Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

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March 26, 2020

My second job out of college was editing a weekly newspaper, The Honeoye Falls Times, in a village outside Rochester, NY. That was 1962, light- years ago. Today, in the Age of Internet, I still appreciate the homespun quality of hometown newspapers. The Gazette provides meaningful information to a sparse rural population.

Sadly, many small newspapers are either failing outright or are being gobbled up by faceless corporations. In contrast, I like what I’m seeing at the Gazette. It appears that Free Press Publishing and Roger Harnack, your new publisher, will continue to monitor and report...

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