September 27, 2023

This is Trish McGee.

The date and the title, The Evening Enterprise, are significant as I am continuing my family’s legacy in the newspaper industry in Kent County. My great-grandfather L. Bates Russell Sr. launched his newspaper, The Enterprise, on September 27 in 1893.

Though my great-grandfather died in 1942 — on his 76th birthday — The Enterprise, under the editorship of his son Harry S.  Russell, continued until 1955, when it was absorbed by the Kent County News. Uncle Harry joined the News’ staff, ultimately serving as editor, and brought many of The Enterprise‘s features with him.

I joined the Kent County News in December 1985, officially retired at the end of September 2022 and continued to contribute until August of this year. Hired initially all those years ago to write sports, I retired with the title of editor.

Continuing my passion for sports,  The Evening Enterprise will spotlight our local athletes — from youth leagues, Kent County High School and my alma mater Washington College. 

The Evening Enterprise also will have what I call the “nuts and bolts” of a community paper, such as a weekly police blotter, marriage licenses and building permits.

There is no subscription fee.

Feel free to send me news releases about your event as well as story ideas. To see how to share information, see the contact form on The Evening Enterprise’s home page.

Thank you for reading.

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