The new website and additional daily postings has been a tremendous success. According to web-guru Son Devin, the number of visitors to waynetimes.com has skyrocketed. The daily postings (sometimes as often as 3-4 times per day) allow us to bring our readers more news faster!
Last week an irate reader left an anonymous phone message stating she was “disgusted” with the story and picture of a poor cute deer taken by the 14 year-old boy. She said she would never read the Times again! Too bad, she is going to miss the new “HUNTING NEWS” feature (see page 26) with more pictures and stories about hunting.
I find it amazing that people eat their hamburgers, wear their leather belts, read about all the atrocities of what people do to each other in the Law & Order pages, then get upset with hunters and pictures of their prey. They tune into the TV news and see all kinds of gruesome pictures and video and never bat an eye.
This is Wayne County, not New York City. Without hunting, the deer population would go ballistic and there would be far more deer/car collisions. Starvation would produce harsh, lingering deaths on the deer population.
We seriously begin to lay out many of the pages early Friday for printing early on Saturday morning. Obituaries often fill the page and we continue putting them in right up to the last moment. That is why we sometimes have to reduce the print size on the page to squeeze them all in (see page 20). That is also why we have not been able to put obituary pictures in the printed edition. Remember, we do not charge for Wayne County related obituaries. We are able, with the new online format, to include pictures with obituaries at waynetimes.com. We update obituaries on the website as we receive them.
Readers will see many stories on the website that are either ‘breaking news’ or are simply not able to make it to the printed pages. We are a for-profit business (a dirty phrase in today’s liberal settings) in a very tough environment and must watch budgets.
If anyone is interested in seeing the second 600,000+ lb. transformer make its way through the back roads in Macedon, the second move is scheduled for Monday. According to Macedon Town Engineer Scott Allen: “We will be hauling the final transformer on Monday, 10/22. We will have the same plan as last time. We all need to meet at the rail siding in Macedon next to St. Patrick’s Cemetery at 7 a.m. on the 22nd. We will have a safety meeting at 7:30 with all parties involved. Once the meeting is over we will begin the move.”
The anti-negative letter and ad restrictions on campaign letters seems to be working. Not only has it cut down on the bull, but most actually appreciate our stand. Yeah!
Not all weird acts are criminal. The lady (possibly intoxicated) on the commuter bus from Rochester who pulled her pants down and peed at the back of the bus was not arrested. Bus patrons exited the bus as a flow of urine traveled down the aisle while in Macedon.She was, however, taken in for a mental health check-up.