Those interested in buying The Bristol Press -- and there apparently are at least a couple of prospects -- have been told they need to submit by Friday a letter of intent to purchase the paper.
From among those interested, the newspaper broker dealing with the sale will apparently pick one soon to engage in negotiations.
I don't know who's in the mix or what plans they may have for the paper.
But I suppose it's encouraging that we're not looking at a completely blank slate.
The paper's owner, the Journal Register Co., has said it will close the Press, New Britain Herald and 11 Central Connecticut weeklies about Jan. 12 if no buyers emerge.
I don't have any idea, by the way, about the interest anyone might have in the Herald or the weeklies. But it's certainly possible at least one buyer might be eyeing the entire group.
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