March 2, 2009

From Staff Reports

I noticed Saturday that the Journal seemed behind on reporting the approaching conclusion of the Shirley Kinge case.

I picked up this morning's Journal, and noticed the headline at the top of the front page: "Judge to decide damages owed by state to Shirley Kinge". Good. It's an ugly 20-year-old story whose conclusion should be noted.

Then I noticed the byline - "From Staff Reports". "From Staff Reports"? In the past that's often meant a gently reheated press release. This article is all right, and to be fair it's announcing the start of a hearing, but it's really strange to see the "no real reporter covering this news" byline on the top line of a local front page story.

At least they reported it, I guess. Maybe they've run out of ink and energy from years of covering it in depth?

Posted by simon at March 2, 2009 8:52 AM in , ,
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yvette seldin said:


I am looking for a connection to the Ellis family of Dryden. I hope you can help me? The person I am looking for is Elethina Ellis Tuttle, she married Ranson. She was born in 1788 and to Herkimer Co. when she was about 5. She died in Salisbury. I want to know which Ellis family she was from? If you cannot help me please refer me to the town historian. Yvette Seldin