Effective next week, the single-copy price of the Cabot Star-Herald is increasing to $0.75. The Star-Herald hasn’t had a single-copy increase in several years.

"Increases in the cost of labor, raw materials and transportation — basically the cost of doing business — are the culprits," according to Publisher, Byron Tate. "Our goal is to provide the very best local news coverage and to make it as affordable as possible for our readers. Although we are announcing a single-copy rate increase, we feel strongly that the Cabot Star-Herald is still one of the best bargains around."

Many newspapers across the country are already priced at $0.75 or more.

The rate increase will be put into effect on May 8, in all news rack and in-store locations.