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Register-Star celebrating 230 years in print

Nov 27, 2015 6:00 am
Roger Hannigan Gilson is reporting in the Register-Star the paper is now 230 years old, making it the second-oldest paper still in print nationwide. The paper is only a few months older than the Poughkeepsie Journal. The Register-Star has undergone many incarnations since it was founded as The Hudson Gazette in April 1785, by Ashbel Stoddard and Charles Webster. The Gazette began as a weekly publication. The paper ceased publication for more than 20 years, but was revived in 1824. The Hudson Daily Register was founded immediately after the Civil War and nearly a century later purchased The Star and the Register-Star was born in 1952. The Register-Star was bought by the Johnson Newspaper Corporation in 1997. The paper began operating from a building located at the corner of Fourth and Warren streets in 1861, where it remained until Columbia-Greene Media moved its offices to the corner of Green and State streets in 2012. To celebrate its history, the Register-Star will publish various historic pages in its print edition, and the county's top 25 athletes will be featured in the sports section through the end of the year. Read the full story in The Register-Star.