December 18, 2008

Meeting about the fate of Press and Herald on Friday

A group of state lawmakers and state development leaders is slated to meet at 11:30 p.m. in the legislative office building in Hartford on Friday to talk about how the state might help a new owner take over The Bristol Press, the New Britain Herald and 11 weeklies threatened with closure by mid-January.
The first session, two weeks ago, was said by participants to have been fruitful. It is not clear what's been done in the days since.
There are at least a couple of potential buyers talking to the Pennsylvania-based Journal Register Co. and its broker about purchasing the papers, according to several sources in the community. But whether they'll reach a deal that can prevent the papers' closure is unclear.
The JRC is in dire financial shape. It also owns the New Haven Register, the Register-Citizen in Torrington, the Middletown Press, Connecticut magazine and a number of weeklies that are not slated to shut down soon.

Update at 9:30 p.m., Thursday -- The meeting is cancelled, mostly because of the possibility of snow Friday.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the snow comming is a sign?????

Anonymous said...

Zero comments.

Zero.

Where is your outrage that your chronicle of life is going to disappear?

Do you no longer CARE about your town? Your city? Your state? Its people?

For shame. PONY UP SOME MONEY and buy it for yourselves!

Doug said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for a good outcome, Steve. Meantime excellent work building the blog and getting yourself rolling.