C. Peter Jorgensen died of cancer at his home in Tunbridge, Vt., on Sept. 25 at age 68.
He grew up in Arlington, Mass., where he joined the auxiliary fire department when he was 18.
During college he and friends ran a Boston news photo agency that supplied fire and emergency services photos to wire services and local newspapers.
He and his wife Kathryn, a Boston University journalism master’s program classmate, bought The Arlington Advocate in 1969. When they sold their company in 1986 they had six suburban weekly newspapers.