Buel told Eskenazi: "One of my business partners and I had a series of disagreements and he owns more of the paper than I. So he thought it was best we part ways … This has been building for quite some time. But it came to a head a couple of weeks ago at which time I took some vacation. I was formally dismissed yesterday."
Buel said he retains "a mighty 13%" of the paper.
Managing editor Kathleen Richards and staff writer Robert Gammon will take over as co-editors, according to Eskenazi's report