Greg Hladky, the New Haven Register’s last surviving full-time Capitol reporter, normally starts the day checking the list of press conferences and hearings to cover. Tuesday he got a message to call his editor first.

Hladky did—and found out that after 28 years, he won’t be filing any more stories datelined Hartford for New Haven’s daily newspaper readers.

Hladky lost his job in what appears to be the last budget-cutting move by the Register, which like many daily newspapers is shedding reporters and editors the way snakes shed skin.

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