Publisher of 'The Enterprise' in Brockton, Mass., Steps Down

By: E&P Staff Paul A. LaBreche, publisher of The Enterprise in Brockton, Mass, stepped down Tuesday after more than 40 years in the newspaper business.

LaBreche, 62, explained that health reasons were behind his departure. For the past year he has been battling intestinal cancer.

"When you've got cancer, you also deal with chemotherapy," LaBreche told the Enterprise. "When you get chemotherapy, you also deal with the side effects. They take their toll. But I can't complain," he said.

Kirk Davis, who in 2004 was appointed chief executive officer of Enterprise NewsMedia Inc., The Enterprise's parent company, will assume the duties of publisher. Davis also serves as publisher of The Patriot Ledger in Quincy.

LaBreche's newspaper career began in high school when he worked as a messenger for his hometown paper, The Call in Woonsocket, R.I. He worked his way up to clerk, and later became an advertising salesman and manager.

In 1978, LaBreche was named general manager of The Times in Pawtucket, R.I. He was later named publisher of The Times and also served as publisher of The Call.

LaBreche arrived in Brockton in 1996 as a vice president and general manager of The Enterprise. He was appointed publisher in 2002.


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