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HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) - Roger F. Coleman, a newspaper publisher in New York's Hudson Valley, has died. He was 61.

The Hudson Register-Star reports (http://bit.ly/VBLppM ) Coleman died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Kentucky on Monday.

Coleman was named publisher of the Hudson-Catskill Newspapers in 2004. The group includes the Register-Star, the Daily Mail in Catskill, and weeklies The Mountain Eagle, Windham Journal, Chatham Courier, Ravena News-Herald and Greene County News.

The Southern Illinois University graduate began his career as a motor route driver and rose through the newspaper business ranks at publications in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Coleman was chairman of the New York News Publishers Association Board of Directors, a past president of the New York Press Association and a member of the boards of the New York Press Service and New York Press Foundation.