Category Archives: News

Karen O’Brien services set

Karen O’Brien’s wake will be Monday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, Mass. The funeral will be Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, 44 Temple St., Worcester, Mass. For those who want to send a card, Karen’s husband is Jim O’Brien and their sons are [...]


Buyouts… again

The staff reduction announced by Tribune Publishing once again brings offers of “voluntary separation” to my friends at the Courant. Speaking as one who’s been there, taking a buyout is a life-changing experience — in my case for the better. Apparently the company is offering as much as a year’s pay to some of the [...]


Karen O’Brien in hospice care

This from Susan Schoenberger and Theresa Sullivan Barger: We are sad to share this news: Our best friend, former copy editor and reporter Karen O’Brien, was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in April, and after undergoing aggressive treatment, has recently switched to Hospice care. She is staying in a rehabilitation facility in Worcester, Mass. near her home. Cards may be [...]


Teutsch scholarship goes to two students

Gene Mazur, who serves as vice president of the Manchester Community College Foundation, reports that this semester’s Cliff Teutsch Journalism Scholarships were awarded to Kenneth Varghese and Thomas Manoj on May 26. This was the fund set up in honor of Cliff’s life and his enormous influence he had at The Hartford Courant and journalism [...]

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