HUGHESTOWN — The Sunday Dispatch building has been sold.
Times Leader Media Group Publisher Mike Murray said on Thursday the building at 109 New St. in Hughestown, just outside Pittston, is too big, and “we’re looking to hopefully find a place downtown.”
The Dispatch was the first newspaper in the area to have an offset printing press, according to Times Leader Media Group Managing Editor Dotty Martin. But for many years now, printing of the Times Leader, the Dispatch and the media group’s other weeklies has been done at the company’s press building on Market Street in Wilkes-Barre.
“The important thing is we’re not leaving town,” Murray said. “If anything, we’re trying to get closer to downtown (Pittston). With the resurgence going on, we’re excited about being part of the downtown.”
Dispatch staff will continue working at the current site until a new office is found, Murray said.
“We’re not closing our doors. Life goes on at the Dispatch,” he said. “Nothing changes.”
In addition to the Times Leader and the Sunday Dispatch, the media group consists of the Abington Journal, the Dallas Post and the Weekender. All of the publications are owned by Civitas Media.
Reach the Sunday Dispatch newsroom at 570-655-1418 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.