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Longtime Conn. Sports Editor Dies

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Longtime Conn. Sports Editor Dies

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Harold Charles (Hal) Levy, a longtime sportswriter and executive editor for Shore Line Newspapers, died July 24 in Middletown, Conn. Levy, 61, had been battling liver cancer.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Levy served in the Army after college before becoming sports editor of the Groton News in 1975. In 1978, after brief spells as the managing editor of the Wallingford Post and the North Haven Post, Levy became executive sports editor of the Shore Line Newspapers, a group of weekly papers serving coastal communities in Connecticut, including Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, East Haven, and Guilford.

"Hal Levy was the first person I called when I was first named executive editor of Shore Line Newspapers in 1978 with a mandate to make them the best weekly newspapers in New England," John Peterson, former president and publisher of the Shore Line Newspapers told the Pictorial Gazette of Old Lyme/Old Saybrook. "We went from no sports to being repeatedly recognized as the best weekly sports section in New England, all because of Hal. …

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