- Publishers Desk
From the Publisher's Desk: Sometimes, change really can be a good thing
A sea of change is upon us. I am not a proponent of change for the sake of change, but change for a well-planned progression with a defined focus and purpose is a good thing.
From the Publisher's Desk: Chores can be shared
As we all know, there are not enough hours in the day to get that growing "to do" list finished, whether it be at home or at work. We keep checking off and adding more in hopes that we will get to it, but in my case, with priorities set, some tasks just move from the scribbled-off version to the fresh one I create every few days.
From the Publisher's Desk: Residents work hard to organize community events
The logistics of holding an event can be a nightmare in that it takes really hard work to make it appear it wasn't all that much of an effort.
From the Publisher's Desk: Ice Cream Social has fun for all
Ice cream and airplanes and dancers, oh my! OWL and singers and prizes, oh my! Have I piqued your interest? The day is fast approaching to enjoy these things and so much more! From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Wilber Park in Oneonta, the second annual Ice Cream Social will take place. I invite you all to join us for a day of fun and activities, and of course, all the free ice cream you can eat.
From the Publisher's Desk: Weekly Star is coming to your homes for 2 weeks
Surprise! Bet you weren't expecting me this week, but I wanted to tell you about a bonus for home subscribers to The Daily Star for the next two Fridays.
- Thursday, May 7, 2009
From the Publisher's Desk: There are many new ways to connect with us
Some of you may trek out to your Daily Star tube early in the morning and start your day reading your local newspaper cover-to-cover over a cup of coffee. Some of you may first turn to the sports section, the classified section or start the crossword puzzle. And still others head to their computer and read the news of the day online.
- Thursday, April 2, 2009
From the Publisher's Desk: In times of stress, seek out ‘me’ time
Everywhere I turn these days, I can’t seem to escape the tirade of news on the current economic climate, our state budget woes ... and the list goes on.
- Thursday, March 19, 2009
From the Publisher's Desk: The Star isn't going anywhere
Nationally, across all industries, these are hard economic times and, as they should, the news media have covered it every step of the way. Over the past several months, many local businesses have had to make tough choices in their operations to stabilize or minimize the impact of this recession. That includes this newspaper.
- Thursday, March 5, 2009
From the Publisher's Desk: New Star features are available for readers
As in any organization, you constantly look at what you do, then take a good, hard look and ask why you do it. "Because we have always done it that way" is not a reason to continue along a path that may be a dead end. The effort put forth should produce some value in the end product.
- Thursday, February 19, 2009
From the Publisher's Desk: Jobs are available even now
Last Thursday, like many others, I attended the 2009 CDO Workforce Job Fair and Career Expo at the Holiday Inn in Oneonta.
- Thursday, February 5, 2009
From the Publisher's Desk: Opinions can be shared in many ways
Ever turned to Page 4 of our newspaper, read the editorial and strongly agreed or disagreed with the opinion? I can imagine there were times when you nodded in agreement or, conversely, thought, "What the heck were they thinking?"
- Thursday, January 22, 2009
From the Publisher's Desk: Comment away on our site
Ever get frustrated feeling there is no one place to have a healthy discussion about a pressing community issue _ especially because you already wrote a letter to the editor and the newspaper's policy says you have to wait 30 days between published letters?
- Thursday, January 8, 2009
From the Publisher's Desk: Bad luck before the new year
On New Year's Eve, I had quite the experience, and I am glad it ended my 2008 rather than kicked off my 2009. I failed to see the humor in it at the time, but as I look back, I can chuckle a little as I retell the story that many rolled in laughter about.
- Thursday, December 18, 2008
From the Publisher's Desk: Customer service is a lost art
'Tis the season to be jolly. That thought, expressed in the Christmas carol "Deck The Halls," certainly has not been evident in my experience this year
- Thursday, December 4, 2008
From the Publisher's Desk: Publisher's job involves many facets
Have you ever thought, if I were in charge, I would do this or that? Well, I have been with The Daily Star for almost a decade, the majority of that time serving as comptroller until I was promoted to publisher about a year and a half ago. I find myself in the position to change the things I did not have the authority to before and adjust to the needs of those we serve.
- Thursday, November 20, 2008
From the Publisher's Desk: Opening day offers a unique experience
This past Saturday, I was running around town doing errands, and on the radio came a song that cracks me up every time I hear it _ "Thirty Point Buck."
- Thursday, November 6, 2008
From the Publisher's Desk: Compromise is key to successful home renovation
If there is one thing I learned over the years, it is not to take on a home-improvement project with my spouse.
- Thursday, October 23, 2008
From The Publisher's Desk: News helps recall dog memories
The phrase "a dog is a man's best friend" also applied to this woman. For 13 years, my world revolved around our baby boy, Kasie, an energetic, loving Dalmatian.
- Thursday, October 9, 2008
From The Publisher's Desk: Children's needs must come first
A child's unconditional love is a precious gift, and I thank the stars above every day for my daughter, Hailey. I am fortunate to have a support system that runs deep. There is my husband, and our families and friends who will undoubtedly influence me as a parent and help determine the woman my daughter will become.
- Friday, September 26, 2008
From The Publisher's Desk: Local help by groups unnoticed
Many companies and organizations give back to our communities tenfold, and I am just astonished at how many of us, myself included, take them for granted.
- From the Publisher's Desk: Sometimes, change really can be a good thing