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When local law enforcement starts filing charges against newspaper publishers for distributing their product, we all should be a little worried.

I know I made sure to come to a full stop at every stop sign last night and put my blinker on way before I needed to.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation on littering. In all my years as a journalist, that is a first.

Town Justice Michael Muller issued the summons.

Now District Attorney Jason Carusone must prosecute it, although he wouldn’t comment whether he will on Tuesday.

What is really galling and should be of the greatest concern to all citizens is that this all seems to be at the behest of Queensbury Supervisor candidate Rachel Seeber, whose husband conveniently is an investigator for Warren County.

We deliver a paper product and sometimes it may not be done perfectly, but when politicians try to silence the work we do, we are going to fight tooth and nail.

We can’t have publishers being arrested for work we do.

Earlier this summer, one of our reporters arrived at work to find a plastic bag filled with newspapers and excrement.

These are the people we are up against.



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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