As with many things in our lives, it’s either feast or famine with press releases and provided photos. When the piles get too high on my desk, it’s time to do a little weeding out.
Quite a few press releases are incomplete, with a name or two missing. Some photos have people with their eyes closed, or came too late (that means the column is done and there’s no way I can add to it), or may not pertain to our circulation area, or may be inappropriate. At least if there was a phone number or an email address included, I could contact the sender, but often there’s no contact information at all. You’d be surprised how some people send news releases.
State Sen. Bill Larkin, left, visits with Andrew Finkelstein, a partner in the law firm with the same name, during the Orange Partners in Justice program. Also pictured are Barbara Finkelstein, and Paul Adler, regional manager of Rand Commercial.