Old-timers like Dennie Williams can appreciate how far The Courant has fallen by the current state of the Thomas Green club.
This year’s event, which celebrates employees who have given 25 years of their career-lives to the company, will not be a dinner as it has been in the past and, more tragically, will only be open to those who still work for the company.
That means that guys like Dennie or Claude Albert will not be invited, despite their long association with the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper — founded by Thomas Green.
It’s probably prudent business to pare expenses like the Thomas Green event. These are desperate times, after all, and no measure should be spared to save the company as it struggles to stay afloat. On the other hand, maybe there’s a toast to be offerred to the longtime crew of the Tributanic while the deck is still above the water line.