I have known for a while that this was to happen and I am not looking forward to it. The free newpaper has not been delivered to where I live for years so I have no idea how I will find out the local news and local houses for sale.
I guess the free papers have just been too successful, leading to the loss of the paid-for versions. Could you contact the publishers of the free paper and ask for it to be delivered in your area? They probably think it is .... I often see piles of newspapers dumped, I assume, by the delivery person.