Presses Stop at Connecticut Weekly Papers

Employees at more than five weekly newspapers owned by the Journal Register Co. have been told their papers have been shuttered.

Joyce Mletschnig, associate editor of the Pictorial Gazette, tells The Day of New London that employees at her newspaper, the Branford Review, Clinton Recorder, Main Street News, East Haven Advertiser and a handful of Elm City weeklies were informed at a Thursday staff meeting that it was their last day on the job.

A call was left seeking comment the Journal Register Co., based in Yardley, Penn.

The debt-heavy company, which owns the New Haven Register, announced last month it planned to close up to 13 newspapers it owns in Connecticut unless a buyer could be found.

Mletschnig says employees weren't surprised by the closures.

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