Oct. 31, 1909 (Sunday)
A SCARY NOTION FOR NEWSPAPERS: THE SECOND HUNDRED YEARS MIGHT BE THE TOUGHEST....: Today's Globe celebrates the 82 newspapers in the United States that have been publishing for at least 100 YEARS. [The story about this was NOT published anywhere near the scary-pumpkin illustration above, which adorned the first page of the comic.] The 100-year-club includes 22 in New England.
Here they are:
Bridgeport -- Republican Farmer;
Hartford -- Connecticut Courant;
New Haven -- Connecticut Herald and Weekly Journal;
Norwich -- Courier.
Portland -- Advertiser;
Portland -- Eastern Argus.
Boston -- Courier;
Greenfield -- Gazette;
Haverhill -- Evening Gazette;
New Bedford -- Morning Mercury;
Northhampton -- Hampshire Gazette;
Pittsfield -- Berkshire County Eagle;
Salem -- Register and Mercury.
Concord -- New Hampshire Patriot;
Keene -- Cheshire Republican;
Keene -- New Hampshire Sentinel;
Milford -- Cabinet;
Portsmouth -- N.H. Gazette.
Newport -- Mercury.
Montpelier -- Vermont Watchman;
Rutland -- Herald;
Windsor -- Vermont Journal.
Amazingly, some remain, a century later. I've added links to a couple of those that still publish -- and which are online. But not many remain.
The newspapers themselves aren't the only items on the list that have vanished. Think of the names. Consider Portland's Eastern Argus, named, presumably, for Argus Panoptes from Greek mythology. He was an all-seeing guardian with, reportedly, about a hundred eyes. It's a good name for a newspaper, which tries to catch all the important things going on all around it. Gosh, he died, too.