Nationally, across all industries, these are hard economic times and, as they should, the news media have covered it every step of the way.
Over the past several months, many local businesses have had to make tough choices in their operations to stabilize or minimize the impact of this recession. That includes this newspaper.
I would venture to say that no business has been unaffected on some level, and although it's not the most positive news, it is the reality.
We've read about the federal bailouts, the stimulus package, the governor's budget proposals, companies downsizing or closing their doors, and the rising unemployment rates, just to name a few news items.
Each one of us has a unique circumstance or approach in dealing with this difficult market. I wish someone had the answers to all of our concerns, but even economists are still scratching their heads.
I do know this: we must all assess where we are and determine where we want to be and make adjustments to that end.
Since 1890, The Daily Star, as your local newspaper, has had the privilege to inform and educate on topics, pressing issues, our neighbors and local places. We've been able to do this only because of your support.
A cliche it may be, but we've been here in the past, are here now and will continue to be the most reliable and useful information source to those we serve.
Let there be no mistake that you, our loyal readers and advertisers, make what we do possible. You are the driving force behind what we do, and I thank you for your continued support.
Over the past two years as publisher of your community newspaper, I have had the opportunity to hear your feedback _ good, bad and indifferent.