The Wilton Bulletin began as just that — a four-page bulletin announcing what was happening in town — in 1937. It quickly grew into a full-fledged newspaper and is now the paper of record in this town of 18,000.
But The Bulletin is more than a newspaper. It is a multi-media source of news, social events, school and sports events, which can be accessed via print, web, digital and social media. Despite this broad reach, The Bulletin remains a local paper, continuing to focus exclusively on the news and people of Wilton.
The Bulletin and its staff have won many journalism and public service awards over the years. It is the media sponsor of the popular musical group Acoustic Wilton and each spring salutes our armed forces with its Memorial Day supplement that includes pictures of hundreds of Wilton veterans.
The Wilton Bulletin newsroom is located at 16 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877. It can be reached at 203-894-3330.
Jeannette Ross, EditorJeannette Ross joined The Wilton Bulletin as editor in November 2009. She has been associated with Hersam Acorn Newspapers since joining The Lewisboro Ledger as a reporter in 1989. She was editor of The Ledger from 1991 through 1993. In the intervening years she has been a freelance writer and editor of the Hersam Acorn Answerbooks. She has won numerous awards of excellence from the New York Press Association and New England Newspaper and Press Association, most recently first place for best human interest feature story in 2012 for weekly newspapers with a circulation under 6,000. She won second place in the same category in 2011.
Ms. Ross has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Pace University and a master’s degree in radio-television-film from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
Kendra Baker, Reporter
Kendra Baker is a general assignment reporter for the Wilton Bulletin. She has worked as a freelancer for the Redding Pilot and as an intern for the New Haven Independent. Kendra graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in psychology.
Tony Spinelli, Reporter
Tony Spinelli is a reporter for The Wilton Bulletin. Previously he was a reporter for sister publication The Ridgefield Press. Before working for The Press, Tony was a regular correspondent for the Hersam Acorn newspapers including The Press.
He is a former staff writer of the Bridgeport Post-Telegram newspapers, Connecticut Post and the Valley Independent Sentinel, and also was a regular correspondent for AOL/Patch in Fairfield County. He has won many Society of Professional Journalists awards for his writing and reporting.
A native of Bridgeport, he attended local colleges the University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University, from 1978 to 1982, and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is also a graduate of the former Interarts academy, majoring in music.
His hobbies include writing and producing contemporary music for self-publication and he holds a Third Degree Black Belt in Hapkido.
JB Cozens, Sports Editor
JB Cozens is sports editor for the Wilton Bulletin. Previously he was Sports editor for the Lewisboro Ledger since 1993 and assistant sports editor at the Wilton Bulletin since 1996. Prior to that, was assistant editor for the Lewisboro Ledger, reporter for the Wilton Bulletin, sports editor for the Ridgefield Press, reporter for the Redding Pilot. Graduate of the University of Missouri and Ridgefield High School.