Here are what I thought were Littwin's best words:
"A newspaper isn't meant to stand the test of time. It's meant to be true to that day, that moment. We talk in terms of stories. The Rocky lived. It breathed. It captured sounds and signs and loud, disturbing, private noises - the noise of the workday world and the world people tried to keep secret from the rest of us."
That last phrase is what I fear the most about losing one of the two newspapers that competed against each other every day to uncover those secrets and share them with readers. The competiton had to make each reporter and photographer work harder to produce the best possible product.