In the Times: Come get some good news on Election Day

By popular demand, the Times weekly newspapers will be holding another presentation about how to get your news into the paper, this one at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day. at Waterford Public Library.

This is a great opportunity for public relations people, nonprofits, businesses and individuals to find out how they can translate their news into information nuggets that readers can easily digest.

We will cover the basics of how to write a press release, send photos and follow up with reporters and editors. In addition, attendees will receive a packet of information listing deadlines for publications in The Day as well as important contacts and tips of dos and don’ts.

(Even if you can’t attend, I will email you the packet any time by email if you send a request to

The Times has been reaching out to the community over the past few months to promote its tagline “the best news we get comes from you,” encouraging more people from all communities and walks of life to send us news about personal accomplishments, life changes and interesting events. We particularly want more photos, because we can’t be everywhere, but you can!

This is our fifth community meeting in less than a year as we have added more features that require reader involvement, including Friends & Neighbors items that have ranged from news about local book authors to briefs about those being promoted or retiring; Be An Angel, which invites groups or individuals seeking community support to submit; Let’s Go, which offers details on great events nearby; and Kindness in Real Life, which tells stories of people doing good work.

We thank you for responding to all these initiatives so positively. I look forward to seeing you on Election Day.

Lee Howard is The Day’s community editor. He can be reached at or (860) 701-4356.


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