This week's Westmeath Independent is now on the shelves and features the best local news, sports, features and photography coverage.
Our stories include:
* Drumraney's Ruairi speaks of his recovery from a brain haemorrhage
* Concern over Christmas water supply in Athlone after 12 outages since November
* 'Hugely positive' feedback to revamped Church Street
* Bishop of Elphin issues call to resist abortion laws
* Decision looming on Irish Water's Lough Ree extraction plan
* Local Muslim community gathering to celebrate birth of Prophet Muhammad
* Frustration for local man Kenny Tynan as State refuses to pay his medicinal cannabis costs
* 'Junior Mayors' from local schools honoured at Athlone event
* Athlone tenor sings in New York's Carnegie Hall
* A local lifeline: John Brennan tells us how Moate Men's Shed provided "a lifeline" for him after the death of his beloved wife Vera.
* PHOTO SPECIALS: Moate, Athlone and Monksland Christmas Markets; Launch of new Sheraton bar and bistro.
* Henshaw faces battle to make start of Six Nations campaign
* Cooney happy with his first outing as Westmeath manager
* St Brigid's appoint new management team
All this and more is in this week's paper, which is out now. A digital copy can be purchased through the 'ePaper' link towards the top of this page.