For weeks, the owner of The Bristol Press, the Pennsylvania-based Journal Register Co., has been shuttering papers.
Today, for the first time since the wave of closures began in early November, there's word that the JRC has sold one of its papers.
The Hershey Chronicle, a weekly, is going to be sold to a cross-town competitor, according to a story on the PennLive.com website run by The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa.
Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean the Chronicle will survive, but it is the first tangible evidence of the company actually selling one of the papers it has threatened to close. That's a good sign for Bristol, which must be sold by mid-January or it will cease publication after 137 years.*******
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