Tom Condon

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Sources on Broad St. confirm Deputy Editorial Page Editor Tom Condon is among those who have applied for a buyout as part of the Hartford Courant’s latest cost cutting effort.

Condon has been with the paper since 1968 – leaving for two years of military service in Vietnam – and returning in 1971. He’s been writing or editing for the paper ever since with a special interest in urban development and the city of Hartford.

Those who have applied for the buyout must wait until mid-November before hearing officially whether the paper is willing to let them go, but given the cost cutting motive behind the move it seems likely most applications will be accepted.

From the Courant’s website:

Tom is a native of New London, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a member of the Connecticut Bar. He is also a Vietnam veteran, having served with U.S. Army Intelligence in the Mekong Delta in 1969-70. Since joining The Courant in 1971, he has served in a variety of reporting and editing positions, ranging from general assignment reporter to New Haven bureau chief to special projects editor. He was a news columnist for 18 years, and is a longtime student of Hartford past and present. Condon has won more than 30 journalism and community awards, including the New England Society of Newspaper Editors Master Reporter Award.

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