We heard from Publisher Mike Schroeder a couple of hours ago that our paper's executive editor, Marc Levy, is no longer with the company. I hope this will help with efforts to transform The Bristol Press.
The editor of The Bristol Press itself, Bill Sarno, remains on the job, fortunately.
Schroeder said we'd likely hear on Friday about Levy's successor.
What does it mean for readers? We'll find out in the days and weeks ahead, of course, but I'm pretty sure that any change will bring less of a New Britain focus to the pages of the Press.
We've had a long run now of executive editors in New Britain who didn't know much of anything about Bristol. They don't really need to know much, when you come right down to it, as long as they recognize their limitations. Regrettably, that hasn't usually been the case.
As for me, I look on this as yet another opportunity to strengthen the Press and push it toward the new day that our newspaper box cards are promising everyone. Let's hope that new day proves bright and sunny.
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