
station prior to consummating the transaction.  They failed to do 
so.

4.   Thereafter,  on  December  31,  1999,  Community  Newspapers 
Company, Inc. transferred  all of its  assets to Community  News, 
LLC,  in  connection   with  a   reorganization.   Although   the 
reorganization effectuated a pro forma transfer of control of the 
WZW861 license, the  parties did not  request Commission  consent 
prior  to   consummating  the   transaction,  contrary   to   the 
requirements of Section 310(d) of the Act. 

5.   On  or  about  November   15,  2000,  Community  News,   LLC 
discovered the two unauthorized  transactions in connection  with 
its  due  diligence   review  in  preparation   for  a  sale   of 
substantially all of the assets of Community News, LLC to  Herald 
Media, Inc. Thereafter, Community News,  LLC applied for and  was 
granted Special  Temporary  Authority  to  operate  the  station. 
Community News LLC also has filed appropriate applications which, 
when granted, will  result ultimately  in the  assignment of  the 
WZW861 license to Herald Media, Inc.  Following the assignment to 
Herald Media, Inc., Community News,  LLC will no longer hold  any 
Commission authorizations. 
      
                        III.  Definitions

6.   For the  purposes  of  this Consent  Decree,  the  following 
definitions shall apply:

(a)  "Commission" means the Federal Communications Commission.

(b)  "Bureau" means the Commission's Enforcement Bureau.

     (c)  "Order" means  the  order  of  the  Enforcement  Bureau 
          adopting this Consent Decree.

     (d)  "Final Order" means the Order that is no longer subject 
          to administrative or judicial reconsideration,  review, 
          appeal, or stay.

     (e)  ``Act''  means  the  Communications  Act  of  1934,  as 
          amended, Title 47 of the United States Code.  

                         IV.  Agreement

7.   Community News, LLC agrees that the Bureau has  jurisdiction 
over the  matters  contained  in  this  Consent  Decree  and  the 
authority to enter into and adopt this Consent Decree.

8.   The Bureau and Community News,  LLC agree that this  Consent 
Decree does not constitute an  adjudication on the merits or  any 
finding on the facts or law  regarding any violations of the  Act 
or the Commission's rules committed by Community News, LLC.
      
9.   Community News, LLC  agrees that it  shall make a  voluntary 
contribution to  the  United States  Treasury  in the  amount  of 
$7,500 within  10 calendar  days after  the Bureau  releases  the 
Order adopting this Consent Decree. 

10.  In  express  reliance  upon  the  representations  contained 
herein, the Bureau agrees to terminate its investigation into the 
matters discussed in paragraphs 3 - 5, above. 

11.  The Bureau  agrees  not  to institute  any  new  proceeding, 
formal or informal, of any  kind against Community News, LLC  for 
apparent violations of Section 310(d) of the Act arising from the 
matters discussed in paragraphs 3 - 5, above. 

12.  In the  event  that Community  News,  LLC is  found  by  the 
Commission or  its  delegated  authority to  have  engaged  in  a 
violation of Section 310(d) of the Act subsequent to the  release 
of the Order  adopting this Consent  Decree, Community News,  LLC 
agrees that the conduct described in paragraphs 3 -5, above,  may 
be considered by  the Commission  or its  delegated authority  in 
determining an appropriate sanction. 

13.  Community News, LLC waives any and all rights it may have to 
seek administrative or  judicial reconsideration, review,  appeal 
or stay, or  to otherwise  challenge or contest  the validity  of 
this Consent Decree and the  Order adopting this Consent  Decree, 
provided the  Order is  limited to  adopting the  Consent  Decree 
without change, addition, or modification.

14.  Community  News,  LLC   and  the  Bureau   agree  that   the 
effectiveness of this Consent Decree is expressly contingent upon 
issuance of  the Order,  provided the  Order adopts  the  Consent 
Decree without change, addition, or modification. 

15.  Community News, LLC and the  Bureau agree that in the  event 
that this  Consent Decree  is rendered  invalid by  any court  of 
competent jurisdiction, it shall become null and void and may not 
be used in any manner in any legal proceeding.

16.  Community News, LLC and the  Bureau agree that if  Community 
News, LLC; the Commission; or the United States acting on  behalf 
of the Commission, brings a judicial action to enforce the  terms 
of the  Order adopting  this  Consent Decree,  neither  Community 
News, LLC nor the  Commission shall contest  the validity of  the 
Consent  Decree  or  Order,  and  Community  News,  LLC  and  the 
Commission shall waive  any statutory  right to a  trial de  novo 
with respect  to  any  matter  upon  which  the  Order  is  based 
(provided in each case that the Order is limited to adopting  the 
Consent Decree without 




     change, addition, or modification),  and shall consent to  a 
judgment incorporating the terms of this Consent Decree.

17.  Community News,  LLC  agrees  to waive  any  claims  it  may 
otherwise have under  the Equal  Access to Justice  Act, Title  5 
U.S.C.  504  and 47 C.F. R.   1.1501 et  seq., relating to  the 
matters discussed in paragraphs 3 -5, above.

18.  Community News, LLC agrees that  any violation of the  Order 
adopting  this  Consent  Decree   shall  constitute  a   separate 
violation  and  subject  Community   News,  LLC  to   appropriate 
administrative sanctions.

19.  Community News, LLC and the Bureau agree to be bound by  the 
terms and conditions stated herein.

20.  Community News, LLC and the  Bureau agree that this  Consent 
Decree may be signed in counterparts.



ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 


By:  ____________________                    __________     
     David H. Solomon                        Date
     Chief




COMMUNITY NEWS, LLC  


By:  ____________________                    ___________
     Kirk Davis                              Date
     President and Chief Operating Officer