Monday, October 26, 2009

New owner revives closed New Hampshire paper

In July we reported on the sudden demise of The Eagle Times in Claremont, N.H., after its owner filed for bankruptcy, citing the economy and changes in the newspaper industry. Now the paper is publishing again under new owners, Pennsylvania-based Sample News Group. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge J. Michael Deasy tentatively approved the sale during a hearing in Manchester in September, The Associated Press reports. (Encarta map)

The newspaper returned to newsstands Oct. 12 after a three-month hiatus, but its Web site is still not operational. When former publisher Harvey Hill filed for bankruptcy he laid off 62 full-time employees; Sample has rehired around 20. Sample adds the 7,800-circulation newspaper to its current newspapers in Maine, Pennsylvania and New York. (Read more)

1 comment:

Howard Owens said...

Sample doesn't not seem to take the Web seriously. Don't expect a site.