We’re pleased to welcome several key new staff members at The Register Citizen in Torrington.
Tom Cleary has joined us as co-managing editor.
Peter Paguaga has been named sports editor.
And Kate Hartman has started work as a staff reporter covering the city hall beat in Torrington.
Cleary was most recently a breaking news reporter for the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport and part of the breaking news team that drove digital news content and managed social media accounts at Hearst’s Connecticut newspapers.
Prior to joining the Connecticut Post in December 2010, Cleary worked as a reporter for the Fairfield Citizen. He is a graduate of Fairfield University, where he was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the Fairfield Mirror. He was previously managing editor and s
ports editor of that paper.
Paguaga is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, where he served as sports editor of the Southern News.
He has worked as a freelance reporter a the Babylon Beacon and The Daily Voice in Babylon and Mamaroneck, N.Y., and served as a media intern for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey team.
For three years, Paguaga was “Sparky the Dragon,” a mascot who entertained at New York Islanders NHL games.
Hartman is a graduate of Temple University, where she concentrated in magazine writing.
She has worked as a freelance writer for Philadelphia Weekly, the Reading Eagle and the Philly Post and as an intern at Philadelphia Magazine, Barks County Living Magazine in Pennsylvania and The Hampstead and Highgate Express in London.