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April 4, 2022

3 Connecticut newspapers sold to Rhode Island company

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Central Connecticut Communications, publisher of the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press and Willimantic Chronicle, has been sold to a Rhode Island-based publishing company, the Hartford Business Journal has learned.

The sale between Central Connecticut Communications and the Rhode Island Suburban Newspaper, publisher of the Westerly Sun and other titles, was finalized Monday, according to Michael Schroeder, who was the publisher of Central Connecticut Communications.

Schroeder, who purchased the Herald and Bristol Press in January 2009 and The Chronicle in May 2017, told staff of the purchase at a meeting early Monday. The sale was finalized at about 1:45 p.m., Schroeder said.

Schroeder, 63. also sold the Block Island Times, a paper he had owned for several years, to the same Rhode Island company in February. The publisher does own a newspaper in his hometown of Shaker, California.

Schroeder declined to discuss other aspects of the sale, but said: “I’m happy to have had the opportunity in Connecticut to run these papers for many years. The papers will be just as good tomorrow, as they are today.”

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