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2/05/09 Greenwich Citizen News Links

Everybody In To The Pool !

Beautiful new Byram pool in the wings for summer 2010

... of the present one that can only handle 40 swimmers at a time - during dips limited to 20 minutes. Conte, of the Greenwich firm Conte and Conte Landscape Architects, is the architect for the new pool. He also designed Greenwich Boy Scout Camp ...

Cos Cob natives open Joey B's Famous Chili Pub

... as they fondly refer to it, in April of last year. Joey B's has an intimate, retro-feel, with pictures of Greenwich past dotting the walls, the counter and stools resembling those of malt shops from days gone by. The diner's present site has long ...

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02/05/09 Have You Heard The New Helen Ready Song? "I Am Michelle Hear Me Roar" - Michelle McAbee becomes first female publisher of the Greenwich Time

Failed Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Finally Assigns A Reporter To Report On Changes At The Greenwich Time......

The Headlines:

Hearst Newspaper President Steven Swartz Comes To Stamford To Address Greenwich Time Employees

Michelle McAbee Retains Her Role As General Manager Of Brooks Community Newspapers While Becoming Publisher Of The Greenwich Time.

John "Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster Will Pursue Opportunities Outside Of Hearst Corporation

Thin Skinned Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Who Was Pulled Out Of Unemployment Last Month Was Totally Silent Today

NOW THIS IS COOL: Lincoln Millstein, Senior Vice President Of The Connecticut Newspaper Group To Focus On Digital Initiatives Like An iPhone And Kindle Book Reader Applications

The Quotes:

The company is committed to change and needs employee buy-in, ideas and support. "Everything has to be on the table," said Hearst Newspaper President Steven Swatz "It's been our goal to knit these four newspapers together, plus our six weekly newspapers,"

"I intend to be out in the community, getting to know everybody, both here and in Greenwich." said Michelle R. McAbee, the new publisher of The Advocate and Greenwich Time. "I really believe in a team atmosphere. I can guarantee you that we'll be successful as a team, and only as a team."

"Clearly, the challenges ahead are great," Mark E. Aldam as senior vice president of Hearst Newspapers said in Bridgeport, then telling the Stamford workers, "I believe that those challenges can be overcome." It will require, he added, innovation and collaboration across the properties."

The Story:

McAbee named as new publisher of Greenwich Time, Advocate

By Pam Dawkins
Staff writer
Posted: 02/05/2009 07:23:46 PM EST


Hearst Newspaper executives talked of hope -- for the industry as a whole and the Connecticut papers in particular -- Thursday while introducing staff members to two new local publishers and one group publisher.

"Today we have announcements about promotions and the future," Steven R. Swartz, president of Hearst Newspapers, said during comments in the Connecticut Post newsroom in Bridgeport, before addressing employees of The Advocate of Stamford and Greenwich Time.

The promotions are part of the company's "100 Days of Change" initiative announced in December, through which Hearst intends to retool its newspaper publishing business.

"We believe in newspapers," Swartz said in the Stamford newsroom. "We all believe that, as dark as these days are, we can come back."......

COMMENT:

Greenwich Roundup Congradulates Michelle McAbee On Her New Responsibilities And Wishes Her All The Best Durring This "100 Days of Change"

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2/5/09 Gotham Gal Reports On A New Business In Greenwich

New businesses

By Gotham Girl

Today I took a road trip with my friend up to Greenwich CT. She started a business as she found more time on her hands and the kids got older. The name of the company pretty much sums it up, the name is In Between Loading the Dishwasher.

I give her huge credit for coming up with the concept and executing on it. The first step is always the hardest. Although I am not involved with the business, per se, we are a good team because she is the creative force and I am really all about cost, execution and direction. So, she invited me along.

Her business is a card business. Cards at affordable prices that are clever, politically driven, pop-culture commentary and funny. Clean and crisp looking. They pop. Her cards will carried at Second Time Around retail stores. They have 13 stores throughout the Northeast. Right now they are in the Greenwich store. Hoping to set the price somewhere in the $3 range.

On the drive up, we called Register.com and registered the domain name, talked about how the cards should be priced, and how to grow the business methodically. I love this kind of stuff. My advice was basically to do one thing at a time, follow the path, don't do to many things at once, grow slowly. For instance, some of these cards would make fantastic note pads but wait until the site is launched, wait until you see how the stores start selling the cards, etc. I'm obviously really excited.

The website hasn't been built yet, but soon. That is the next step.

COMMENT:

But Gotham Girl Fails To Tell Us Who Is Making These Cards In Greenwich Or How To Order Them Locally.

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02/05/09 STANGE BUT TRUE: Hearst's News Limes Puts Up A Story About McAbee Replacing Dunster As Publisher Of The Greenwich Time, Then Takes It Down

Hearst names local publishers

NewsTimesLive.com

Posted: 02/05/2009 12:31:07 PM EST

Hearst Newspapers on Thursday named John J. DeAugustine as publisher of the Connecticut Post and Michelle R. McAbee as publisher of The Advocate of Stamford and Greenwich Time.

BUT IF YOU CLICK ON THE LINK YOU NOW GET A MESSAGE THAT SAYS......

"Thank you for visiting NewsTimes.com. We are sorry the article that you requested is no longer available."

Now When You Search The News Times Website For Articles Containing The Words Michelle McAbee You Get The Following Results....

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Now When You Search The News Times Website For Articles Containing The Words "Greenwich Time" You Get The Following Results....

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YOUR SEARCH:
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Connecticut Post publisher retires (57%)


02/03/2009

BRIDGEPORT -- After 43 years at the Connecticut Post, Robert H. Laska announced his retirement Tuesday from his position as publisher and president of the Hearst Corp. Connecticut Newspaper Group.

Laska said in a prepared statement he plans to spend more time with his family, especially his new granddaughter.

"I have been blessed to be part of the transformation of our industry from the days of 'hot type' to the world of computerization and now into the digital age," the statement said.

Laska began his career with the Post in 1966 and rose to be publisher in 1995. He piloted the newspaper through several ownership changes, including the most recent, in August 2008, when Hearst bought Connecticut Post, The News-Times in Danbury, The Advocate of Stamford, Greenwich Time, and the Brooks Community Newspapers.....

Why Did The News Times Of Danbury Take Down The News Times Article About Michelle R. McAbee as publisher of The Advocate of Stamford and Greenwich Time?

Are More Heads Going To Roll At Hearst Newspapers?

It Looks Like Their Is A Little Bit Of
Hearst Crporation Censorship
Up In Danbury
The Danbury News Times Story Was The 9th Most Emailed Story At The Newspaper Until It Was Pulled By The Editors.....

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Hearst names local publishers
Video and live blog recap: Rell's budget plan to slash jobs

THE PULLED HEARST NEWSPAPER STORY ABOUT THE GREENWICH TIME'S NEW PUBLISHER IS EVEN ON THE NEWS TIME RSS FEED PAGE, BUT THIS LINK IS ALSO DEAD.....

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 2:29:22 PM

NEW YORK -- Hearst Newspapers on Thursday named John J. DeAugustine as publisher of the Connecticut Post and Michelle R. McAbee as publisher of The Advocate of Stamford and Greenwich Time.
You Can Find The RSS Feed Here.....
You Can Read More About The Greenwich Time Soap Opera On These Links....

2/5/09 Greenwich Citizen Publisher Takes Over At The Greenwich Time: Will Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Survive The Next 100 Days?

02/05/09 NEW BLOGGER LOOKS TO EXPLOIT TURMOIL AT THE GREENWICH TIME: Blogger Asks Greenwich Roundup Readers To - Read this Blog

2/4/09 We hate To Say We Told So, But We Told You So: Hearst Newspapers Fired John "I Can't pick A Winning Team" Dunster


2/3/09 GREENWICH ROUNDUP NEWS TIP: Greenwich Time Publisher John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster Might Be Toast

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02/05/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed (Updated)

Greenwich Roundup Spans The Globe To Bring You The Latest News About Greenwich .....
Greenwich Congressman Jim Himes will be in Norwalk this week to celebrate President Barack Obama's approval of the children's federal health insurance bill.

Buffett cancels annual event with biographer .....

Warren Buffett peeved over The Snowball?
Pundit Review
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett worked closely with Alice Schroeder during the five years that she researched his life story, but the author says her relationship with the investor has cooled since the book's release last fall.

And Schroeder says Buffett told her last month that he would no longer attend a dinner she's hosted since 1998 on the eve of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s annual meeting in Omaha each spring.

"We've had very little contact since the book has been published. A few e-mails, and that's it," Schroeder said Wednesday in an interview from her home in Greenwich, Conn ......

The Bernie Madoff Client List Is Made Public
Time
... clarification on allowing his employees to file individually. It is known that feeder funds such as Fairfield Greenwich, Ascot Partners, and Chais Investments, which are listed in the court document, had thousands of individual investors who placed ...

This Weekend
The Wilton Bulletin
... The 92nd Bendheim Member Juried Exhibition will open Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Bendheim Art Gallery at 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich. A reception with the artists will take place Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. and the show, which has been ...

Nymex Gas Rises After Report of Larger-Than-Normal U.S. Inventory Decline
Bloomberg
... next week. a oeIt has been unbelievably cold in the Midwest,a said Tom Orr , research director at Weeden & Co. in Greenwich, Connecticut. a oeI dona t see a catalyst to take gas much higher.a Natural gas for March delivery rose 5.7 cents, or 1.2 ...

Will M'soft make its own smart phone?
EETimes
... that Microsoft is planning to launch a smartphone," wrote Rob Sandserson and Mark McKechnie of Broadpoint AmTech (Greenwich, Conn.). Not so fast, said Rick Doherty, principal of market watcher Envisioneering (Seaford, NY). "We expect a Windows ...

Grieving a child should not be an individual burden
Darien News-Review
... may feel lost, angry, guilty and deeply sad over the loss. Family Centers, with locations in Darien, Stamford and Greenwich, is the nonprofit umbrella organization for specific programs that aim to help these families and allow them an outlet for ...

Downturn sucks the luster off Valentine's Day....

Flash Is Out For Wealthy On Valentine's Day
The Post Chronicle
... parent Richemont posted a 12 percent drop in sales in the fourth quarter of 2008. In the hedge fund epicenter of Greenwich, Connecticut, buyers are looking at traditional white diamonds that are easier to match with clothes, said John Green, chief ...

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Sports

GHS cheerleaders ready to compete ......

Family Fun: Dinosaurs, Big Red Dog And Disney
Hartford Courant
... examining the process through which artists reconstruct the world of dinosaurs. The museum is at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. Members and children under 5 are free. For hours and a list of ...

ANALYSIS: A bitter pill for the public, but...
Times Online
... Many of the proposed bonuses wouldn't even go to British bankers. Many of GBM's workers are based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and financial centres around the globe. The bonus culture is seriously tarnished. It was the nature of bonuses - ...

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2/5/09 Greenwich Post News Links

Planners approve a 10-year strategy for town

Following 18 months of review, the town’s future involves establishing and changing current zoning regulations to better protect the community, providing an overall vision for the downtown area and improving traffic in town. Approved Tuesday night by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the plan incorporating these ideas and others, known as the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD), recommends an implementation committee be created within 90 days of its approval by the Representative Town Meeting (RTM).

McAbee named new publisher of Time

According to a press release from Hearst Newspapers, Michelle R. McAbee, currently general manager of the Hearst-owned Brooks Community Newspapers, will take on additional duties of publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and Greenwich Time. Brooks publishes the Greenwich Citizen, among other weeklies in Fairfield County.

Ham Ave students to move in this month

Anger turned to elation for the Hamilton Avenue School community Tuesday when Superintendent of Schools Betty Sternberg reversed course and announced students will be moving into the new school building this month.

Librarians die in car crash

Book and library blogs, and even networking sites across the Internet are abuzz this week with writers posting their thoughts about last Wednesday’s accident that killed Perrot Memorial Library Youth Services Director Kathleen Krasniewicz and its children’s storyteller, Kathryn McClelland.

Court may soon unseal Smith case

Greenwich Probate Judge David Hopper granted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the Post last week, pending a review by federal authorities. Judge Hopper decided to make public the bulk of the transcript of the probate hearing upholding Jennifer Hagel Smith’s $1-million settlement with Royal Caribbean International, after allowing the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) 60 days to review the records.

The Smith probate hearing, held last May, was closed to the press and public.

The Post had asked Judge Hopper to unseal the transcript on the probate appeal of Ms. Hagel Smith’s settlement, reached after her husband, 26-year-old George A. Smith IV of Greenwich, went missing on their 2005 honeymoon cruise. The settlement had been appealed by Mr. Smith’s parents, George III and Maureen. They challenged Ms. Hagel Smith’s out-of-court agreement so they could file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their son against Royal Caribbean. The Smiths are further appealing Judge Hopper’s upholding of the settlement in Stamford Superior Court.

At the FOI hearing, the Post asked Judge Hopper to unseal the transcript of the Smith probate appeal because the information it contains “is necessary to cover the highly publicized case fairly and accurately.” The Post cited legal precedents for open court proceedings under the First Amendment and state and federal statutes.

Judge Hopper had initially cited a need for confidentiality because of future lawsuits in the case.....

Exhibit highlights talents of autistic teen

There have been many exhibits of student work in the Greenwich High School Media Center through the years, but none quite like the show put on by Christian Parrotta.

Police, officials urge ‘safety zones’ for children

Seeking more protection for children, Greenwich police and community leaders are seeking approval to create zones around areas such as parks and schools where registered sex offenders would not be allowed to enter.

Police Watch

APPEAR

Albert Berrios, 27, of 56 Bertolf Road, Riverside was arrested Feb. 4 and charged with second degree failure to appear. Police said Berrios turned himself in on an outstanding warrant for failure to respond in court to a May 22, 2006, charge of driving with a suspended license. Berrios was released on a $1,000 surety bond and is due in court Feb. 11.

PROBATION

Travis Felder, 29, of Norwalk was arrested Feb. 4 and charged with violation of probation. Greenwich police were instructed by the state probation office to take Felder into custody and he reportedly turned himself in after being informed of the warrant. Felder was released on a $5,000 cash bond and is due in court Feb. 11.


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02/05/09 NEW BLOGGER LOOKS TO EXPLOIT TURMOIL AT THE GREENWICH TIME: Blogger Asks Greenwich Roundup Readers To - Read this Blog



NEWEST BLOGGER PLANS ON ENDING THE BULL AT THE GREENWICH TIME

NEW BLOGGER NAMED "WE NEED A NEW PAPER" IS PREPARING TO DELIVER FINAL LETHAL BLOW TO THE GREENWICH TIME


THIS REMINDS ONE OF WHEN EX-GREENWICH TIME EDITOR JOE PISANI AND ALL OF HIS FIRED STAFFERS LIKE SUSIE COSTAREGENI AND JOY HAENLEIN STARTED THE OUR GREENWICH BLOG WITH THE GOAL OF PUTTING THE GREENWICH TIME OUT OF BUSINESS


ANYWAY GREENWICH'S NEW BLOGGER ASKS TO .....


Read this blog ....


And send it to all your friends. Comments necessary to replace the Greenwich Time.

http://weneedanewpaper.wordpress.com/

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02/05/09 Greenwich Citizen News Links

The Latest From The Greenwich Citizen .....

Ilse Voight, 89, watches the evening news on a vintage analog television set with"rabbit ears." When TV sets go digital, she fears she'll only be able to "listen to the radio."

(Anne W. Semmes / for the Greenwich Citizen)

Fade-to-black day approaching for many seniors

Anne W. Semmes

BULLETIN

The clock is ticking when all television sets will go digital on Feb. 17, when those with analog television sets will fade to black.

The White House issued a statement that read, "Millions of Americans will have the time they need to prepare for the conversion."

The clock is ticking when all television sets will go digital on Feb. 17, when those with analog television sets will fade to black.

RTM approves property tax relief for town's low-income seniors

More liberal property tax credits are in the wings for low-income Greenwich citizens age 65 and over who apply between Feb.

Beloved town librarians killed in tragic hit-and-run accident in Colorado

... stunned and grieving. The women, both residents of Riverside, worked in the Youth Services Department at Old Greenwich's Perrot Memorial Library, where they were affectionately known by children and parents as "Mrs. Mac" and "Mrs. K." They were ...

Long memory, tough stretch will help GHS girls hockey

... A little competition can go a long way. Greenwich High's girls hockey team is banking on it. The Cardinals recently finished a six-game stretch of games that will, in the hopes of ...

Young Bruins clawing way toward another postseason

... "Our goals, as always, are to shoot to win things. Whether that ...

Himes reports to Chamber on stimulus bill benefits

The day after the House passed the $819 billion stimulus and recovery bill, Jim Himes, the 4th Congressional District's new financially savvy Democratic representative, was in Greenwich bright and early on ...

Stone, Vice Chair of Board of Estimate and Taxation: "Town has more workers per capita than any municipality in State"

Describing himself as a "straight shooter," Bob Stone, vice chair of the Board of Estimate and Taxation , told the Greenwich Citizen Tuesday, reductions in the Greenwich workforce are needed in the face of the ...

Farewell modulars; Ham Ave. students are going home

When Rose Furano heard the news Tuesday noon from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Betty Sternberg, the co-president of the Hamilton Avenue School PTA didn't know whether "to laugh or cry.

"It's like a shock," Furano said. "It's unbelievable.....

NO WONDER ROSE WAS SHOCKED AND IN DISBELIEF
JUST WHAT SHE AND DAWN NETHERCOTT WERE SAYING JUST FIVE DAYS AGO

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School officials decide to wait 'til spring for move

By Colin Gustafson

Staff Writer
Posted: 01/31/2009 03:01:47 AM EST

......"It finally happened, I almost can't believe it," the school's PTA co-president Dawn Nethercott said of the long-awaited arrival of the certificate, which was originally due about 18 months after work began in April 2005.

"It's almost bittersweet," added PTA co-president Rose Furano.

With the certificate in hand, school officials can now allow students and staff to return to the state-of-the-art facility.

However, these officials said Friday they had decided, in consultation with the school's administration, that staff and equipment should be moved in over spring recess, beginning April 6, with elementary students returning to class in the new building April 13.

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Brian -Wanted to share the good news.

The announcement was made today that the Ham Ave kids will be moved to the new building over February break and start school on February 17th in their new school.

Brian, I owe you a tremendous amount of thanks for helping to make this happen. Without you and your blog, I don't think it would have happened.Love you!!!!!!!

Laura J. DiBella


By Colin Gustafson
Staff Writer

Posted: 02/03/2009 04:30:14 PM EST

GREENWICH - In an abrupt reversal, school officials said Tuesday they would allow Hamilton Avenue School staff to begin moving classroom equipment into their new schoolhouse over winter recess next week, clearing the way for students to move in by mid-February.

The decision, which was announced in a letter to parents Tuesday morning, came just hours before community members were expected to stage a rally protesting the decision by school officials last Friday to push the move back to April.....


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2/5/09 Greenwich Citizen Publisher Takes Over At The Greenwich Time: Will Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Survive The Next 100 Days?

PRESS RELEASE:

Hearst Newspapers Announces Management Realignment as Part of Its a oe100 Days of Changea Initiative
February 05, 2009 10:39 AM Eastern Time

NEW YORK--Hearst Newspapers today announced a realignment of its newspaper management as a part of its “100 Days of Change” initiative. The following promotions are effective today:

Mark E. Aldam, publisher of the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., becomes senior vice president of Hearst Newspapers with responsibilities as group publisher for eight daily newspapers and six Connecticut weeklies.

George R. Hearst III, vice president, associate publisher and general manager of the Times Union, succeeds Aldam as publisher of the Albany newspaper.

John J. DeAugustine, circulation director at the Times Union, becomes publisher of the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport. He succeeds Robert H. Laska, who retired.

Michelle R. McAbee, currently general manager of the Hearst-owned Brooks Community Newspapers in Fairfield County, Conn., takes on the additional duties of publisher of The Advocate of Stamford and Greenwich Time.
She succeeds John M. Dunster, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

The announcements were made by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and chief executive officer, Hearst Corporation, parent company of Hearst Newspapers; and Steven R. Swartz, president of Hearst Newspapers.

“These four outstanding executives are each innovators and agents of change,” Bennack said. “They will harness the ideas and energy of our talented colleagues to make sure that, even in these tough times, we deliver superior value to our readers and advertisers, while also taking the tough steps necessary to get our costs in line with new economic realities.”

Swartz added: “‘100 Days of Change’ is something that all of our newspapers are invested in. We will not stand idle; we have been working for some time on reinventing our businesses while demonstrating to advertisers and readers the exceptional value that newspapers deliver. We believe in the future of newspapers—in print and online—and I'm confident that the management team we’re announcing today will tackle the challenges we face.”

The “100 Days of Change” initiative, launched December 17, is aimed at challenging traditional thinking across Hearst Newspapers in order to retool the business of newspaper publishing.

Mark E. Aldam

In addition to the Times Union, Connecticut Post, The Advocate and Greenwich Time, Aldam’s management purview includes The News-Times in Danbury, Conn., Huron Daily News and Midland Daily News in Michigan, Edwardsville Intelligencer in Illinois and six weekly newspapers in Fairfield County. Aldam will continue to report to Swartz.

Aldam was named publisher of the Times Union in March 2006 and was formerly senior vice president and chief operating officer of The Hartford Courant, owned by the Tribune Company.

He joined The Courant in 1994 as advertising director and was named senior vice president and chief operating officer in 2005. Prior to that, he spent almost four years as senior vice president and general manager of the newspaper. Over the course of his career at The Courant, Aldam held positions overseeing sales, marketing and advertising. Before going to Hartford, he served as chief financial officer and assistant treasurer of Eagle Publishing Company in Pittsfield, Mass.

George R. Hearst III

“George has demonstrated great leadership at the Times Union for the past 20 years and I congratulate him on his new position as publisher,” Swartz said. “He possesses an impressive depth of knowledge in the business and editorial aspects of journalism, as well as a deep commitment to leading Hearst in this new media environment.”

George Hearst was promoted to vice president, associate publisher and general manager of the Times Union in March 2006. Prior to that, he served as the Times Union’s vice president and associate publisher beginning in 1998, where he provided leadership to the strategic development and marketing areas and information technology departments. George Hearst also led several multi-million dollar capital renewal programs during this period, including the implementation of digital publishing standards and content systems for news and advertising.

His experience at the Times Union dates back to 1989 when he joined the company to lead its operational divisions. An advocate for the community, George Hearst is an active board member of several local organizations covering health and human services, education and the cultural arts.

John J. DeAugustine

Before joining the Times Union in 2005, DeAugustine was the vice president of circulation at the York Newspaper Company in Pennsylvania. He started his newspaper career at the Tribune Review Publishing Company in Southwestern Pennsylvania at the age of 19 while still in college at the University of Pittsburgh.

Michelle R. McAbee

McAbee has held a variety of sales executive positions in the newspaper industry, including positions at the New Haven Register and Miami Herald. She became general manager of Brooks Community Newspapers in 2008 after 10 years at Roy Publishing Company in Trumbull, Conn., where she was general manager.

“Bob Laska has served our readers and advertisers with great distinction over his 43-year career at the Connecticut Post,” Swartz said. “We thank him for that service and are pleased that he will continue to serve our Connecticut communities as a consultant to Hearst Newspapers. We also thank John Dunster for his years of service to the Connecticut newspapers and wish him well in his next endeavors.”

Hearst Corporation (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hearst.com&esheet=5889385&lan=en_US&anchor=www.hearst.com&index=1) is one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies. Its major interests include ownership of 16 daily and 49 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Times Union; as well as interests in an additional 43 daily and 72 non-daily newspapers owned by MediaNews Group, which include the Denver Post and Salt Lake Tribune; nearly 200 magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations through Hearst-Argyle Television (NYSE:HTV) which reach a combined 18% of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, History and ESPN; as well as business publishing, including a minority joint venture interest in Fitch Ratings; Internet businesses, television production, newspaper features distribution and real estate.

Contacts:

Media

Hearst Corporation

Debra Shriver, 212-649-2461


or

Paul J. Luthringer,

212-649-2540

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UPDATE:
12:41
Kristen Zimmer The Greenwich Post Publisher Is Also On Top Of This Story:
But The Greenwich Citizen And Greenwich Time Are Silent On The Matter
According to a press release from Hearst Newspapers, Michelle R. McAbee, currently general manager of the Hearst-owned Brooks Community Newspapers, will take on additional duties of publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and Greenwich Time. Brooks publishes the Greenwich Citizen, among other weeklies in Fairfield County....
ALSO FROM THE GREENWICH POST:

Written by Kristan Zimmer, Editor
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 14:13
Greenwich native John Dunster finished his last day as publisher of The Advocate and Greenwich Time Monday, according to a memo obtained from a staffer at Greenwich's daily newspaper.
The memo, dated Feb. 3, said Hearst expects to name a new publisher soon, “possibly by the end of the week.”
The Time has seen significant turnover in the last two years. Among the changes, The Advocate and Greenwich Time were acquired by Hearst Corp. from Tribune Co. in November of 2007. Hearst also bought Brooks Community Newspapers, which includes the Greenwich Citizen. Time editor Joseph Pisani was replaced by David Warner in June 2008. Time columnist Sarah Littman was fired in July 2008. In Jan. 2008 Jim Zebora, whose business coverage as editor of that section for the Time and The Advocate, was named managing editor. Then in January of this year he was tapped to head business coverage as the regional business editor for the Connecticut Post, The Danbury News-Times, the Time and The Advocate. Mr. Zebora was replaced by John Breunig at The Advocate and Bruce Hunter at the Time, a former employee.
This week’s memo said upon leaving, Mr. Dunster expressed “confidence that The Advocate and Greenwich Time would weather the current financial climate.”
COMMENT:
GREENWICH POST EDITOR KRISTEN ZIMMER FORGOT ABOUT EDITOR DAVID WARNER WHO LASTED ABOUT 100 DAYS LAST SUMMER
Mr. Warner Served As Editor Between Joe Pisani And Jim Zebora.
While The Local Hearst Newspapers Have Been Silent Greenwich Blogger Chris Fountain Has Been Covering The Story At His For What Its Worth Blog
Personally I Can't Wait To Read What Bill "The Scribe Of Greenwich" Clark Writes About The New Developments At The "Yellowich Time" In His Greenwich Gossip Blog.
Here Is What Bill Said About Bruce Hunter Becoming The Fourth Greenwich Time Managing Editor In Less Than A Year.
Change, it seems, is the only constant at the Local Rag, aka Yellowwich Time. Having already announced that they will be cleaning house between now and April 1st, the Hearst Corporation is further roiling the waters by bringing back a veteran hack who was downsized over a year ago. What gives?
Bruce Hunter has long been tied to the coattails of recently-fired editor Joe Pisani, and was one of his chief underlings in the "See no evil, write no evil" school of Greenwich journalism.....
....But whatever the reason for the change, one thing is sure to remain constant: the indescribably pathetic writing, the slanted coverage, and the ongoing failure to report the real news in our fair Town.....
UPDATE #2:
1:40 PM
Local Hearst Newspaper Starts To Report On The Story
THE GREENWICH TIME
IS ONCE AGAIN
BEHIND THE TIMES:
Connecticut Post Staff
Posted: 02/05/2009 12:31:07 PM EST
NEW YORK -- Hearst Newspapers on Thursday named John J. DeAugustine as publisher of the Connecticut Post and Michelle R. McAbee as publisher of The Advocate of Stamford and Greenwich Time.

Hearst promoted Mark E. Aldam, the Times Union's publisher, to senior vice president of Hearst Newspapers. He will be group publisher of eight daily newspapers and the company's six Connecticut weeklies.....
.....McAbee will add the publisher's duties to her current position as general manager of Brooks Community Newspapers, a chain of five weekly newspapers in Fairfield County, Conn. She succeeds John M. Dunster, who is leaving Hearst to pursue other opportunities.....
COMMENT:
It Looks Like New Greenwich Time Publisher Michelle McAbee Did Not Trust Failed Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter's Staff To Report On John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster's Firing.
So She Had The Conneticut Post Staff Do The Reporting.
This Makes One Wonder If The New Rumor Around Town Is True.
Some Are Already Saying That Greenwich Citizen Editor And Founder Don Harrison Might Soon Be Replacing Thin Skinned Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter.
The Greenwich Time Soap Opera Continues.....
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