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By Joe Naiman
Special to Valley News 

Myth underscores need to emphasize local news


Last updated 3/23/2018 at 3:24am

What many of us have taken for granted due to the words of a well-known song is likely a myth, but it shows the importance of a local newspaper emphasizing local news rather than out-of-town news.

The song “American Pie” was written and recorded by Don McLean and focuses on how the singer’s world changed after the plane crash which killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, also known as the Big Bopper. The first lines of the song go, “February made me shiver with every paper I’d deliver; Bad news on the doorstep; I couldn’t take one more step; I can’t...

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