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Six Cut at the Free Press 

The Times Argus reports this morning on the Free Press layoffs:

"The layoffs are a result of economic trends that are impactingadvertising revenues. Unfortunately, we anticipate these trends tocontinue through 2008," the newspaper said in a prepared statementissued by Executive Editor Mike Townshend.

"Currently there are213 employees at the Burlington Free Press. Although the six employeesrepresent less than 3 percent of our employee base, we are cognizant ofthe financial and emotional impact of this decision," the statementsaid.

Mustachioed columnist Ed Shamy was among the casualties. Shay Totten says he'll have more in this week's "Fair Game."

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became... more


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