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Stop the presses…veteran newspaper man retires

May 30th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

It’s the final day on the job for a longtime newspaper man as Jan Alderton is retiring from the Cumberland Times News after  nearly 48 years. Currently the managing editor, Alderton has worked in virtually every newsroom position over the years, including brief stints as a sports reporter and editorial page editor. Alderton began his career in 1967 as a proofreader for The Cumberland News. In 1969 he was City Hall reporter for The News and in the 1970s covered the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis. He has been Times-News managing editor since 1999. He was editorial page editor from 1992 to 1999 and also served as managing editor from 1987 to 1992. Among Jan’s pet issues over the years has been an ongoing fight for government transparency and open meetings. Alderton attended Allegany College of Maryland and Frostburg State University. He and his wife, Donna, have two daughters, Linda Steele and Jennifer Krampf, and two grandchildren, Jordan Krampf and Alex Steele

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