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In the past month, we at Eagle Newspapers have put ourselves under the microscope, as every business does when times are tight. This self-evaluation has led to some wonderful discoveries as well as a greater awareness of some tough realities. And it has caused us to take necessary action, which has been publicized and speculated upon on Syracuse.com.
When I was a young editor of the Eagle Bulletin in the mid-1990s, Hamilton Armstrong initially treated me as a know-nothing. On several occasions, he called to belittle my editorial opinions, or question why I wasn’t following up on a story he felt deserved coverage. His phone calls, like his letters, could be harsh.
Fifteen years ago, before popular DeWitt Supervisor Jim Guyette died in office, he recruited Ed Michalenko to run for the DeWitt Town Board. On Tuesday night, Michalenko celebrated his own re-election to the DeWitt supervisor post while wearing a “Re-elect Jim Guyette” t-shirt, the same shirt he has worn each election night since his friend and mentor passed away in 1996.