Two struggling Vermont newspapers, the Rutland Herald and Times Argus, have been sold to a Maine-based publishing company. There had been reports that The Herald was having problems paying employees, causing some to stage a walk-out .
The Herald’s longtime editor, Alan Keays, was fired when he ran a story on the labor trouble in the paper.
Prior to that, in June, the publisher announced they would cut back from seven to three days a week in their print editions.
The new owners are “Maine-based entrepreneur Reade Brower and printing and marketing executive Chip Harris.” Harris has a local connection, having founded the Upper Valley Press Inc. in North Haverhill, NH.
And by all means take notice of the link to the article: http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20160811/THISJUSTIN/160819917/0/OBITUARIES
Check the last bit in it…someone at The Rutland Herald is maintaining a sense of humor.