By Paul Daquilante • Staff Writer • 

Owner commits suicide at Carlton Farms

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My deepest sympathy to the entire Duyn family. Thoughts and prayers from the heart to you all. God Bless.


The reporter implies there is a connection with Mr. Duyn's suicide and some of the familial business issues by rolling both together in the article.
Perhaps there was, perhaps not. Would this have been news on its' own? I suspect not.
A little digging might have produced some worthwhile perspective on John's life and career. At best, the issue of the inter-family business strife warranted a separate article, and ideally none at all unless the reported could factually connect the two.


Shame on the NewsRegister, it's staff and it's managing editors. When a person dies there should be respect shown - not garbage flung. It's not the publics right to know why someone took their own life - therefore there needs to be no "speculation" written in the local paper.

If you can't say anything nice - don't say anything at all. This isn't the first time that the NewsRegister has added their own opinion when writing an article about someone's death, but I say it should be the last time!

I ask all that have respect for their neighbors, friends, and family to stop purchasing the NewsRegister until such time that the paper can issue an apology for dirty journalism.


In times of great grief, and especially a suicide following the accidental death of a young person, there is a great deal of suffering on the part of family, friends and others in the community. Paul Daquilante, please step back next time before you write. Think about the lives involved. This family is already suffering. A short article to report the death would have been enough. With 2 deaths in the family and one suicide, didn't it occur to you that reporting family legal history disagreement is not necessary? Did it occur to you that this is not the time for that and that what you wrote may cause further harm? Completely unnecessary. You missed the mark on this one, News Register.


When a person kills himself in public, it becomes a public issue. The public has questions of why it was done when and where it happened. That is the responsibility of journalists to answer these questions. Had it been done privately it likely would have had a different written story. Yes, it is especially painful to all who are close. It is a tragedy for the whole community.


If all the reporting is fair and accurate, I see nothing wrong with all content of this story. It gives a more full perspective of circumstances surrounding the facts. Of course it's tragic. Planes that land don't make the news. My sympathy goes out to the family with regard to both deaths reported.

Jeb Bladine

Reporters working on complex stories have a difficult task under absolute deadlines. Multiple people gathered information for this report – published a few hours after initial law enforcement reports reached us – and for the follow-up story on Tuesday. However, top editors make final content decisions, so we hope people will not personalize complaints at one listed reporter. When a violent death produces many victims, we believe people look to the media for some kind of context. In that, we look to the public record of law enforcement and the courts and report as accurately as possible what we find. We are sorry for the angst this causes for some, and we accept the related anger as natural and understandable.
Jeb Bladine
Publisher / Editor

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