Publisher’s Note June / July 2020

By Wagner Dotto It’s time to rebuild the economy — with purpose and determination. After more than two months on pause, we couldn’t be more relieved that this coronavirus pandemic is gradually becoming part of history. One additional month like April and May would be catastrophic for most small business owners and economy in general — no matter how much stimulus money offered. We can see now a new vibe on the streets of downtown Oswego, Syracuse and elsewhere. Things are picking up, there is a renewed sense of optimism, a sense the economy can rebound — finally. As an essential business, we worked through the pandemic, interviewing sources, putting stories together, doing design work and selling advertising — mostly remotely. It was a tough, depressing time. Coming to a nearly empty office daily, week after week, with dead phones and empty desks was something we don’t experience very often. We are dependent on a thriving, vibrant economy that continues to grow and innovate. The more growth, the more business activity, the better. That’s what keeps this publication alive and well. Like nearly all small businesses, we had our losses. New York state hit “pause” on March 22, as we embarked on

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