Ray Kelly | The Republican | November 28, 2109

Wayne E. Phaneuf, will retire as executive editor of The Republican on Jan. 1. He will be succeeded by Cynthia G. Simison, who will become the first woman executive editor in the newspaper’s 195-year-history.

George Arwady, publisher and CEO of The Republican, announced the change in leadership at the end of November.

“Wayne Phaneuf shaped this newspaper and the community for a generation. Few people ever do as much good for their hometowns as Wayne has accomplished here through truth-telling for half a century,” Arwady said.

He added, “Cynthia, an outstanding writer and editor in her own right, has spent four decades of incredibly dedicated work on behalf of our readers, making a difference for good at the newspaper, in the community, and in the lives of countless other women and men of talent and dedication. Now, she will be in a position to do even more. I can’t wait to see what’s to come.”
Read more