The Philadelphia Daily News reports today that the Journal Register Co. gathered the employees of three longtime weeklies the company owns in the suburbs to tell them to clear out. They had no warning and no chance even to put out a final issue.
I'm sure the only reason we heard anything in Bristol before Jan. 12 is that a federal law required them to provide 60 days' notice before shutting down the 13 targeted Central Connecticut papers.
But it may well be that having those 60 days provided the time for a buyer to step in. I hope so.
Now I'm going to go crawl back into bed and see if I can kick this damn awful cold.*******
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