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New York Recycling Bill Could Hurt Newspaper Industry

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Some New York lawmakers have proposed new legislation that would shift the cost of recycling away from municipalities to the producers of packaging and paper products. However, critics say this could really hurt the newspaper industry.

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A hedge fund will purchase the parent company of the Hartford Courant, the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper based in Connecticut.

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The Hartford Courant will indefinitely close its physical offices — including its newsroom — later this month. That’s according to its owner, Chicago-based Tribune Publishing.

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The Hartford Courant will move the printing of the newspaper to Springfield, Massachusetts, after more than 250 years of publication in Connecticut’s capital.

Connecticut newspaper publishers are pushing back against a proposal to remove a state requirement that municipalities place public notices in newspapers. The proposal is part of the Democrats legislative agenda to cut the cost of government.  A legislative committee held a public hearing on the proposal in Hartford on Wednesday.