CT Journalism Hall of Fame: Stephen A. Collins
He later went on to become a high school correspondent for the newspaper. At the age of 32, he was named editor of the paper, earning the distinction of being the youngest editor in the state.
He later was named editorial director, a position he held until his retirement in December 1985 after more than 51 years with the newspaper. Collins was born in Danbury, and was well-known throughout the state for his pioneering work on the state Freedom of Information Act. He was a longtime SPJ FOI Chairman.
He died on Feb. 27, 1986 at the age of 69.