BOSTON(AP) — The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald say they are negotiating a plan under which the Globe would print and distribute some editions of its tabloid rival.

Globe spokesman Bob Powers said Wednesday that no agreement has been signed, but under the proposal the Herald would pay the Globe to print and deliver the newspaper in theBostonarea.

A Herald statement says the newspaper must take steps to reduce its operating expenses.

The proposal calls for the Globe to print and distribute Sunday through Thursday city editions of the Herald, and all Saturday editions. Other editions would be published at the Dow Jones & Co. plant in Chicopee in western Massachusetts.

The newspapers’ editorial departments would remain independent.

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