‘Rutland (Vt.) Herald’ Urbanite Units Head to N.Y., Mont., and Okla.

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By: E&P Staff

Almost 40 years after being installed and 18 months after being shut down, the six-unit Goss Urbanite at the Rutland Herald is being removed to other newspaper production sites.

The Vermont paper reports today that dismantling began yesterday in its basement pressroom, which is to become a distribution center. Since Sept. 2005 the Herald has been printed at its sister paper, The Times-Argus, about 50 miles north in Barre.

Although the folder was troublesome, the printing units will be reused, according to Herald staff writer Gordon Dritschilo, who reports that Lee Enterprises purchased five units — two for The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y., and three for The Montana Standard, Butte, Mont. The sixth unit will be shipped to the Newspaper Production and Research Center, a training center in Oklahoma City.

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