Isaac Avilucea is now covering courts and schools at The (Torrington, Conn.) Register Citizen.

The North Adams Transcript fired Avilucea in October after he quoted a high-school athlete saying her old school was like “the movie ‘Mean Girls.’ ”

The Transcript is owned by MediaNewsGroup. The Register Citizen is owned by 21st Century Media, formerly known as Journal Register Company. Both companies are managed by Digital First Media. In an email to Poynter Thursday, Avilucea said he was at his "14-day anniversary" at the paper. "So I still have time to break my record," he wrote. He was at the Transcript for 18 days.