City historian Bob Montgomery just told us that 25 years ago today, the Barnes family announced it was selling The Bristol Press. That's a sad day in Bristol history.
Though corporate owners did right by the paper at first, it went into a free fall after the 1994 purchase of the then-thriving daily by a company I don't want to name or remember. Thank God we're done with them, after Mike Schroeder bought us a year ago.
Though this remains a perilous time for any newspaper, at least we're still alive and still have hope that the world ahead still has room for this little paper's coverage of the town it has served since 1871.
Even so, I miss Bart Barnes.
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