Award-winning New England regional cites poor profitability.
Regional title New England Watershed, which published only nine issues since it launched in 2006, has officially folded. The magazine, which featured news stories, poetry and photos canvassing the area of the Connecticut River watershed (stretching from Canada to Long Island Sound, spanning Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut), stopped production last fall.
"It comes down to finances," New England Watershed publisher Russell Powell told Massachusetts' Daily Hampshire Gazette newspaper. "We had a strong critical success but we were not able to translate that into profitability."
New England Watershed was named best new magazine in 2006 in Utne Readers' annual Independent Press Awards.