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Record-Journal Publishing sells Rhode Island newspaper

August 20, 2018

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The Record-Journal Publishing Co. has agreed to sell The Westerly Sun to a publishing group that owns newspapers in Rhode Island.

The Record-Journal reports the sale to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers was announced Monday and is effective Aug. 31. Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers will also acquire several related publications, including the weekly Mystic River Press.

The Record-Journal in Meriden, Connecticut says it wants to strategically reposition to focus on other growth areas. It purchased The Westerly Sun in 1999, which is in Pawcatuck, Connecticut bordering Westerly, Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, a privately-owned publisher, owns several other daily and weekly newspapers in Rhode Island.

It says it’s looking forward to growing its portfolio of local news publications and plans to keep all of The Westerly Sun’s employees.

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