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Ken Tingley
An upstate view of the world from retired Post-Star editor Ken Tingley.
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  • People looking for leadership
    03 Dec 2021about 9 hours ago • 4 min read • 2 3
    The Front Page Morning Update Friday, December 3, 2021 By Ken Tingley One of the leaders I criticized in my newsletter this week contacted me Thursday. Bob Henke, the Argyle town supervisor and renown...
  • As people get sick and die, there is no local leadership
    01 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 5 18
    The Front Page Morning Update Wednesday, December 1, 2021 By Ken Tingley This may be a moment when we want to contemplate leadership. What is it, how it can shape our communities, and maybe most impor...
  • Need a laugh? Check out the penguins
    28 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 6
    The Front Page Morning Update Sunday, November 28, 2021 By Ken Tingley Christmas Day came early for me this year. I got to walk with the penguins in San Antonio, Texas. Over the years, I have visited ...
  • Local journalism under attack
    25 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 6
    The Front Page Morning Update Happy Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25, 2021 By Ken Tingley The news Tuesday morning was bleak if you believe in journalism and democracy. Lee Enterprises, which counts...
  • A few make the most noise on Twitter
    23 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 4
    The Front Page Morning Update November 23, 2021 By Ken Tingley Most of Rep. Elise Stefanik’s constituents probably don’t know that she is a prolific user of Twitter. Honestly, I don’t know where she g...
  • Virus at its worst in Warren, Washington counties
    21 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 4
    The Front Page Morning Update Sunday, November 21, 2021 By Ken Tingley It has been four weeks since the Adirondack Thunder sold out its hockey home opener. It was a great moment to see the Civic Cente...
  • `Belfast:’ The legacy of leaving
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    The Front Page Morning Update Friday, November 19, 2021 By Ken Tingley It is family lore that on a crisp Belfast evening in 1955, my father and two of his shipmates - possibly full of drink - parked t...
  • What did you think of `Storm Lake’
    17 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 4
    The Front Page Morning Update Wednesday, November 17, 2021 By Ken Tingley When John Cullen reviews the monthly finances of the Storm Lake Times, he casually mentions he no longer takes a salary. “I’m ...
  • Storm Lake will get your attention
    15 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 4 3
    The Front Page Morning Update Sunday, November 14, 2021 By Ken Tingley Filmmaker Joyce Levison is like many other people who never gave their local newspaper much thought. “They don’t think about thei...
  • Stefanik should lead fight for community journalism
    12 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 15
    The Front Page Morning Update Saturday, November 13, 2021 By Ken Tingley The Ithaca Journal announced this week it would be delivered by mail beginning next month. It blamed the labor shortage but new...
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