The Greenwich Journal and Salem Press (New York) is ceasing to publish following the death of owner Craig Phalen, the Times Union reported.

Phalen died at age 44 Oct. 21, the paper reported. Phalen and his wife Meghan bought the paper in 2014. “On Monday, October 21, my husband passed away suddenly,” Meghan Phalen wrote in the last edition. “He was young, too young, but his big heart simply gave out. My heart feels like it nearly gave out as well, and now I am left to face the future alone.”

“We have financially supported the paper for years,” Meghan Phalen wrote.

The paper launched as The Journal Press in 1842.

“We're hoping to find someone to take it over,” said daughter Cait Johnson

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