Having the mayor drop in with a bombshell is almost standard operating procedure around the newsroom. It's not like Mayor Christopher Louras is the only politician to hand out news stories too late in the day to get opposing voices into the reporting, he's just the only local one.
So it wasn't a huge surprise to have Louras drop in with a news flash; given our early deadlines, finding out at 4 pm was a bit more rushed than usual. The story is that the city is closing Dana Center to public use, as of Friday.
As a result, the story in tomorrow's paper is a little desultory. We will be filing an update to the website once the print version is out the door, and another after reporter Gordon Dritschilo attends tonight's Board of Aldermen's meeting. Then tomorrow morning, we'll have a reporter and photographer at the Dana Center to talk to users about to be displaced.
Do you have any memories of the Dana School? Are you affected by the closure? What about the timing of the decision? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to this post, on the website or on Facebook, and we'll follow up as best we can.