By: E&P Staff
Curtiss Clark has been promoted to the position of editor at The Newtown
(Conn.) Bee, the paper reported recently.
R. Scudder Smith, the editor of the Bee for the past 35 years, made the
announcement of Clark?s appointment, which is effective immediately.
This will mark the first time since 1881 that the editor of The Newtown Bee will have a name other than Smith.
Clark has worked at the Bee for nearly as long as Smith, nearly 34 years. He began his tenure there in 1973 as a reporter and photographer. From 1974 to 1992, Clark coordinated the Bee?s coverage in the Woodbury/Southbury area; he was named managing editor in 1982. In 1985, Clark was appointed editor of The Weekly Star, a Bee Publishing Company publication that serves eight towns in Litchfield and New Haven Counties. Clark maintained that position until the Star was sold in 1992.
In total, Clark has written about 1,500 editorials for the Bee publications
in the past 25 years.
Though stepping down as editor, Smith will remain the Bee?s publisher and executive editor, and will continue to offer his services and advice to the paper. Smith will also continue on as editor and publisher of Antiques and The Arts Weekly, an internationally circulated Bee Publishing Company publication for the antiques industry.
Other changes at the Bee were announced as well: David Smith has been
promoted from associate editor of the Antiques and The Arts Weekly to
managing editor of that publication. Sherri Smith Baggett has been appointed business manager at the Bee, replacing Helen Smith.