Progress Newspapers Inc., Senior Voice Change Hands

By E&P Staff

Published: July 07, 2009 4:39 PM ET

CHICAGO Progress Newspapers Inc. has been sold by family owner Matthew Petersohn to Mark Barry of Kingston, N.J.-based United Publishing LLC.

Included in the transaction are The Bucks County (Pa.) Tribune; Montgomery County Progress; Sunday Telegraph; and The Far Northeast Citizen-Sentinel.

Separately, Lisa and Rick Parsons sold the 29-year-old monthly newspaper Senior Voice of Florida to Senior Publishing and Meetings Inc. of Lutz, Fla. Todd Goldman is the new publisher for the free-distribution monthly, which circulates in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties.

Baldwin, N.Y.-based Kamen & Co. Group Services brokered both sales. Terms for neither transaction were disclosed.