Veteran journalist appointed editor of the Journal

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MANCHESTER — Veteran journalist Darren Marcy has been appointed editor of the Manchester Journal.

Marcy, who formerly worked for the Rutland Herald, joined the Journal staff last week. It didn't take long for him to get his feet wet, as he covered the propane leak at Manchester Valley Industrial Park last Friday.

Marcy succeeds Greg Sukiennik, who is transitioning back to his role as Vermont Managing Editor for New England Newspapers Inc. (NENI) on a full-time basis.

Sukiennik is responsible for newsroom operations of all three of NENI's Vermont publications, including the Journal, the Bennington Banner and the Brattleboro Reformer. He will continue to report and write for the Journal as needed.

"It's good news for the Manchester Journal and the Northshire to have a qualified, experienced editor such as Darren joining our team," Sukiennik said. "We're confident that he will meet and exceed the high standards we have set for the Journal, and by doing so, serve readers and communities throughout Manchester and the mountains."

Marcy is looking forward to a return to journalism after four years away from the field, and plans to keep the Journal's focus on local news and events.

"I want the Manchester Journal to be required reading for local residents," Marcy said. "I want local residents to be looking forward to this newspaper hitting the streets every week."

Marcy's journalism career in Vermont began when he moved here in 2004 to become editor of the Vermont Journal. He joined the Rutland Herald a year later,. where he was a reporter, copy editor, online editor and blogger. His efforts providing real-time coverage of Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 via news blog at the Herald were honored by the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

"Darren brings 22 years of journalism experience, most of it spent in Vermont, to the Journal," NENI executive editor Kevin Moran said. "I've enjoyed getting to know Darren, and I know that readers will appreciate what he brings to the table — great energy and a passion for local news. He'll hit the ground running."

Before coming to Vermont, Marcy was a writer and editor at the Farmington (N.M.) Daily Times and the Portales (N.M.) News-Tribune.

He also worked as a writer for Eight Oh Two Marketing and for Vermont Real Estate Publishing.

A graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, he lives with his wife, Lori Moro, in Rutland Town with their daughters, Camilla, a seventh-grader at Rutland Town School, and Maya, a sophomore at Long Trail School in Dorset.


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