A Final Farewell to the TImes Argus Printing Press

May 28th, 2013

The Times Argus printing press was damaged in the summer of 2011 in Hurricane Irene and hasn’t been operated since. The newspaper has been printed off-site through a third-party printing company in New York state for the last two years. The publishers of the times argus recently decided to sell the building where the printing press and editorial staff have worked in Barre Vermont. The editorial staff is moving to new offices in a smaller suite in downtown Barre and the press was sold for scrap. After being moved out of the building the press sat in the parking lot for a few days where I photographed it. Many of the last plates from the day before the storm hit can be seen on the drums advertising everything from yard sales to the United Way and a headline about extreme weather in Vermont.

The Times Argus printing press, damaged in 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene, sits in the parking lot of their Barre Vermont office on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

The Times Argus printing press, damaged in 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene, sits in the parking lot of their Barre Vermont office on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

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