HARTFORD, Conn. -- Reid MacCluggage, managing editor of news for The Hartford Courant, has resigned to become publisher and editor of The Day of New London, the Day announced Wednesday.
Lauding him as a 'seasoned newspaperman,' the Day's board of directors voted unanimously to appoint MacCluggage as the successor to retiring co-publishers Deane C. Avery and E. Wesley Hammond.
'After interviewing a number of candidates, the board unanimously tapped Reid MacCluggage,' said Avery, who is also the newspaper's editor.
Avery will leave the newspaper July 2 as will Hammond, who also was the Day's general manager. Alcino G. Almeida, currently controller, will become the new general manager.
MacCluggage, 45, will finish at the Courant in early March, begin work at the Day April 2 and take over as publisher July 2 when Avery and Hammond step down.
MacCluggage joined the Courant 22 years ago and was the newspaper's assistant managing editor from 1974 to 1982.