The Last Two-Newspaper Town in America Means War

As of today, Philipstown, New York, is a two-newspaper town. Like all such things, it’s already gotten ugly: “This week, news of Gordon Stewart’s [new] paper spread around town. On Monday afternoon, he received a phone call from Doug Cunningham, the editor of the Putnam County News and Recorder. ‘He was so wound up,’ Stewart said. Cunningham wanted to know if there was a liberal conspiracy behind the paper involving the local Democratic politicians, or the Hudson Valley Land Trust, or ‘the Facebook guys,’ referring to Chris Hughes and his partner Sean Eldridge, who own an estate in the area.” Oh Lordy.