According to a note posted this afternoon on the Press Herald's Web site, there will no longer be online comments for any stories.
This does not appear to be the case for owner/editor/publisher Richard Connor's other newspaper holding, the Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania) Times-Leader, which as of 5:30 this afternoon still allowed comments on every story I checked.
Connor describes posting on the Press Herald's site as "vile, crude, insensitive, and vicious," as well as "hurtful and vulgar." He suggests he might reopen commenting that would involve "making contributors accountable in some way for what they say."
What will the Press Herald site's trolls do now?