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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on Retirement of Cynthia Simison, Longtime Republican Writer and Editor and First Woman to serve as Executive Editor

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno wishes Cynthia Simison, aka ‘Madame Baseball!’, a happy and healthy retirement after a very distinguished career with The Republican Newspaper that started back in 1977. Simison, a longtime Republican Newspaper writer, columnist and editor, took over as Executive Editor in 2020, becoming the first woman to lead the newspaper in its nearly 200-year history.

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to congratulate and thank Cynthia for her years of dedication and service to our Springfield community – as a journalist and editor, she was a consummate professional, always fair and respectful in her reporting.  I always enjoyed our conversations.  Her distinguished career with the Republican Newspaper spanned over five decades, with the last three years serving as Executive Editor and being the first woman to lead our local newspaper in its nearly 200-year history – another Springfield first!  Congratulations Cynthia.  On behalf of the city of Springfield, I wish you continued good health and success and looking forward to working with you still as we celebrate the Republican’s upcoming 200th anniversary in 2024.”

Mayor Sarno also congratulated and welcomed incoming Executive Editor Larry Parnass.

Mayor Sarno stated, “Congratulations to Larry Parnass on being named the new Executive Editor for our Springfield Republican Newspaper.  I had reached out to Mr. Parnass to congratulate him and welcome him to Springfield, and I am looking forward to working with him as he begins this next chapter of his well-established career in journalism.”  


Photo Credit:  The Republican Newspaper

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