Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Riding to the Rescue

Go, Michael and his smart friends. Schroeder's an old pal from Newsday days. Anyone who can save a couple of newspapers in this day and age is more than OK in my book. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens.

Connecticut has a lot of newspapers that have been around for a long time, and a history of wanting their papers to be locally controlled and focused. While they won't be locally owned, at least it won't be like having the Beach Boys come in from Los Angeles, as they did at The Hartford Courant years ago, followed by the Chicagoland people in this decade.

Deal in works for central Connecticut papers

Herald staff

NEW BRITAIN — With less than two weeks before staff at The Herald and The Bristol Press were scheduled to cover their keyboards and lock the doors for the final time, a last-minute buyer has appeared to save the newspapers.

Publisher Edward Gunderson announced Tuesday that Michael E. Schroeder, owner of Central Connecticut Communications, has entered into a letter of intent to buy the two daily papers. The sale, which should be complete within two weeks, includes three area weeklies: the Wethersfield Post, the Newington Town Crier and the Rocky Hill Post.

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