To be the primary catalyst that motivates people to contribute to the intellectual, civic and economic vitality of our communities. I. INRODUCTION 5 Message from the Publisher 8 150th Celebration on the Meriden Green 10 Family & Recent Awards II. HISTORY 14 11 Crown Street 19 Milestones 31 Newsroom 33 Record-Journal Day 35 Time Capsule 1967 36 Historic Front Pages 37 First Edition 38 Presidential Visits III. RJ TODAY 43 44 48 51 55 61 66 69 71 81 83 87
Message from the Executive Vice President & Assistant Publisher Demolition New Office Recognition Employees Newsroom Subscribers Award Winning Website Advertising Department Creative Department Circulation Department Business Department
A special thank you to our 150th Anniversary Committee Leaders:
Dave Pare, Chairperson & Events Team Leader Richie Rathsack, Content Team Leader Mike Blais, Sales Team Leader Andrew Burris, Marketing Team Leader And thank you to all our employees who participated with our teams to make this a successful and fun year of celebration!