Sunday, December 6, 2009

Journal Register Launches Weeklies To Compete With Valley Press

Shortly after Journal Register Co. shut down three weekly newspapers in the Farmington Valley late last year, former employee Melissa Marinan began publishing her own.

The Valley Press printed its first issue this February, the same month that Journal Register filed for bankruptcy protection. Ever since, The Press has been reporting on boards of education, public libraries, pumpkin fairs, high school sports and other local affairs in Avon, Burlington, Canton, Farmington and Simsbury.

Now out of bankruptcy, Journal Register has apparently had second thoughts about abandoning affluent Avon, Simsbury and Canton.

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