By Jim Alexander | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: January 7, 2019 at 10:48 am | UPDATED: January 7, 2019 at 10:48 am It must be nice. To live, or to be from, the cluster of Northeastern states that revolve around the Boston orbit is to partake of a certain smugness when it comes to professional sports. Who’s to say that there aren’t New Englanders who have “duck boat parade” already entered in their personal calendars, regardless of the sport. Boston and vicinity have had 11 championship celebrations in the 21st century, five by the Patriots, four by the Red Sox – the Dodgers and their fans were on the business end of the last one – and one each by the Celtics (which the Lakers reversed two years later) and the Bruins. And now SoCal is faced with that menace again this week. The Chargers, who will never remind you of championships until they actually win one, face the Patriots Sunday at Foxborough in an AFC semifinal, and … [Read more...] about Alexander: Aren’t we tired of New England yet?
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NATICK -- The Republican and Sunday Republican were honored this week as the best Sunday newspaper in New England and a distinguished weekday newspaper by the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The Republican also received a Publick Occurences Award for its coverage of the arrest of Gary Schara last September for the 1992 slaying of Lisa Ziegert in Agawam. The honors were awarded at the fall conference of the regional news association at the Crowne Plaza in Natick. Also recognized at the event was Wayne E. Phaneuf, executive editor of The Republican and Sunday Republican, who was presented with the Yankee Quill Award, the highest individual honor bestowed on journalists in New England. Phaneuf, whose career spans 49 years with The Republican and its predecessor publications, was among five honorees who were recognized. Established in the 1960s and presented by the New England Academy of Journalists, the Yankee Quill "recognizes the lifetime achievement of those who have had a … [Read more...] about The Republican named best Sunday newspaper in New England
NATICK, Mass. — The Sun Journal received two New England journalism awards Thursday, honoring both the daily and Sunday newspapers. The New England Newspaper & Press Association named the Lewiston newspapers as “distinguished” in their circulation class for 2018 during its annual New England Newspaper Conference. In addition to the Lewiston daily, The Day in New London, Connecticut, was named a distinguished newspaper. The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was named newspaper of the year. In the Sunday newspaper category, in addition to the Sun Journal, The Eagle Tribune in North Andover, Massachusetts, earned distinguished recognition and The Berkshire Eagle was named newspaper of the year. The only other newspaper in Maine honored in the NENPA contest was The Ellsworth American, which was named a distinguished newspaper in the weekly community newspaper category. NENPA is a professional trade organization that represents 450 daily, weekly and … [Read more...] about Sun Journal recognized by New England newspaper group
The Portland Press Herald and the University of New England are co-sponsoring a gubernatorial debate on Oct. 10 in Portland. All four candidates have agreed to participate in the debate, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in UNE’s Innovation Hall at 772 Stevens Avenue, formerly the National Guard Armory.“This debate will help voters learn how these candidates would approach the critical issues facing our state,” said Cliff Schechtman, executive editor of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Press Herald Business Editor Carol Coultas will moderate the debate, with columnist Bill Nemitz and Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich as panelists. Website Editor Katherine Lee will field questions from the online audience. After a welcome from UNE President James Herbert, the candidates will provide opening and closing statements, and field questions from the panelists for approximately 75 minutes. The event at the 900-person venue is invitation only, with … [Read more...] about Press Herald, University of New England to host gubernatorial debate
GateHouse Media has offered buyouts to employees at newspapers it owns across New England, citing a desire to cut costs. "Strategic expense reduction, along with revenue growth, is our path to sustaining quality, local journalism. While revenue trends are improving, our company is not yet in revenue growth mode and we must continue to manage expense," GateHouse Media Regional Vice President Peter Meyer wrote in an email to GateHouse staffers. "Today, we are announcing a voluntary separation program for eligible colleagues in [GateHouse New England.]" Expense reductions are needed to "properly align costs with revenues," Meyer wrote in an internal memo to employees obtained by MassLive. MassLive has reached out to Meyer for comment. The buyout package offers seniority-based severance pay to staffers who apply to take the deal and have their buyouts accepted by the company. Employees will receive six days of severance pay for each year of employment, with a minimum of six … [Read more...] about GateHouse offers buyouts to newspaper employees across New England