Two area newspapers get new publisher

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Voccio, a veteran newspaper publisher with stints in four states, has been named publisher of the Niagara Gazette and the Tonawanda News by the papers’ parent company.

Montgomery, Alabama-based Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., announced Wednesday that the 47-year-old Rhode Island native will assume his duties on Sept. 2. He has been the publisher of the Bulletin in Norwich, Connecticut.

Voccio first became a publisher 12 years ago at the CNHI-owned Herald-Banner in Greenville, Texas. He later went on to serve as publisher of the company’s newspapers in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Danville, Illinois.

CNHI owns more than 100 newspapers and other publications in 23 states, including New York, where it also owns the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, The Daily Star in Oneonta, and The Press-Republican in Plattsburgh.

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