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We mobilized all the resources at our disposal this past weekend to cover one of the biggest stories of the year – high school graduations.

That’s how it works at a small-town newspaper.

Over three days, reporters, editors and sportswriters were deployed all across the region to cover the latest crop of high school graduates.

Nothing was more important.

We ran facing pages of graduation coverage on both Saturday and Sunday. And when we had one of our free lancers stand us up, two members of the staff jumped in to do double duty.

Whether you knew a high school graduate this year or not, nothing beats the smiling faces of our children as they complete one phase of their lives and begin to embark on another.

We’ve always taken a lot of pride in our coverage of graduations. I’ve always been surprised that more newspapers don’t devote more resources to this event.

It’s big-time news.

We’ve always believed that and treated it accordingly.



Ken Tingley is Editor of The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y. and writes a regular blog called "The Front Page."

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