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Newsprint vendor sues Tampa Bay Times over defaulted $340K debt

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A newsprint vendor is suing the Tampa Bay Times, claiming the paper owes more than $340,000 in debt from the acquisition of the Tampa Tribune last year. Emails submitted in the suit show a story of increasing disarray with vendors at the 121-year-old Trib leading up to the May 2016 purchase. In April 2015, the Tribune issued a promissory note to Boise Packaging acknowledging an unpaid debt of nearly $600,000 for newsprint. Boise Packaging is a subsidiary of Packaging Corporation…

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Tampa Bay Times to begin printing its rival paper, Tampa Tribune

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In a strange bedfellows sort of partnership, The Tampa Bay Times announced Tuesday they will begin printing the Tampa Tribune, their rival paper. As part of a five-year contract with Tampa Media Group, the Times will begin its transition toward printing the Tribune this month. That also includes the Tribune’s affiliate publications Centro, Highlands Today and The Suncoast News as well as its commercial printing partners, the New York Post and the MacDill Thunderbolt, which is printed weekly for MacDill…

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