Ellen Beveridge was, in my experience, one of the most important people in the lives of regular folk living in Trumbull, Shelton, Monroe, Easton and their neighboring communities for more than 40 years, yet relatively few people were aware of her. She didn't mind; I think she was satisfied fulfilling a role that few others did, and certainly not at her level or standards.
Ellen was the social editor of the Trumbull Times and, as the Hometown Publications territory expanded, so did her role - to the Monroe Courier, then the Easton Courier and the Huntington Herald, where I came into her realm. I was merely 25 when I became the first Herald editor. I already had plenty of writing experience, but I didn't know page layout (a laborious process at the time, yet a critical job responsibility).