The answer is Batavia, New York.
Owens was recently the director of digital publishing at GateHouse Media. [That’s the company I work for]. Then last week, he was gone. We received a memo stating Brad Dennison was taking over Owens’ duties.
I interviewed Owens for a feature on GateHouse Media last fall for CommonWealth Magazine, a time when finances for GateHouse were perilous, but before the economy had gone off a cliff. Owens was particularly proud of the Batavian, a Web-only “paper” he had launched for GateHouse in Batavia, N.Y. (not far from GateHouse’s corporate headquarters, in Fairport), which he hoped could serve as something of a model.
Well, good luck Howard and enjoy upstate New York.