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Sam Pollak

August 21, 2011

I only made 5 bucks a week, but the benefits were incredible


Time's running out for seeing the Oneonta Historical Society's exhibit of Chief Photographer Julie Lewis' 30 years of incredible work at The Daily Star. These outstanding photos at the 183 Main St. gallery come down Sept. 10.


I've mentioned my career, and Julie's, and it's with genuine sadness that I have one more to discuss.

Longtime Cooperstown-based reporter Tom Grace is retiring from The Daily Star, and everyone here who has had the pleasure of being associated with him isn't at all happy about it.

Tom has been the consummate fair-minded, hard-working, talented and courageous reporter that any newspaper would cherish. His "Uncle Chet" columns have entertained as they have informed, and I'm going to miss them.

Moreover, I'm going to miss Tom, who happens to be a very good guy. Rumor has it that he's thinking of dipping a toe into the political waters. Well, if honesty and integrity have a place in politics, Tom Grace will do very well, indeed.

Sam Pollak is the editor of The Daily Star. He can be reached at or at (607) 432-1000, ext. 208.

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