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Donald Bond, former Bulletin reporter, dies at 70

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published June 27. 2013 12:00PM   Updated June 27. 2013 12:57PM

Norwich (AP) — Donald Bond, a veteran reporter with The Bulletin of Norwich who was known for his exhaustive coverage of Windham County, has died at age 70.

The Bulletin reported that Bond collapsed while covering a meeting in Sterling on June 18 and never regained consciousness. He died Thursday at Providence Hospital.

A Plainfield resident, Bond spent the bulk of his 50-year career reporting on crimes, fires, local government and human interest stories throughout northeastern Connecticut. He was a frequent presence in police stations, fire houses and town halls.

Bulletin Executive Editor Jim Konrad said Bond was "a great reporter who loved the breaking stories" and trained dozens of new reporters on the basics of journalism.

Bond was known for charity work, helping organize the annual Tommy Toy Fund drive for needy children for many years.

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