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The “Good Times Dispatch” began in 1952 as a Boy Scout troop project and was initially called “The Good Turn Daily.” When the Kent Boy Scouts got in trouble with the national organization for carrying ads from liquor stores, veteran AP reporters and husband-and-wife team John and Jane Greene took over stewardship of the little paper, changing the name to “The Good Times Dispatch,” or as it was affectionately known: The G.T.D.
The Greenes ran the paper out of their home on Bluff Road in Kent. The Greenes insisted on covering town affairs and quickly ran into resistance from the town’s many boards and commissions that often went into “executive session” in order to avoid being reported on.
Due to the Greenes’ persistence, The G.T.D. had a significant role in Connecticut’s General Assembly adopting its Freedom of Information Law. The newspaper and its editors gained a reputation well beyond the confines of Kent…