I don't have any firsthand information yet, but I understand that unless the Journal Register Co. sells The Bristol Press and The New Britain Herald by Jan. 12, it will close both papers.
That means that the guy who thinks I'm a jerk who should be fired will essentially get his wish.
Like anyone who's looking at the prospect of losing his job -- compounded, of course, by my wife, reporter Jackie Majerus, also losing hers at the same time -- it's scary to contemplate finding a new position in a crummy economy. But it looks like that is quite likely going to be a necessity.
I don't know what it would cost to buy the Press, but if anyone has any thoughts about it, I'd be glad to talk with them.
And, of course, if anyone knows where we might keep getting a paycheck, I'd love to hear from you. Let's use my home email now, for obvious reasons: email@example.com.
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