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CONNECTICUT

Rick Daniels, who has headed four news publications in New England, is leaving as publisher of The Baltimore Sun. Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., owner of the Sun, merged the roles of publisher and editor in chief, leading to the dismissal of Daniels. Before his time at the Sun, Daniels was publisher of The Hartford Courant; president and general manager of The Boston Globe; chief operating officer of GoLocal 24, based in Providence, R.I.; and chief executive of GateHouse Media New England’s operations. Daniels was employed at the Globe for 23 years, the last six as president and general manager. He joined GateHouse in 2007, the newspaper chain with the most publications in New England. After that he launched a failed bid to buy the Boston Globe, followed by an eight-month stint as media consultant for Empirical Media in New York City. He then moved to GoLocal24, with news websites in Providence and Worcester, but left after five months to become publisher of the Hartford Courant.

MAINE

Allen Adams is replacing Katy England as assignment editor for The Maine Edge, a weekly based in Bangor. Adams, a veteran staff writer and film critic, began his career with the Edge in 2007 and appeared for years on its morning segment on Fox 22 Bangor’s “Good Morning Maine” television news show. He is a recurring guest on WZON’s “Downtown with Rich Kimball,” airing on 100.3FM and 620AM The Pulse, on which he also is the film critic. Adams is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the National Sports Media Association. After serving as editorial writer for nearly 10 years, England is joining the Maine State Police as its social media and communications coordinator, based in Bangor. In 2006, she joined Bangor-based Edge Media Group, parent company of The Maine Edge, and, with several former staffers of the Bangor Daily News, founded the Edge. The next year, England was named assignment editor, a position she held for more than nine years.

MASSACHUSETTS

Stu Neilson, general manager and editor of the Tewksbury Town Crier for more than 50 years, retired in March. Neilson was 6 years old when his father established the Town Crier in 1955. Neilson the son went on to do various jobs at the Town Crier, including changing the newspaper production system from Compugraphic to Apple Macintosh in 1985, and taking photographs.

 

 

Amalie Benjamin is leaving as the Boston Bruins beat reporter for The Boston Globe to become a feature writer for the National Hockey League’s website. Kevin Paul Dupont is replacing her as the Globe’s Bruins reporter. After Benjamin graduated from Northwestern University in 2004, she began her professional career in journalism as a general assignment reporter for the Globe. Since then, she has been a reporter and beat writer for the Boston Red Sox and, most recently, the Bruins. She will continue her coverage of hockey in the Northeast with the NHL. In September 2015, Dupont celebrated his 30th year with the Globe. Throughout his time at the Globe, Dupont has focused most of his coverage on the NHL. He also has covered 10 Olympic Games for the Globe. In 2002, he was awarded the Elmer Ferguson and Foster Hewitt Award for excellence in hockey journalism.

The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Joseph Dussault, Alexander Frandsen, Yoel Melles, Eliza Mendoza and Alastair Pike, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.


 

 



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