COVID-19 impacts on your newspaper
April 15, 2020
The other day I responded to a report of a fire, the results of which you can see on page 10-11.
It wasn’t routine, and I’m not talking about the explosions that kept me and most of the onlookers well away from the roaring flames.
What was unusual was the onlookers themselves – probably one of the the largest crowds I’ve seen in covering fires for 15 years here at The New Era.
I knew something was different when I found myself edging along Elm Street at 10 mph behind a long line of cars.
When I see billowing plumes of black smoke shooting into the sky, I feel like I need to get...