On August 12, 2012, I published a statement concerning a quote that appeared in the Courier Observer. The quote was attributed to Massena Mayor James Hidy. I have thought about the words that I used in this statement. I regret having used the phrase, “political whore”. This is objectionable language. I am now replacing the first sentence of what I wrote and published on August 12, 2012. I hereby replace that sentence with the sentence that follows.
The Courier Observer, a newspaper which circulates in the Village of Massena and the Village of Potsdam in northern New York State, recently placed the face of a deceiver on its front page.