Standard-Times parent lays off 14 workers

NEW BEDFORD – SouthCoast Media Group, parent of The Standard-Times and the Hathaway group of weekly newspapers, has laid off five full-time and nine part-time employees and eliminated two vacant slots, paring a total of 16 positions. “Nothing is harder in business than eliminating the jobs of valuable, hard-working employees,” President and Publisher William T.…

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  1. This is so sad. At a time when substantive coverage of local news is critical but waning, an announcement like this layoff notice only further diminishes a newspaper’s ability to research and report an in-depth perspective on local events of interest and importance to the community. My condolences to those who were cut, as well as to those left behind who will have to pick up the pieces.