Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00
Who knew newspaper subscriptions cost $2 more than 60 years ago? Lou Sanders did, and he knew it well. I interviewed him recently as part of a feature that will appear in the upcoming Guide to Mineola. At the inception of the Mineola American, his kids even helped on the paper.
Door-to-door sales, which were replaced by telemarketers, was Sanders’ mantra. He ran the marathon around the village, trying to get subscriptions to the paper. Sixty years later, the paper lives on. Also…wait, I don’t want to spoil it for you. Look for the whole story in the guide coming out next month.