The loss of journalism hurts us all, but this one was personal

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa I was going to write a column for this week about how bad the state legislature is and how lousy the May referendum question is on the governor’s emergency powers, but to be honest, those are topics I could write about any time. I’m a bit in a rush to get this done this week because I have to be out of town this weekend: a college friend and fellow...

Without an engaged media, no one is watching out for you

Lies, ‘Fake news’ can’t become the new normal By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Friday night, I had honor of gathering to mourn the virtual death of a small town newspaper — The Suburban Trends — after its purchase by Gannett and subsequent layoff of the vast majority of its staff. We met in a small place in Bloomingdale, N.J., hometown to current GOP power player Mike DuHaime...

Bike path opposition doesn’t add up

Walking away now would be an expensive mistake By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Looks like there’s going to be some furor over East Marlborough’s bike path project at Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. You may recall the board of supervisors was split on continuing funding design of the project, but on a split vote, backed spending to complete the design. Forget for second...