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George Vecsey Steps Back From Regular Contributions to The New York Times

George Vecsey is stepping away from his regular duties at the New York Times after 30 years. Today he wrote his final regular column for the paper, stating, “I love being a lifer at The New York Times, but a few things have convinced me that it is time to step back (not using the R-word) and write for the paper occasionally.”

In the column Vecsey recalls some of his favorite moments covering sports for the Times, and offers a glimpse into what he’ll be doing next:

I plan to do stuff with my wife, Marianne, who has seen her considerable painting talent hemmed in by my columnist obsession long enough, and I plan to sometimes emulate my spiritual cousin John Lennon and watch the wheels go round and round. I am blessed with loyal readers, and regular e-mail correspondents from around the world. Everything is good.

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