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.


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 .


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

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.


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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