Joseph Charpentier


Joseph Charpentier is joining the Boothbay Register of Boothbay Harbor as a full-time reporter. He replaces Morgan Callan Rogers, who now will be a part-time news contributor to the Register. Charpentier’s coverage will include local government, schools, sports and community events. He has been with a couple of newspapers and has been a copywriter.

Dan Cotter


Dan Cotter has left GateHouse Media New England, where he was director of sales development and training, and moved to Chicago, where he is a consultant on revenue, sales training, product development and research for newspapers. Before his job with GateHouse Media New England, which publishes six daily newspapers, 98 weekly community newspapers, and 168 local news websites in five states, Cotter spent five years as executive director of the New England Newspaper and Press Association. Before that, he spent a decade as chief operating officer of Urban & Associates Inc., a newspaper research and consulting company based in Sharon. He also spent almost 20 years with Pulitzer Publishing Company in St. Louis, Mo. He was its director of newspaper strategic planning and its vice president of marketing for Pulitzer’s community newspaper division. Also with Pulitzer, Cotter was publisher of the Santa Maria (Calif.) Times; vice president and circulation director of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; vice president and circulation and marketing director for the Chicago Daily Southtown; and marketing and research manager for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He founded a company that designs and coordinates research studies known as the Suburban Focus Group-Boston. In 1990, he received the Gerold Zarwell Award, which is the Newspaper Researchers Council’s highest honor.

The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondent Joshua Leaston, an undergraduate student at Northeastern University.