Suceeding at the New York Times

This from Michael “Marbs” Prager:
On the Times’ electronic front page right now, two former Courant staffers have bylines: Jack Ewing and Eric Lipton.

Also, a former Globie, but I have to be the only one caring about the Courant-Globe domination of the NYT front.

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J. Greg Robertson help energize the newsroom

J. Greg Robertson was before my time at The Courant, but Joe Nunes remembers him as being “among the unforgettable characters — passionate about life, many times to the extreme — who made the Courant newsroom so energizing.”

Former editor David Barrett remembers Greg as “a troubled soul.”

Here is his obituary .

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Check in on Tim Dumont

Tim Dumont and Rene Jalbert

This from Rene Jalbert, former Courant graphic artist:

Tim Dumont is on the last leg of this earthly journey. He has pancreatic cancer and will not be pursuing chemo or radiation. They have given him a few months. He is in a rehab nursing facility now. I would like it if you could put a mention of it in the blog. He could use a few jokes/cards/calls. I will be visiting him tomorrow.

Tim Dumont Room 237A
Peninsula Care & Rehabilitation Center
900 Beckett Way
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Room phone: 1-727-939-3135
Cell: 1-813-442-1520
email: tim_dumont@yahoo.com

Tim, who was one of the original members of the Courant’s first Graphic Arts Department, was part of a buyout back in 1995. Here’s a post from back then recounting his move to Port Richey, Fla.

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John Lacy passes at 84

This from Colin McEnroe, who expresses sentiments that many Courant alum are sharing right now…

For many years, I shared time and space at the Hartford Courant with an especially sweet, gentle, funny man named John Lacy.

He had a column which some of you, as readers, may remember. I’m sad to report that he has died at 84. I’m in touch with his children right now, and I know it would mean a lot to them to know that there are people who do remember their dad and his work.

If he had a mean bone in his body, I never found it. Mostly, if you could make an accounting of it, I think he quietly nudged all our days in good directions.

Cards and letters may be sent to:

Carrie Lacy
40 Curtis Rd
Glastonbury CT

Here’s John’s obituary as it appears in the Courant.

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