Appreciative of a balanced news source

I don’t agree with the comments made in the Feb. 15 letter to the editor (See “Hart, Charen are as liberal as can be”) and I submit two reasons. First of all, it is obvious Ron Hart is a political satirist and is quite humorous. In fact he is very resourceful in his subject matter and the first section I read when I receive the paper, as in today’s world I need a chuckle.

As a conservative I also appreciate hearing Mona Charen’s opposite view, because I believe in a balanced news source expressing the issues, leaving the reader informed and able to make one’s own decisions in life.

Top that off with Kelsey Colbert’s homey approach to life as it was, and wishing it still was the same, bringing back memories for us old folks is a trifecta with Christine Flowers completing the team.

To be frank, I believe you have put together a right sweet newspaper for the east Panhandle region and I applaud your diligence.

Just a few thoughts from a Middle Georgia guy.


Joel “Doc” Hammond

Columbus, Georgia

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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