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Monday, October 15, 2012

Tough break all around

It is said that momentum in baseball is the next day's pitcher. The Yankees saw that first hand.

Less than 48 hours after the euphoria of their ALDS Game 5 victory over the Orioles, the Yankees find themselves in an 0-2 hole in the ALCS to the Tigers.

Everything that could go wrong, did so for the Yankees, who were rendered helpless on offense by Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez. With the exception of a four-run uprising against Detroit close Jose Valverde in the ninth inning of Game 1, the Yankees have not scored against a Tigers pitcher in 20 innings.

The Yankee big bats have been silent from Robinson Cano to Alex Rodriguez to Nick Swisher to Curtis Granderson, making a one-run deficit seem as big as six-run deficit.

Making things worse is New York losing Derek Jeter for the remainder of the playoffs with a broken ankle.

With the way the Yankees are hitting, and with the Tigers' two best pitchers — Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer — on the mound in Game 3 and 4, the rest of the Yankees' season might last two games.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Joe Baganz

The story, "Kingston eatery shows owner Joe Baganz's faith in Midtown" was modified at 6:55 a.m. on May 30 to correct the name of Joe Baganz, the owner of Joe Beez.

Friday, April 27, 2012

'Rock for Food' and Enterprise

A Sunday article about a “Rock for Food” event contained inaccurate information. The event will not hold a raffle or 50/50 drawing.


An editorial Thursday misidentified which retired space shuttle never left Earth atmosphere. It was Enterprise.


Although steps are taken to avoid factual mistakes in our news stories and photo captions, errors can occur. It is Freeman policy to make corrections as soon as possible. Contact the city editor — (845) 331-5000, ext. 410 — if a factual error appears.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Recycling plan not to commingle recyclabes, refuse

While the Kingston Department of Public Works officials are considering buying two new automated garbage trucks, it is not being done to commingle recyclables and refuse as erroneously reported in the article "Kingston Public Works leaders press for new garbage trucks (video)"


Friday, February 17, 2012

Typos that hurt as we laugh OR "Don't you guys proofread?"

EMSVOLUNTEER  on 02/17/2012 07:17:21 said:
""...tubal libations..." I get a kick out of the Freeman's typos. Don't you guys proofread?"

That would be a knee-slapper if it weren't my publication. "Prosecco with your sterilization, M'am?"
To answer your question, we do urge reporters and editors to work with care. But the truth is the volume of work we are trying to manage on two major delivery platforms -- print and digital -- with a smaller staff than we had when we only delivered a print edition has meant more errors of this sort.
Makes my teeth curl when I see them.
I have corrected the error online and appended the following:
Editor's note: This story was modified 08:49 AM 02-17-12 to correct a typographical error kindly brought to our attention by a reader.
Thank you,
Tony Adamis
Managing Editor

Wrong caption in Ulster Chamber Music Series story.

Today's print version of the feature on the Ulster Chamber Music Series contains the wrong caption information with the main photo, which actually is the American String Quartet, and not the Four Nations Ensemble, as Susan Rafkind kindly pointed out.

So, for the record:

This is the American String Quartet:

And this is the Four Nations Ensemble:

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Corrections about reservoir issues story

Carter Strickland is commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. His position was incorrectly reported in Jan. 24 and 25 stories on city handling of its water system.
The name of state Department of Environmental Conservation Deputy Commissioner Marc Gerstman was incorrectly spelled in a Jan. 25 story and correction.
A story and its headline in Wednesday’s edition misrepresented Carter Strickland, commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Strickland said that he did not feel under siege by Ulster County residents at a forum Monday at Ulster County Community College. It was a reporter’s observation that, when challenged after the forum by Kingston resident Lynda Brandt to show remorse, Strickland declined.