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.