Kelly Tremaine began Oct. 11 in the newly created position of associate publisher of The Westerly (R.I.) Sun, the Mystic River Press of Mystic, and the South County Press, which covers several communities in Washington County in Rhode Island and is based in Pawcatuck. Those three print newspapers are owned by the Sun Media Group, based in Pawcatuck. He will be responsible for local business activities and community outreach for the Sun Media Group. He will also direct the local advertising sales team. Tremaine has been in media sales for 25 years, beginning after college. His career began with The New York Times Regional News Group in Gainesville, Bradenton and Sarasota, Fla. He has also been in both local and regional sales director positions with Hearst Media Services of Danbury and the then-Journal Register Company, based in New Haven. He was the lead advertising executive at the New Haven Register for two years. His career was spent mostly at The Hartford Courant, where he most recently was advertising director for its major, national and entertainment accounts. John Layton, who was vice president of advertising, will take up the role of regional sales director. He will be responsible for the real estate section in Westerly, as well as directing the debut of the new Mystic Places real estate section, which first appeared in the Mystic River Press Oct. 6. Layton will also continue overseeing several important retail advertising accounts and the classified section for the Westerly and Meriden areas.
The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondent Nimra Aziz, an undergraduate student in the Northeastern University School of Journalism.