The Journal Inquirer has this story about the possible closure next week of as many as eight weeklies serving Farmington Valley and Central Connecticut towns. If they are shuttered -- and the Pennsylania-based Journal Register Co. that owns them hasn't hesitated to close other weeklies lately --about a dozen employees in Bristol would lose their jobs.
I hope there's a buyer out there for these papers, many of them crucial cogs in providing information to their communities. With a new owner, they could become far, far more important than they already are.
Three of the Imprint Newspaper weeklies -- the Wethersfield Post, Newington Town Crier, and Rocky Hill Post -- are included in the pending sale of The Bristol Press and The Herald of New Britain to newsman Mike Schroeder and his unidentified friend.
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