Greenpoint Courier, R.I.P.

I just got word that the New Corporation, which owns the Courier-Life line of local papers, is closing its Greenpoint Courier edition. The Williamsburg Courier (and, I guess, other local editions across Brooklyn and Queens) will remain in operation.

Unfortunately, the closing of the paper also means that local report Aaron Short has been laid off. Aaron did a great job of covering local stories. And despite all the talk of blogs being the new local news, there is still a place for good reporting on a local level. (I don’t pretend to be a reporter, and most local bloggers probably shouldn’t either, though there is certainly a feeding cycle to blog stories/newspaper stories – we are all sources for each other.)

We will miss you, Aaron. I guess this is one more reason to be pissed off at Courier management.