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Evening News welcomes new editor to staff

Minor looking forward to 'creating new memories'

Adam Minor. (click for larger version)
January 09, 2011
The Southbridge Evening News has hired a new editor to its staff.

Effective Thursday, Jan. 6, the News debuted Adam Minor as the new editor of the local newspaper.

Minor is no stranger to the world of newspapers. He has been a writer at Stonebridge Press since November 2005, and has been an editor at the company since June 2007. He was the editor of the Webster Times, a weekly, sister publication of the News, from June 2007 to August 2010. He is currently the editor of the Villager Newspapers group of Connecticut weeklies based in Woodstock, Conn. (Putnam Villager, Thompson Villager, Woodstock Villager and Killingly Villager), and remains the editor of the weekly Auburn News.

"I look forward to the challenge of being the editor of a local, daily newspaper," Minor said last week. "Especially a paper with the loyal following like the Southbridge Evening News — I am excited to dive in and see what we can do to make this paper the best it can be."

Minor is a resident of Eastford, Conn., and is a product of Woodstock Academy (Class of 2001). He graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic, Conn., in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a minor in English.

Fresh out of college, he started with the Villager in November 2005, covering events in Putnam and Thompson, and hasn't looked back since.

"I learned a whole lot in my first stint with the Villager," Minor said. "By no means was I perfect, but it was a great starting point for me to learn my craft in a local arena."

After nearly 18 months, Minor left the Villager in June 2007 to take on the editor's role at the Webster Times and the Auburn News, both operated out of the Stonebridge Press office in Southbridge.

"As much as writing for the Villager was a learning experience, my transition to an editor was even more so," Minor said. "Going from a reporter to an editor really showed me all the different facets of the newspaper industry, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity."

After more than two years with the Webster Times and Auburn News, Minor was offered the job as editor at the Villager, while still remaining with the Auburn News.

"The Villagers are my hometown papers," he said. "I was — and still am — excited to be at the helm of my local papers in the Quiet Corner, but by no means does that mean the Southbridge Evening News is going to be left in the lurches. I value every newspaper I work with. There are no favorites."

Getting started last week, Minor said he is excited to get to work in Southbridge.

"It's busy getting situated right now," he said. "But I can't wait to connect with the people of this great town. I look forward to meeting new people and creating new memories with the staff we have here. The future here is very bright."

To contact Adam Minor, call (508) 909-4142, or e-mail him at aminor@stonebridgepress.com.

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