[JK: this is a new, on-going feature I am initiating. The coverage by the Times Union newspaper of Saratoga Springs is discouragingly bad. This feature is meant to shed light on this problem and to correct the record. Readers are welcome to advise me of problem stories in the future.]
In a February 25 article by Wendy Liberatore on the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee endorsements she wrote:
“We are fortunate to have such excellent people who want to continue serving this city,” said DeLeonardis, whose husband and city attorney Vincent DeLeonardis saw a doubling of his salary under the incumbents.
This is the kind of cheap shot that the Times Union frequently indulges in. Mr. DeLeonardis’ salary went up because he went from part time to full time. Apparently to juice the story up, Ms. Liberatore has dropped this into her report to imply some improper influence was exerted by Ms. DeLenonardis who is chairperson of the city Democratic Committee.