By Jo-Anne (Murphy) MacLean, Liz Malone and Helen Renouf
The citizens of Riverview owe much to Mr. Robert (Bob) W. Murphy, who established the Riverview Recorder in October 1953, and made it into an excellent publication long before his untimely death in 1976. His experience as a discerning journalist coupled with an abiding interest in this growing community made him an ideal editor and publisher.
Miss Ellie Gallant took over the Riverview Recorder after the tragic death of Mr. Murphy, and continued its operation for approximately two years. Then a publication from Kentville, Nova Scotia, took over from Miss Gallant, but its distance from Riverview made a difference and publication ceased within a year.
The Town of Riverview was without its own newspaper until March 1983 when the Riverview Gazette made its appearance. Sadly enough, it never really got off the ground, as by August of that year, publication ceased.
Two months later on October 25th, Riverview - This Week published its first edition. Since that date, Bob and Liz Malone have, by hard work and a good staff, made this newspaper a suitable successor to the Riverview Recorder.
Riverview - This Week is a credit to the Town.