Archive for May 2009
>The print edition of tomorrow’s Register Citizen will have a different front page than your used to seeing.
Wrapped around the paper will be 10 coupons featuring great discounts from a number of local merchants.
And as always, pick up Sunday’s paper for our regular package of manufacturers’ coupons.
Your 50 cents tomorrow will more than pay for itself!
>LitchfieldCountyMom.Com got some great attention recently on Channel 3, the CBS affiliate in Hartford.
CLICK HERE for the video.
>A new feature has been launched at www.litchfieldcountymom.com … a directory of resources for local moms including classes, camps, daycare centers and more.
CLICK HERE to check it out.
Listings are available at an extremely affordable low monthly rate, and you can upload the text and graphics for your listing yourself online.
>The second issue of LitchfieldCountyMom.Com, the magazine, is due to come out on Friday, June 26, with more than 23,000 copies distributed via The Register Citizen, Litchfield County Times, Housatonic (New Milford area) Times and the Thomaston Express, as well as at local newsstands.
To advertise, call Natalie at 860-489-3121, ext. 312.
In the meantime, check out www.litchfieldcountymom.com for DAILY links to local news, features and calendar items of interest to Litchfield County moms.
>A limited number of extra copies are available of the special Memorial Day section that appeared in today’s Sunday Register Citizen, which listed the names of the nearly 5,000 American soldiers who have died while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. You can pick up extra copies at The Register Citizen office at 190 Water St. in Torrington, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
>If you missed yesterdays’ Register Citizen and the free 68-page glossy-covered local summer events guide magazine, “Every Town Has a Green,” you can pick up a copy for free at The Register Citizen office at 190 Water St. in Torrington between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
>I couldn’t be more proud of our newsroom for picking up 13 awards last night at the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists annual editorial contest banquet.
Receiving particular recognition was the newspaper’s reporting on a sex scandal that rocked the Torrington Police Department, and on revelations the newspaper brought to light about former state Rep. George Wilber paying a woman $100,000 to keep sex abuse allegations quiet.
CLICK HERE to read The Register Citizen’s story about the awards (and find some links to the stories that won), and here’s a list:
* First Place, Best Investigative Reporting, David Hutter, Torrington police sex scandal.
* First Place, Best Feature Series, Tracy Kennedy, domestic violence series.
* First Place, Best Feature Photo, Mic Nicosia, young golfer.
* First Place, Best Opinion Column, Jordan Fenster, FOI requests.
* Second Place, Best General Reporting Series, David Hutter and Ronald DeRosa, Torrington police sex scandal.
* Second Place, Best Spot News Reporting, Jordan Fenster, state rep sex abuse settlement.
* Second Place, Best Feature Photo, Sonja Zinke, Nutmeg dancers.
* Second Place, Best News Photo, Sonja Zinke, storm damage.
* Second Place, Best General Reporting, Walt Gogolya, mice downs plane.
* Second Place, Best Editorial, Torrington police sex scandal.
* Honorable Mention, Best General Reporting Series, Ronald DeRosa, Walt Gogolya and Jordan Fenster, state rep sex abuse settlement.
* Honorable Mention, Best Spot News Reporting, Tracy Kennedy, man sentenced for killing wife.
* Honorable Mention, Best News Photo, Sonja Zinke, Bush’s visit.
And CLICK HERE for the full list of awards.
>The Register Citizen once again this year will publish the full list of American soldiers who have died while serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
A special 20-page section, with the 4,982 names and articles and photos about Memorial Day, will appear in Sunday’s Register Citizen.
Proceeds from the section will be donated to a local nonprofit organization that supports veterans.
>OK, critics, Sound Off is good for SOMETHING.
A question in today’s Sound Off in the print edition of the newspaper asks if anyone out there knows of a non-toxic solution to an ant problem.
There are lots of good ideas offered so far this morning on the Web comments of Sound Off at registercitizen.com, from vinegar to corn meal to cucumber peels.
CLICK HERE to check it out.
>One of the best additions as The Register Citizen has improved itself over the past year has been legendary Litchfield County journalist and author Owen Canfield’s front-page Sunday column.
We’re pleased to point out – if you hadn’t already noticed – that Owen is writing a second column for us now, a notebook-style roundup of local sports observations and news that you don’t hear anywhere else.
The column is running on Mondays in The Register Citizen. CLICK HERE to check out today’s installment.