Wednesday’s Item was not delivered to most subscribers and stores because the truck containing the papers was involved in an accident in Waltham.

A note to readers

The Item’s production process can be somewhat complicated. Our news staff writes and edits the stories, and our graphic designers lay out the papers, and then send the pages, via a file transfer protocol (FTP) server, to a printing plant in Auburn.

Once the papers come off the press, they are loaded onto a truck and driven here for distribution. One minor hiccup can mean that distribution is delayed — meaning our paper may not get to you at the time you’re accustomed to seeing it.

What occurred Wednesday was more than minor. It was pretty significant. The driver delivering the papers got in an accident in Waltham, and he was taken to the hospital. Thankfully, his injuries were not life-threate…

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