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posticon Lansing Star May End in December

Opinions | Friday, November 20, 2020 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Editorial

A Letter From The Editor

Dear Lansing Star Readers,

I planned to retire at a certain age, a reasonable age in the grand scheme of things. I am five years past that goal, so I am going to finish out this year and then say farewell to the Lansing Star. You may have noticed the 'for sale' sign on our front page. We have been trying to sell it, and I am hoping that some enterprising person or people will want to continue this community newspaper. So far we have had a couple of nibbles, but no bites. So I can't say definitively that the last issue of the Star will be on December 18th, but I can say that it will be my own last issue.

My wife Karen and I have published the Lansing Star for almost 15 1/2 years. I had experience in online publishing, having previously worked for AOL (I was there during the infamous AOL/TIme Warner debacle). We both missed the Lansing Community News when that newspaper shut down in 2000, and five years later we decided to start a new newspaper, online only. Karen said our new newspaper should be an online Main Street for a community that doesn't have a physical main street, and that is what we have striven to provide.

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posticon Thoughts - Casey Interviews Casey on the ELection Aftermath

Opinions | Friday, November 20, 2020 | By Casey Stevens Print
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Caseythoughts My political wakening, or perhaps nativity, was in 1964 back in the Dark Ages. That was the publishing date of a tome entitled "The Unmaking of a Mayor" by William F. Buckley. Buckley is credited with the birth of the conservative movement in the late 1950's and this was your father's conservative party, not the bastardization of a concept that calls itself "conservative" today.

Anyway, Buckley's book was about his serious (but tinged with humor) run for mayor of New York City against John Lindsay (the Hollywood-esque New Man of the New Republicans) and Abraham Beame. Buckley won 12% of the vote but his real contribution was the book. He had brought humor and unpolitical common sense to a very jaded America and the book was something of a primer for a demolished national Republican party and the coming Nixon/Reagan conservatism.

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posticon A Letter From NYS Senator Pam Helming

Opinions | Friday, November 20, 2020 | By Pamela A. Helming Print
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mailmanTo the Editor:

Thank you to the voters of the 54th District for reelecting me to serve and represent them in the New York State Senate. I am honored and humbled by your overwhelming support. Thank you as well to our local elections commissioners and staff, election inspectors, poll workers and volunteers who make the electoral process work.

There are many important challenges we face at the state level, challenges that have been made all the more difficult because of the impacts of the pandemic. Every person is living with some level of uncertainty, whether it concerns their future employment, their children’s education, their aging parents’ health, or the essential community services they rely on.

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