It is popular in the news business to do countdowns of the top stories. The Post-Star will be publishing recaps of some of the top stories of the year. Starting today and continuing until the end of 2017, I will be counting down the top stories on the city beat.
No: 10. End of an era:
This story hits close to home. The Post-Star presses went silent after the Oct. 23 was printed. After repeated mechanical breakdowns, the management of the Lee Enterprises-owned publication decided to start printing off site. It entered into a contract with The Daily Gazette in Schenectady.
It has been a little bit of a learning curve. Printing the paper in Schenectady has meant earlier deadlines for news copy and a tighter time frame for the carriers to deliver the paper. The transition has not been entirely smooth.
Among the advantages is the newer press of the Gazette allows for a crisper print product and color photographs on every page.
The Post-Star began in 1909 when The Morning Post acquired The Morning Star.
The Iowa-based Lee Enterprises acquired the paper after merging with Howard Publications.