Woman Staying In Newspaper Business, ...

Woman Staying In Newspaper Business, Starting Farmington Valley...

There are 17 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 26, 2009, titled Woman Staying In Newspaper Business, Starting Farmington Valley.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Melissa Marinan wondered aloud to her father in November about what she would do when a newspaper chain closed and she lost her job.

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Granby, CT

#1 Jan 26, 2009
interesting she is leaving out a few other valley towns-snobbery?

Cheshire, CT

#2 Jan 26, 2009
It sounds wonderful. The best of luck! Never let negative people get you down.

Spring, TX

#3 Jan 26, 2009
good luck with your new venture.

Farmington, CT

#4 Jan 26, 2009
How do you subscribe?
Ann Theresa


#5 Jan 26, 2009
Good luck Melissa. Sounds like a real positive woman to take a bad situation and make it into a good one. All the best!

Granby, CT

#6 Jan 26, 2009
Why is Granby not listed? After all, Granby is at the "head" of the valley.

Granby, CT

#7 Jan 26, 2009
Fred wrote:
Why is Granby not listed? After all, Granby is at the "head" of the valley.
You have your own town paper...

Newington, CT

#8 Jan 26, 2009
Good for you Melissa. I wish you well in this venture. Can't wait to read the first edition!
Nancy - PRSA-CVC

United States

#9 Jan 26, 2009
Good luck. Send along your contact information and I will pass it along to all the PRSA-CVC members so you can get releases and story ideas. Great choice going with Barbara Thomas. We've worked with her in the past and she's top notch.

Stamford, CT

#10 Jan 26, 2009
Great news. People really read these valley papers, so I was surprised that the other one closed. Free is definitely better. Get the advertisers to pay and keep the circulation higher. Good Luck!

Bloomfield, CT

#11 Jan 26, 2009
Bloomfield is, as usual, left out too.

Since: Jan 09


#12 Jan 26, 2009
Good for Melissa. I'm betting that she'll be successful, because with the Courant backing away from town news, there's a need to be filled.

But did anyone notice she's doing it without state aid or government involvement...as should be?

I'm still waiting to find out if and what kind of assistance those other newspapers received. When the public objected, the Courant and the State suddenly put a lock on the information.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#13 Jan 27, 2009
Will I be able to access her newspaper online?
OMP Resident

Windsor, CT

#14 Jan 27, 2009
Fred wrote:
Why is Granby not listed? After all, Granby is at the "head" of the valley.
The Head??? I thought Granby was the Pride of the Valley????
Good for you

Suffield, CT

#15 Jan 28, 2009
All of the complainers clearly have no concept of the incredibly cost and amount of work it's going to take this woman. Get your heads out of your butts and appreciate that she's doing what nobody else is willing to do.
Larry Gavrich

Gloucester, MA

#16 Feb 4, 2009
That giant sucking sound you hear is the Hartford Courant melting away to nothing, leaving a big vacuum of local news. The economy notwithstanding, this may be as much savvy business decision as gutsy move. Businesses have to communicate and the Courant ad revenue is dropping as fast as its pages (and reporters) are. They deserve credit for a smart move.

Hartford, CT

#17 Jun 8, 2009
CT A wrote:
Bloomfield is, as usual, left out too.
Bloomfield has a new paper - the Journal - which is very good so we are all set.

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