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

Stroughs in court

Queensbury Supervisor John Strough has his charge dismissed, while his wife Chris pleads guilty to a violation, in May in Glens Falls City Court. From left, prosecutor Linda Griggs of the Albany County District Attorney's Office; the Stroughs' attorney, E. Stuart Jones; John Strough and Chris Strough are seen.

Queensbury Supervisor John Strough announced he would run for another term as supervisor this week, but what stunned me was his criticism of this newspaper for covering the news.

Strough was critical of The Post-Star for covering the arrest and prosecution of him and his wife on election fraud charges last year.

That was news, significant news.

It is rare that a sitting supervisor gets arrested, so when it happens we write about it.

When Thurman’s supervisor was arrested a number of years ago, we covered the arrest, trial and sentencing.

When a county supervisor was arrested for DWI last year, we wrote about it.

I’m not sure in what universe Strough is living where he thinks his actions as a sitting supervisor doesn’t merit news coverage.

“People say they were out to get me (Republicans) and the paper went along with it,” Strough told a Post-Star reporter.

No, we reported the news and included his side of the story.

I’d also like to remind Strough that The Post-Star editorial board endorsed him in the last election.

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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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