Donna Donovan's tearful goodbye
huntz hall

Syracuse, NY

#54 Mar 28, 2014
I think we can all agree that whoever gets her old job, it's someone new to the area with no allegiance to the local power brokers. God forbid they give it to someone like Dudajek or some other high ranking minion thats been there awhile. They'll just carry on where dumbo donna left off.
slapanut

Utica, NY

#55 Mar 28, 2014
Good riddance! Now maybe whoever takes over can turn around The Observer Disgrace into a REAL newspaper for once. The writers and reporters better get ready to do some hard work in reporting REAL news.
yippers

Utica, NY

#56 Mar 28, 2014
they are going to have one publisher for two papers --the guy that is the publisher in the valley will now also be manager of the local rag. There is virtually nothing left to do there anymore so he will have more than enough time to go back and forth between the two papers, I suspect that donna left because they wanted to either demote her or relocate her and she didn't want to do either. she isn't old enough to even collect social security and she has a kid in college. the truth will come out eventually.
Bush AWOL n Drunk

Whitesboro, NY

#57 Mar 28, 2014
She jacked the price of that rag sheet then retired. Yea, someone had to pay for her golden parachute! Might as well soak the subscribers! Donovan hammered the unions every chance she could get. How much did she get in her package upon leaving? Typical upper crest hypocrite. Typical blue blood blowing her own horn sucking up the accolades from the local suckholes.
hmmm

Utica, NY

#58 Mar 28, 2014
Bush AWOL n Drunk wrote:
She jacked the price of that rag sheet then retired. Yea, someone had to pay for her golden parachute! Might as well soak the subscribers! Donovan hammered the unions every chance she could get. How much did she get in her package upon leaving? Typical upper crest hypocrite. Typical blue blood blowing her own horn sucking up the accolades from the local suckholes.
Actually she has her roots in a NJ low life neighborhood---far from blue blood
amazing

Herkimer, NY

#59 Mar 28, 2014
I reviewed the photos of Donna's retirement part at the Stanley. I saw nothing but politicians blowing their own horn. And for what! Donna was one of the most egotistical persons to run the paper. If you didn't agree with her you were blacklisted. I know as I left the newsroom on my own with my pride and dignity intact!. She tells about how HER paper helped so many others.How about the others whose careers she ruined? I grant you that she did a lot for Operation Sun Shine. Everything else was done for her own saying "what's in it for me?" She could have made a big mark but took the low road for herself much like our present day politicians. Power corrupts doesn't it? Perhaps new blood will get this paper back to where it should be! We can only hope.
truth hurts

Whitesboro, NY

#60 Mar 28, 2014
Her father in law was the biggest a-hole to ever work in albany. His colleagues couldn't stand him. That's why SUNY languished in an abondned warehouse on court st. for years. It wasn't until Donovan retired that SUNY was moved out of that dump in west Utica & moved to it's present location. And he got a stadium named after him. Go figure.
amazing

Herkimer, NY

#61 Mar 28, 2014
truth hurts wrote:
Her father in law was the biggest a-hole to ever work in albany. His colleagues couldn't stand him. That's why SUNY languished in an abondned warehouse on court st. for years. It wasn't until Donovan retired that SUNY was moved out of that dump in west Utica & moved to it's present location. And he got a stadium named after him. Go figure.
James Donovan made a big deal out of the Photonics Lab that would have brought hundreds of jobs to the area and millions of dollars. Instead because of his attitude,politics and fighting who should get credit, the Photonics Lab never became a reality. It's too bad that this person is still remembered at Donovan Stadium.
gddyup

Utica, NY

#62 Mar 28, 2014
amazing wrote:
I reviewed the photos of Donna's retirement part at the Stanley. I saw nothing but politicians blowing their own horn. And for what! Donna was one of the most egotistical persons to run the paper. If you didn't agree with her you were blacklisted. I know as I left the newsroom on my own with my pride and dignity intact!. She tells about how HER paper helped so many others.How about the others whose careers she ruined? I grant you that she did a lot for Operation Sun Shine. Everything else was done for her own saying "what's in it for me?" She could have made a big mark but took the low road for herself much like our present day politicians. Power corrupts doesn't it? Perhaps new blood will get this paper back to where it should be! We can only hope.
The only thing the OD for Operation sunshine was to act as an agent to collect the money. The paper never contributed one dime to it. Donna always said her contribution was the paper collecting the money. If that is her big claim to fame, she sure is a loser.
eleanor

Utica, NY

#63 Mar 28, 2014
truth hurts wrote:
Her father in law was the biggest a-hole to ever work in albany. His colleagues couldn't stand him. That's why SUNY languished in an abondned warehouse on court st. for years. It wasn't until Donovan retired that SUNY was moved out of that dump in west Utica & moved to it's present location. And he got a stadium named after him. Go figure.
Like father, like son. Her husband never earned a dime out of college that wasn't connected to his father. He acted as his father's coffee boy and secretary for years. After that, he was the chief cook, babysitter and bottle washer at home while Donna acted like the Hitler that she is.
Ex Utican

Lowville, NY

#64 Mar 28, 2014
Does this mean no more leanordpittsjr? eeeeeee
bully pulpit

Utica, NY

#65 Mar 28, 2014
Operation Sun determined if you were on the naughty or nice list.
The Truth

Minerva, NY

#66 Mar 28, 2014
eleanor wrote:
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Like father, like son. Her husband never earned a dime out of college that wasn't connected to his father. He acted as his father's coffee boy and secretary for years. After that, he was the chief cook, babysitter and bottle washer at home while Donna acted like the Hitler that she is.
She makes Hitler look like Gandhi.
huntz hall

Syracuse, NY

#67 Mar 29, 2014
As a final tribute to Donna's legacy, read Sat. OD the Good the Bad & the Ugly. As a final kiss-goodbye to Tony Piss-ente she scolds the board of HCCC for not meeting with King Tony on consolidation of HC with MV. Donna...did you ever stop to think that they're 2 separate entities of different counties and both institutions are flourishing? Could it also be that maybe HC officials don't want to have any dealings with Tony Piss-ente and brand of dirty insider politics? Could it also be that King Tony sees this as a power grab to increase the size of his political kingdom? Your editorial in today's paper clearly epitomizes how you ran the OD and your unwavering support of the area's power brokers.
New Hartford Cupcake Face

Whitesboro, NY

#68 Mar 29, 2014
huntz hall wrote:
As a final tribute to Donna's legacy, read Sat. OD the Good the Bad & the Ugly. As a final kiss-goodbye to Tony Piss-ente she scolds the board of HCCC for not meeting with King Tony on consolidation of HC with MV. Donna...did you ever stop to think that they're 2 separate entities of different counties and both institutions are flourishing? Could it also be that maybe HC officials don't want to have any dealings with Tony Piss-ente and brand of dirty insider politics? Could it also be that King Tony sees this as a power grab to increase the size of his political kingdom? Your editorial in today's paper clearly epitomizes how you ran the OD and your unwavering support of the area's power brokers.
The OD under Donna Donovan made it a point to lie and obscure the truth in order to protect her favorite politicians. Everyone can see Picentie's proposal to "merge MVCC and HCC as a blatant power grab. Everyone can see that except Donna Donovan.
Democrat

Oneida, NY

#69 Mar 31, 2014
There is no real newspaper in Utica. The O-D is too far gone to ever be worth anything. No one with guts works there, just Donna's yes-people who now have to say yes to a new boss who won't know or care.
kayla

Utica, NY

#70 Apr 1, 2014
Democrat wrote:
There is no real newspaper in Utica. The O-D is too far gone to ever be worth anything. No one with guts works there, just Donna's yes-people who now have to say yes to a new boss who won't know or care.
The ultimate yes man==dave dudjajk--i heard he can finally take a shit now that the witch is gone.
The Real Deal

Charlestown, MA

#74 Apr 1, 2014
This paper is going to fold up within the next year and Donna Dbag will say it happened because she left there. This POS ran the paper right into the ground with her stupid ideas on how to run it !! Hey sh!t for brains guess what ? People in this area cared more about local NEWS then they did bakesales or the lameass awards you got from your lesbo lovers ! You could have not figured out any better ways to ruin this paper even if you took your head out of a twat to figure it out !! You were nothing but a POS and where was the write up about your punkass kid who tried to out run the police ? Where was that one Dbag Donna ?? YOU ruined this and your nothing but a local joke !!
huntz hall

Syracuse, NY

#75 Apr 1, 2014
If a new publisher was named who was from outside the area, exposing the non profits and the bloated salaries along with the dirty insider city & county politics that have been going on for decades would sell alot of papers. It could even attract the Syracuse media down here.
slapanut

Utica, NY

#77 Apr 30, 2014
Heck they haven't had a real newspaper since the 60s and 70s.

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