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Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, Inc. Buys Yuma (AZ) Sun and Porterville (CA) Recorder

Yuma, AZ - May 1, 2013 - Roland McBride, Executive Vice President of Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, Inc., announced today the purchase of the Yuma (AZ) Sun and Porterville (CA) Recorder from Freedom Communications Inc.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Freedom Communications in the transaction.  Terms were not disclosed.

McBride said, “The Yuma Sun and the Porterville Recorder are newspaper organizations with longstanding reputations for quality service to their respective communities.  We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue that service, and look forward to participating in their continued success in the dynamic news gathering and dissemination industry.”

 “The Yuma Sun and Porterville Recorder are wonderful local newspapers who provide great service to their respective communities,” said  Aaron Kushner, CEO of Freedom Communications.  "We believe that the Rhode Island Suburban Newspaper group will be a strong steward of these papers and good managers for the existing teams that work so hard every day for their communities."  

For additional information contact Owen Van Essen at 505-820-2700.