By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2011 - 2:33 pm
Former Daily Star reporter Patricia Breakey, who was among several editorial staffers laid off last month by the newspaper. Photo courtesy of Breakey; used with permission. On February 11, the Oneonta Daily Star – the only daily print newspaper that... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 - 2:34 pm
In the NY Daily News yesterday: An editorial urging the city to buy every last possible scrap of land in the Catskill-Delaware watershed, to forestall the massive cost of another filtration plant like the one recently built to handle water from the Croton... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 - 2:11 pm
The Bovina History blog has a tidbit today proving that -- alas -- the fine art of community newspaper writing has suffered since its nineteenth-century glory days. Ray LaFever writes: In February 1880, the winter was the subject of discussion, as it is... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 - 5:41 pm
Hinchey caught on tape by YNN telling Freeman reporter William Kemble to "shut up." Over the weekend, Daily Freeman correspondent William J. Kemble catapulted to fame among political wonks nationwide when he and Congressman Maurice Hinchey came close to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 - 7:58 pm
When newspapers die, there's no headstone to mark their passing. But I'd like to imagine that somewhere in the Catskill mountains, in a clearing on a hillside ringed with a crumbling stone wall, there's a little plot where mourning readers can pay their... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 - 4:00 pm
WGXC reports that the Daily Mail's newly-purchased Greene County News -- formerly the Greene County Local Courier -- now has a website. The new site looks great, as you can see above. But there is one odd bug: That photo appeared on the front photo round... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 3:19 pm
A few weeks ago, Daily Freeman publisher Ira Fusfeld announced on WGHQ radio that his Kingston-based newspaper is considering closing its local printing press and mailroom to save money. In a post on his Publisher's blog a week later, Fusfeld tried to... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, May. 27, 2010 - 9:29 am
Small-town newspaper articles usually begin with a sober account of the news. But today, Windham Journal staff writer Michael Ryan broke the mold and decided to start an article about municipal improvements in the town of Ashland with a little more pow: ... Read more


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