Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Journal Register to close two local papers

The Hartford Courant published a story this morning that the Journal Register Company is closing the New Britain Herald and the Bristol Press. The Middletown Press apparently remains viable as a "profitable" paper.

New Britain has a community newsblog, which will have to take up the slack in reporting municipal and community news.

Bristol too has a newsblog which reported on the closings yesterday. Ironically, Bristol is the home of the largest sports news and information network in the world, but it won't have a daily paper.

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