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A reader left a comment Thursday morning that had some ominous tones directed at me personally.

The comment was posted on our story about the resignation of Queensbury town attorney John Aspland from his leadership position on the Queensbury Republican Committee.

Here is what it said:

Ken Tingley better hope that he doesn't have anything in his path that can come back to haunt him. If a newspaper editor is going start attacking peoples character and ethics, then he'd better hope that incident from a long time ago doesn't come to light. Especially, in this case. Where a lawyer has access to investigators who can dig up that incident.”

Was it a warning?

Was it a threat?

What is so stunning is that someone would ignore the essential right and wrong nature of the issue. Political parties are influencing the decisions of elected officials in the town of Queensbury by using hardball tactics intended to derail the public service of good people.

All you have to do is review what has happened to Tony Metivier.

Phone records

On another front, since Aspland made accusations about the integrity of the Post-Star reporter who called him for comment, we checked her phone records.

It just so happens that we have a new phone system that provides a phone log.

It confirmed that calls were made to Aspland’s office for comment and they were not returned.



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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