- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - The publisher of two family owned Vermont newspapers is stepping down.

The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1OqIjiO ) that R. John Mitchell announced Monday he is stepping down as publisher of the paper and The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. He will stay on as president and chairman of the board of directors.

Catherine Nelson will succeed Mitchell as publisher. She had been vice president and CEO of the newspapers.

His son, Rob Mitchell, was named editor-in-chief.

The 70-year-old R. John Mitchell says he had been wrestling with the decision for years.



The Herald has been in the Mitchell family since 1947. The Times Argus has been in the family since 1964.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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