Donna Donovan's tearful goodbye

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huntz hall

Syracuse, NY

#1 Mar 23, 2014
It was sickening to read in today's OD all the politicians who bid Donna a sad goodbye in retirement. Reading about the politicians (past & present) saying what a great job she did when really she gave them all a free pass...never once taking them to task on the increasing sales & property taxes over the years and the political shenanigans some of them engaged in and the appointments to office for their friends. Yeah, she did a good job as publisher...covering all the fluff pieces instead of getting to real investigative reporting. Your political friends will miss you Donna.
P Julitzer

Utica, NY

#2 Mar 23, 2014
Self introspection becomes more truthful as one ages.
One can continue attempting to fool others, but , fooling one's self is a fool's errand.
Utica Doria

Utica, NY

#3 Mar 23, 2014
Yup
Utica Doria

Utica, NY

#4 Mar 23, 2014
Once I sent a letter and it got edited down to one sentence. The one sentence, taken out of context of course, didn't make any sense and my name was attached. NO swearing, just my opinion, which didn't agree with their agenda. I called to bitch and got the " we reserve the right to edit" bs.
Utica Doria

Utica, NY

#5 Mar 23, 2014
Forgot to add. I told them thats one of the reasons I left ootica doriia in the 80's, which they didn't like. Look at them now...
New Hartford Cupcake Face

Utica, NY

#9 Mar 23, 2014
The OD wrote:
She will be sadly missed. Good luck in retirement and thanks for 40 years of service Donna.
Of course she will be missed... by all of the Friends, Family, Politicians and Not For Profit profiteers who she coddled and allow to fleece this area into oblivion and irrelevancy.

The OD under her watch made lying to protect the guilty an art form.
od riggies

New Hartford, NY

#10 Mar 23, 2014
Yes I like how Donovan is always bitching about public employee pensions & benefits. But it was ok for her hubby who worked at the Dept. of Labor as the regional manager to collect those same bennies. Pataki gave him the job. Donovan was really impartial when covering Pataki. Yep, she sure was. How do u define hypocrite?
P Julitzer

Utica, NY

#12 Mar 23, 2014
The only tears shed were Donovan's.
Know it all just ask her

Utica, NY

#14 Mar 23, 2014
The new owners were getting rid of her and now she decides to retire.
od riggies

New Hartford, NY

#15 Mar 23, 2014
The way it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Everyone's personal agenda is self serving including yours!!
Eat my shorts, jerk off
Big Foot

New Hartford, NY

#17 Mar 23, 2014
Publisher retires because she knows the printed copy of the paper will no longer be. O. D. wont replace her with full time publisher.They will have some publisher from another paper work there part time.
disgusting

Herkimer, NY

#18 Mar 24, 2014
Just read the online comments by Dave Dudajek. Never saw someone kiss butt so bad. To all of Donna's cronies at the newspaper, "Look out" The Gatehouse broom is coming to clean you out.
Songbird

Cold Brook, NY

#19 Mar 24, 2014
Please take john p with you......
Only in CNY

Utica, NY

#20 Mar 24, 2014
Thanks for nothing, Donna.

Your lack of intellectual curiosity and absence of investigative journalism served the public interest...NOT!
huntz hall

Durhamville, NY

#21 Mar 24, 2014
The only politician the OD ever came down hard on was Ed Hanna...his second reign during the 90's. And the only reason they did because he reduced the fat & waste from the UFD at the time and his clashes with Rotundo on the UPD. And Hanna wasn't afraid of stepping on the other power brokers at the time who were only collecting a paycheck....Ray Meier, Eannace, LaPolla, Destito, Boehlert, Griffo...all Donna's butthole friends who wished her a happy retirement.
Pat Jizinski

Whitesboro, NY

#23 Mar 24, 2014
In that beautiful (just kidding) spread in the OD, which one of the 2 kids was the one who doesnt know how to drive straight when he's drunk?
hmmm

New Hartford, NY

#24 Mar 24, 2014
disgusting wrote:
Just read the online comments by Dave Dudajek. Never saw someone kiss butt so bad. To all of Donna's cronies at the newspaper, "Look out" The Gatehouse broom is coming to clean you out.
He's a limpdick and always has been. Stupid, boring and a butt kisser.
Spot on

Utica, NY

#25 Mar 24, 2014
huntz hall wrote:
The only politician the OD ever came down hard on was Ed Hanna...his second reign during the 90's. And the only reason they did because he reduced the fat & waste from the UFD at the time and his clashes with Rotundo on the UPD. And Hanna wasn't afraid of stepping on the other power brokers at the time who were only collecting a paycheck....Ray Meier, Eannace, LaPolla, Destito, Boehlert, Griffo...all Donna's butthole friends who wished her a happy retirement.
Exactly! Our area owes Donna a word of thanks for her contribution to the demise of our area by not performing any investigative journalism or not exposing any of the rampant corruption in the political ivory tower. Thanks Donna!(sarcasm intended)
Rainy day feelings

Ashburn, VA

#26 Mar 24, 2014
Rainy days & Mondays always get me down.
Dirty little secret

Long Island City, NY

#32 Mar 25, 2014
huntz hall wrote:
It was sickening to read in today's OD all the politicians who bid Donna a sad goodbye in retirement. Reading about the politicians (past & present) saying what a great job she did when really she gave them all a free pass...never once taking them to task on the increasing sales & property taxes over the years and the political shenanigans some of them engaged in and the appointments to office for their friends. Yeah, she did a good job as publisher...covering all the fluff pieces instead of getting to real investigative reporting. Your political friends will miss you Donna.
Absolutely, well said.

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